John 6:1-14

John 6:1–14 (ASV 1901)

After these things Jesus went away to the other side of the sea of Galilee, which is the sea of Tiberias. 2And a great multitude followed him, because they beheld the signs which he did on them that were sick. 3And Jesus went up into the mountain, and there he sat with his disciples. 4Now the passover, the feast of the Jews, was at hand. 5Jesus therefore lifting up his eyes, and seeing that a great multitude cometh unto him, saith unto Philip, Whence are we to buy bread, that these may eat? 6And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do. 7Philip answered him, Two hundred shillings’ worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one may take a little. 8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him, 9There is a lad here, who hath five barley loaves, and two fishes: but what are these among so many? 10Jesus said, Make the people sit down. Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, in number about five thousand. 11Jesus therefore took the loaves; and having given thanks, he distributed to them that were set down; likewise also of the fishes as much as they would. 12And when they were filled, he saith unto his disciples, Gather up the broken pieces which remain over, that nothing be lost. 13So they gathered them up, and filled twelve baskets with broken pieces from the five barley loaves, which remained over unto them that had eaten. 14When therefore the people saw the sign which he did, they said, This is of a truth the prophet that cometh into the world.

Scripture Testimony Index stories for this passage

God sustained Jackie Womack and her five children for a week by multiplying her meager supplies. When the cupboards were finally bare, God spoke to a friend of Jackie’s, through whom He supplied for the pantry.
Mel Tari narrates a story wherein his evangelist friend, Abel, experiences God’s wonderful provision for the material needs of a revival team. God fed the team three meals a day for several days from a single two-person portion of food.
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The Sanborns took in a very large, last-minute outreach team that did not have a sufficient budget for their needs. Art was optimistic, while Ellen was discouraged. But this was God's plan, and He proved it by feeding the whole team from bottomless pots of food.