HOW the MASTER SHAPED HIS DISCIPLES for GREATNESS and WHAT HE WANTS TO DO with YOU
By John Mac Arthur
Philip – THE BEAN COUNTER
Focal Scripture: John 6:7
– Philip was from Bethsaida.
– Philip is often paired with Nathanael.
– Philip is first apostle to whom Jesus actually said, “Follow Me.”
– Philip found and told Nathanael about, “Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets wrote – Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.”
– Philip was identified at the feeding of the five thousand.
Scripture References: John 1:44, 45; John 6:5-7
– The fifth name on every list of the apostles is Philip’s.
– Philip is a Greek name meaning “lover of horses.” His Jewish name is not mentioned.
– All vignettes of Philip appear in the Gospel of John.
– Certain Greeks who came to worship at the feast went to Philip.
– Both Philip and Andrew told Jesus about the Gentiles at the feast.
– It was Philip who said to Jesus, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.”
Scripture References: John 12:20-21, 22; John 14:8
– Denarii: A denarius was one day’s wages for a common laborer.
– Shaliah: A Jewish legal emissary or agent who performs an act of legal significance for the benefit of the sender, as opposed to him or herself.
– Why did Jesus single Philip out at the feeding of the five thousand?
– How did Jesus respond to Philip in John 14:9-11?
Life Application Points from The Phone Tree:
– I recognize that I can make myself available to the Lord for His use.
– I recognize that each day of my life should be about following after Jesus Christ.
– I recognize that I must share the Gospel with others.
– I recognize that I need to be a visionary and that I need to be careful not to limit God.
– I recognize that I can always go to the Lord, even when I am unsure of something.
– I recognize that I need to trust God to help me.