4 Views on the Significance of the Feeding of the 5000


Jesus Without Baggage

The feeding of the 5000, aspects of which we have discussed in the past several articles, is a well-known episode in the Gospels. Children learn it early in Sunday school; in fact there was a boy involved so children identify even further with the story.

The story of the feeding is familiar; but what is its significance to us? In this last article of the series we take a look at four possible answers to that question.

Giovanni Lanfranco (1582-1647)—The Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes—c.1620 Giovanni Lanfranco (1582-1647)—The Multiplication of Loaves and Fishes—c.1620

1. The Feeding of the 5000 as a Great Demonstration of Jesus’ Power and Authority

Some believers see the feeding of the 5000 as the greatest public demonstration of Jesus’ power and authority. It was massive and it was very, very public. This impressive public demonstration of Jesus’ power validates his teaching and his claims to represent the Father.

Jesus had already healed many people both publicly…

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