We’ve seen a prominent focus on Jesus as God’s self-revelation in John 1-5. And we’ve seen a couple of significant narrator comments along the way:
- 2:11 – “Now this is the first of his signs . . “
- 4:54 – “This now was the second sign that Jesus did . . .”
Now, in John 6, notice the repetition of sign(s) . . . either the word or the concept:
6:1-13 – Jesus feeds five thousand
6:14 – When the people saw the sign that he had done, they said, “This indeed is the Prophet who is to come into the world!”
6:16-21 – Jesus walks on water
6:26 – “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because ate your fill of loaves.”
6:30 – “What sign do you do, that we may see and believe you?”
6:61b-62 – “Do you take offense at this? Then what if you were to see the Son of Man ascending to where he was before?”
- What’s the significance of signs and increased revelation in John 6?
- What’s John doing in his narrative? In other words, how do the signs (and the discussion of them) advance the theme of God’s self-revelation in John’s Gospel?
Thoughts anyone? Any other observations and comments on John 6 are welcome!