II Kings 4:42-44; Psalms 145:10-11,15-16,17-18; Ephesians 4:1-6; John 6:1-15
In today’s Gospel Lesson, a crowd of more than five thousand persons followed Jesus as He climbed a hillside. The people had two things in common. First, they had been “impressed by the signs He gave by curing the sick” (Jn. 6:2). And second, they hadn’t started eating yet. And when Jesus saw the crowds approaching, He said to the Apostle Philip, “Where can we buy some bread for these people to eat?” (Jn. 6:5). Then follows the familiar story of how Jesus managed to feed the entire crowd of thousands with only “five barley loaves and two fish. Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks, and gave them out to all who were sitting ready; He then did the same with the fish, giving out as much as was wanted” (Jn. 6:9,11).
The New Testament writers recorded Jesus’ miracles as clear and compelling signs that to believe in Him is to live confidently and hopefully. In John’s Gospel we read the story of the…
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