5. The Need of the Hungry -- Life's Feeding
a. The Hungry World and the Feeding Christ
1 After these things Jesus went away across the 1Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias.
2 And a great crowd followed Him, because they saw the asigns which He did on those who were sick.
3 And Jesus went up to the 1mountain and sat there with His disciples.
4 Now the 1aPassover, the feast of the Jews, was near.
5 aJesus then lifting up His eyes and seeing that a great crowd was coming toward Him, said to Philip, Where shall we buy bread that these may eat?
6 But this He said to test him, for He Himself knew what He was about to do.
7 Philip answered Him, Two hundred 1denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that each one may take a little.
8 One of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to Him,
9 There is a little boy here who has 1five 2barley loaves and 1two 2fish; but what are these for so many?
10 Jesus said, Have the people recline. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men reclined, in number about five thousand.
11 Jesus then took the loaves, and when He had given thanks, He distributed to those who were reclining; likewise also of the fish, as much as they wanted.
12 And when they were filled, He said to His disciples, Gather the broken pieces left over that nothing may be lost.
13 So they gathered them and filled 1twelve handbaskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves which were left over among those who had eaten.
14 The people therefore, seeing the sign which He did, said, This is truly the aProphet who is to come into the world.
15 Then Jesus, knowing that they were about to come and take Him by force 1to make Him aKing, bwithdrew again to the mountain, Himself alone.