Gospel of John. John 6. Get up. ANNOUNCEMENTS. John 6. PART I. Exegesis. A. BACKGROUND. Author: John, the “one Jesus loved” Brother of James and son of Zebedee Date: 90s AD. First of five books: 1, 2, 3 John, & Revelation Audience: Shunned Jewish-Christians
(10) Jesus said, "Have the people sit down." Now there was much grass in the place. So the men sat down, about five thousand in number. (11) Jesus then took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated. So also the fish, as much as they wanted. (12) And when they had eaten their fill, he told his disciples, "Gather up the leftover fragments, that nothing may be lost." (13) So they gathered them up and filled twelve baskets with fragments from the five barley loaves left by those who had eaten. (14) When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, "This is indeed the Prophet who is to come into the world!” (15) Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
“(23) Some went down to the sea in ships, doing business on the great waters; (24) they saw the deeds of the LORD, his wondrous works in the deep. (25) For he commanded and raised the stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. (26) They mounted up to heaven; they went down to the depths; their courage melted away in their evil plight; (27) they reeled and staggered like drunken men and were at their wits' end. (28) Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. (29) He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. (30) Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven. (31) Let them thank the LORD for his steadfast love, for his wondrous works to the children of man! (32) Let them extol him in the congregation of the people, and praise him in the assembly of the elders. (Ps 107:23-32)