Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Pericope: John 6:5, 6 - 5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
Title: How to Pass a Test
Point 1: The Test is Meant to grow you not grade you. vs. 6 - 6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.
Point 2: The Test is meant to get you to speak up. Vs. 7, 8 - 7 Philip answered him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages[a] to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!” 8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up,
Point 3: The Test is meant to get you to follow instructions. Vs. 10 - 10 Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there).
1 Corinthians 10:13 - no temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.