John 6—Bread. This is the great bread chapter in the Bible. •Multiplying of bread: this miracle of feeding 5,000 is the only miracle recorded in all four Gospels. Involved in the miracle was a challenge (Christ tested Philip about supplying bread); contribution (a lad gave five loaves and two fish); creating (Christ multiplied the bread from the few loaves and fish); cleanup (twelve baskets); consequences (people honored Christ). •Movement after bread: the trip across the sea at night during a storm. The purpose of the movement (to go to Capernaum); the problem in the movement (storm at sea); the phenomena in the movement (Christ walked on the sea to the boat and the boat came to shore as soon as Christ got in it). •Message about bread: in this major discourse, Christ spoke about spiritual bread (He is the Bread of Life). The learning from Christ (about the work, wonders, will, and Wheat of God [Jesus the Bread of Life]); the loathing of Christ (the people loathed the person and power of Christ); the leaving of Christ (the message caused all the people to leave Christ except the twelve). –Butler’s Daily Bible Reading
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