Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 五饼二鱼的故事

         此后,耶稣渡过加利利湖,此湖也叫提比哩亚湖。 许多人因为看到他在病人身上显示的奇迹,都跟在他身后,耶稣上了一座小山,和门徒们坐在一起。 这时已经快到犹太人的逾越节了。

         耶稣抬头看见一大群人向他走来,就问腓力∶“我们得到哪里去买足够这些人吃的面包呢?”(耶稣早就知道该怎么做,他这么问只是为了试探腓力。)

        腓力说∶“花一整年的工钱买面包,还不够这些人每人吃一口的呢。”

        西门彼得的兄弟安得烈是耶稣的门徒之一,他对耶稣说∶“这里有个男孩,他有五块大麦面包和两条鱼,可是这对那么多人有什么用处呢?”

        耶稣说∶“让大家坐下来吧。” 那地方遍地是青草,人们席地而坐,大约有五千个男人。 耶稣拿起面包,谢恩之后,把面包分给坐在那里的人,同样,他也把鱼分给了他们,任凭他们随便要多少。

        等人们都吃饱了,耶稣对门徒说∶“把剩下的东西都收拾起来,不要浪费。”门徒们把这些人分吃五块大麦面包后的剩饭收起来,足足装了满满十二筐。

        人们看到耶稣所行的奇迹,开始说∶“这个人肯定是即将来临到这个世界的先知。”耶稣知道他们要来强迫他做王,便独自一人离开到山里去了。

约翰福音 6:1 ~ 15














讨论问题:

1.  个故事里,耶的跟从者们发觉们处在什么样的情况下

2.  为什么他们会处在这个情况下呢?

3.  从他们对耶稣问题的回答中,你能否告诉我们腓力和安得烈是怎么样的人?

4.  他们个人对这事有什么样的感受?

5.  耶稣是要怎样来测试他们?你觉得腓力和安得烈也没有通过这个测试?

6.  从这个故事里,你能告诉我什么有关耶稣的能力?

Jesus crossed Lake Galilee, which was also known as Lake Tiberias.  A large crowd had seen him work miracles to heal the sick, and those people went with him. It was almost time for the Jewish festival of Passover, and Jesus went up on a mountain with his disciples and sat down. 

When Jesus saw the large crowd coming toward him, he asked Philip, "Where will we get enough food to feed all these people?" He said this to test Philip, since he already knew what he was going to do.

Philip answered, "Don't you know that it would take almost a year's wages just to buy only a little bread for each of these people?" 

Andrew, the brother of Simon Peter, was one of the disciples. He spoke up and said, "There is a boy here who has five small loaves of barley bread and two fish. But what good is that with all these people?" The ground was covered with grass, and Jesus told his disciples to have everyone sit down. About five thousand men were in the crowd. Jesus took the bread in his hands and gave thanks to God. Then he passed the bread to the people, and he did the same with the fish, until everyone had plenty to eat.

The people ate all they wanted, and Jesus told his disciples to gather up the leftovers, so that nothing would be wasted.  The disciples gathered them up and filled twelve large baskets with what was left over from the five barley loaves.

After the people had seen Jesus work this miracle, they began saying, "This must be the Prophet who is to come into the world!" Jesus realized that they would try to force him to be their king. So he went up on a mountain, where he could be alone.

John 6:1 ~ 15 (CEV)


Discussion questions:

1.  What situation did Jesus and His followers find themselves in, in this story?

2.  Why were they in this situation?

3.  Based on their responses to Jesus' question, what can you tell me about Philip and Andrew?

4.  What were their individual impressions of the situation?

5.  What was Jesus testing?  Do you think Philip and Andrew passed the test?

6.  What can you tell me about Jesus from this story?


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