April 8th - John 6:1-15 | Jesus Feeds the 5,000

JOHN 6:1-15 | JESUS FEEDS THE 5,000

  1. Introduction: 
    1. Icebreaker or Game
    2. Intro Video/Sermon Recap. (If the video doesn’t work you can do your own brief summary the same way.)
  2. Read & Discussion Questions:
    1. John 6:1-4
      1. Why is it important that John tells us the Passover Feast was near?
      2. How does this explain the large crowd?
      3. What did the Passover celebrate?
    2. John 6:5-6
      1. Why would Jesus ask Philip this question if he already knew how he was going to feed the people?
      2. Have you every felt God put you in a situation that he knew the answer but asked you anyway? 
      3. Why does Jesus test us like he did with Philip?
      4. In the sermon, Calvin said Jesus wants to strain our faith muscles? Why does God want to strain our faith muscles and how does that help us grow?
    3. John 6:7-13
      1. What do you think the disciples felt after the miracle when each of them held a basketful of leftovers?
    4. John 6:14-15
      1. How does the context of Passover help explain why the crowd thinks Jesus is “The Prophet” and they want to make him “king by force?”
      2. The people try to determine who Jesus is and what he should do for them. What are ways we tend to do this in our own lives?
      3. Calvin said, “The calling is not for Jesus to be our tagalong, but for us to follow him” What does that mean and how does it apply to your life?
    5. General Questions
      1. How did the sermon impact you?
      2. How did God speak to you Sunday?
      3. What action is God wanting you to take?
      4. Who is reading the Gospel of Mark this week? How has it been?
  3. Pray