Philip learned the truth about the kingdom of the LORD God at the feet of Jesus. We also are children of the LORD God and need to learn about the kingdom of the LORD God at the feet of Jesus. Matthew. 10:3; Mark 3:18; Luke. 6:14-16; John 1:43-4
Philip was one of the twelve apostles. He was a native of Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. When Philip was called by Jesus he readily responded to the call. Philip brought Nathanael to Christ. (John 1:44).
Philip found Nathanael, and told him, they had found the one Moses spoke of in the law, and the prophets, wrote about, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph. When Nathanael ask if any good thing could come out of Nazareth Philip told him to come and see. (John 1:45-46).
Jesus went up into a mountain and sat with His disciples. The Passover was close. When Jesus lifted up His eyes and saw a great company come unto Him. Jesus asked Philip where they could buy bread for them to eat. Philip was tested by Jesus because Jesus already knew what He would do.
Philip answered that Two hundred pennyworth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may take a little. A penny worth of bread would be like a day’s wage. A pennyworth is a Roman silver coin. It was the principal silver coin of the Roman Empire. It was Andrew who told Jesus about the lad who had five barley loaves and two small fishes. There were five thousand fed by Jesus. (John 6:5-12).
Philip introduced Greeks to Christ close to the time the Son of man was to be glorified. Certain Greeks came up to worship at the feast and came to Philip telling Philip they desired to see Jesus. Philip told Andrew and they both told Jesus. (John 12:20-24).
Jesus told His disciples of His betrayal and of His death. Jesus told the disciples not to let their hearts be troubled if they believed in God, to believe also in Him. If they knew Jesus they should know His Father also. Christ gently scolded Philip when he asked Jesus to show the Father and it will satisfy them. Jesus asks Philip if he does not know Him since they have been together for a long time. Jesus told Philip that if Philip has seen Him then he has seen the Father. (John 14:1-12).
The disciples witnessed of Jesus Christ and returned unto Jerusalem from the mount called the Ascension Olivet. They went up into an upper room, where dwelling both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James. (Acts 1:13).
What Can This Story Teach Us?
Philip learned the truth about the kingdom of the LORD God at the feet of Jesus. We also are children of the LORD God and need to learn about the kingdom of the LORD God at the feet of Jesus.
What this means to us is we should study the Word of God which is the Bible. This is so we can become more like Jesus Christ. When we study His Word, we should read the Bible and think about what it means to us in our life. We should seek to find the ways Jesus would handle whatever we are going through at any given time.
Philip sought the path to salvation, which led him to Jesus Christ. Eternal life in Christ is available to anyone who desires it.
“So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” (Hebrew 9:28).
“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (2 Timothy 3:15).
“For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.” (Romans 1:16)
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