Phillip the Bean-Counter: “Practical Apostle or Negative Nelly?”

We’ve wrapped up the leading four apostles, Peter, Andrew, John and James.  This week, we’ll dip into the second set of four, starting with Phillip.  As you’ll find, not much is written about Phillip.  In fact, he’s only mentioned in one of the four gospels; Book of John.  Although, there are many who think other gospels’ statements of unnamed others, points us towards Phillip and one of his closest buddies, Andrew.

A fishermen like the other four we’ve already studied, Phillip was also tasked with the responsibility as the group’s “bean counter”.  In that role, he was the guy who was the “apostolic administrator” (because every group needs an “admin”) charged with arranging meals and logistics.  He is tested by Jesus in the loaves and fishes miracle story as our Lord turns to him saying “Where shall we buy bread, that these may eat?”

Phillip is puzzled probably because he had already been doing the math in his head.

Phillip answered Him, “Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not enough sufficient for them, that every one of them may have a little.  JOHN 6:7

Join us this Friday as John Ramey leads our study of the apostle Phillip.  Please gather in fellowship beginning at 7:30 am, with our discussions starting at 7:45 am.

See you then!