25 July 2021 - Ninth Sunday After Pentecost - The writer of John tells us that Passover was near when Jesus sat on a mountain to teach and then feed the 5,000. John puts Jesus squarely in the context of Sinai and the Exodus, connecting Jesus with the Prophet Like Moses. God, in the Exodus, moves Israel from death to life so that he can dwell with his people. Likewise, Jesus performs miracles to show that the Kingdom of God is breaking in on earth, moving those who trust in him from death to life and into relationship with God the Father.
Readings: Ephesians 3:14-21; Psalm 145:10-18; John 6:1-21