Gospel Of John Chapter #6 Notes

John Chapter 6

Feeding The 5,000

Vs 1 – Sea of Galilee: approx 14 miles long and 7 miles wide. Also called: Lake Tiberias; Gennesaret;  Sea of Chinnereth.

9 cities stood on its shores.  To the N.W. was a beautiful fertile plain called Gennesaret.

The Jordan River enters the Northern end of the Lake and out the South end.

The sea is also fed by many underground springs.

The maximum depth is approx 141 Ft.

It is approx. 700 Ft below sea level.

John 6:5 – Jesus saw a great  multitude of  people.

John 6:6 – Jesus is proving or testing His disciples (followers / learners).

John 6:7 – They didn’t have enough money to buy food for each and every person.

Here, we see a miracle. This event is humanly impossible.

In life, we often run into things that happen which are beyond our human control.

What are we to do when this happens?

Luke 18:27 “And he said, the things which are impossible with men are possible with God.”

The question arises as to just how much FAITH do we have?

John 6:9 A lad = a little boy.

I Corinthians 1:27 “But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty.”

Humanly, one might think this to be ridiculous: Why even attempt to do this?

Again, Jesus is testing His followers. He is giving them a great lesson on Faith.

John 6:10 – I Corinthians 14:40 “Let all things be done decently and in order.”

John 6:11 – Jesus gives thanks. How often do you give thanks for a problem / an obstacle / for something that you really do not think will happen?

John 6:14, The effect of this miracle was to convince the people that Jesus was the true prophet.

John 6:15-21 – Jesus Walks on the Sea and Quiets The Storm

John 6:15: “… departed into a mountain …”

Great issues in Jesus life was settled on the mountains:

1. He was tempted on the Mountain.

2. He was transfigured on the mountain.

3. He gave His sermon on the mountain.

4. He wept over Jerusalem on the mountain.

5. He was crucified on the mountain.

6. He ascended from the mountain.

7. His feet shall stand on the Mount of Olives

8. He will come to Mt. Zion.

John 6:17, it was dark & a storm is brewing.

Sea of Galilee is noted for great storm; high winds and treacherous sailing.

Storms seem to come your way in the darkness of life, when things tend to be going wrong.

John 6:19, 20-30 furlongs = 2-3 miles.  They were worn out fighting the storm; and afraid.

You ever get tired in your battles of life?

John 6:20, Jesus is always there, in the middle of your darkest hour and in your biggest storm.

John 6:21, Jesus guided the ship, safely, to land, “whether they went” = their destination.

In the middle of a storm; problem; frightful situation; Jesus is there. No matter how dark the hour may seem, no matter how afraid you might be.

Jesus guided them, in the middle of it all, safely to where He wanted them to go.

Matthew 28:20 “Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”

Hebrews 13:5 “Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”

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