John 6:1–15 – “The Fourth Move: Improving Improv” – Kerry Kaino
1. If Jesus had addressed you rather than Philip with the question, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” (verse 5), how might you have responded?
2. What indications do we have from the comments of Philip and Andrew that they were focused on the limited resources on hand?
3. In what ways have you thought in such a way that it majors on rational limitations rather than trust in the unlimited grace of God? (In other words, is your focus on the short fall of the five small barley loaves and two small fish in the face of what feels like an insurmountable crisis?)
4. If you had been one of those who had eaten their fill, what questions would this miraculous banquet have raised in your mind about Jesus?
5. In what ways might it be significant that the actions and words of Jesus in verse 11 recall to mind the Jewish Passover, and pre-enact the Last Supper and the Lord’s Supper, as well as the great marriage feast of the Lamb (Revelation 19:6-9)?
6. In what ways have you experienced Jesus using small things, and making a huge difference? In what ways has God been more than enough for you?