Summary: This is the fill in the blank for the Bible study of Phillip from 12 Ordinary Men. See also notes from the Bible Study found in the series of sermons here.

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Note: This is a study from the book 12 Ordinary Men by John McArthur an excellent book. This is the fill in the blank outline from Adult Bible Fellowships of First Baptist Church Orion. This is not original but worth posting for study.

Twelve Ordinary Men

Philip – the Bean Counter

Philip answered Him,“Two hundred denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them, that every one of them may have little.” – John 6:7

I. Some general observations about Philip:

a. In the four biblical lists of the Twelve, the ________ name on every list is Philip. This

apparently signifies that Philip was the ________ of the second group of four.

b. Philip is a ________ name, meaning “lover of horses.” He must also have had a Jewish name, but it is never

given. Based on this, it is likely that Philip came from a family of Hellenistic Jews.

c. Don’t confuse him with Philip the _____________, the man we meet in Acts 6 who became an evangelist and

led the _____________ to Christ.

d. He, along with Nathanael and Thomas the Twin, was a ____________from _______________, just like the

first group of four.

e. It seems that unlike the first four apostles, Philip was a _______________, a ________, and sometimes a ______________.

II. His Call (John 1:43-46)

a. He was technically the first apostle that Jesus ______________.

b. What was the first thing Philip did after Jesus called him to follow Him?


c. It is obvious from what he said to Nathanael that he, along with the other five fishermen from Bethsaida who

had gone to hear John the Baptist, had been looking for the _______________.

d. When he found Jesus, he accepted him wholeheartedly and unhesitatingly. This was actually out of

____________ for him which goes to show how the Lord had prepared his ___________.

III. The Feeding of the Five Thousand (John 6:1-14)

a. At his first encounter with Christ we see Philip’s spiritual side; here we see his ____________ side.

b. Why did Jesus ask Philip where they would buy bread for so many? John says it was to _______ him. But why

Philip? Because he was apparently the apostolic administrator – the ________ counter.

c. Although he had seen Jesus work miracles already, when he saw that great crowd, he lapsed into

________________ thinking.

IV. The Visit of the Greeks

a. They probably sought out Philip because of his ______ and family.

b. Philip, because of his administrative personality, was concerned about policies and protocol.

c. So Philip took the Greeks to _____________.

d. He had another opportunity to step out in ______ and again he missed it.

V. The Upper Room (John 14:1-11)

a. In verse 7, Jesus added an explicit claim about His own deity: “If you had known Me, you would have known

My _____________ also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.”

b. Philip’s response to Jesus claim here is ________________ and sad especially when we remember how

eagerly he responded when Jesus first called him.

c. If we were interviewing Philip for the _______ to which Jesus had called him, we might say, “He’s out. You

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