Matthew Lesson 16 Day 5

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Matthew Lesson 16 Day 5

Matthew 15:29-38

12) Jesus fed 5000 and now 4000

Feeding the 5000 men and their families

  • Jesus was in search of a place to rest away from the crowds.
  • When the people found him, he felt compassion toward them.
  • He healed their sick.
  • Occurred near Bethsaida —Luke 9:10
  • The crowd had been with Jesus all day —Matthew 14:15
  • The disciples approached Jesus about sending the people away to find food. —Mark 6:35
  • Jesus told the disciples to feed them. —Mark 6:37
  • Food available—5 loaves and 2 fish—Mark 6:38
  • 5000 men were fed in addition to women and children —Mark 6:44
  • Twelve baskets of food were left over —Mark 6:43
  • Jesus immediately sent the disciples away by boat —Matthew 14:22

Feeding the 4000 men and their families

  • Jesus went up on the mountain and sat down ready to teach.
  • A large crowd came bringing the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others who needed healing.
  • Occurred in Decapolis —Mark 7:31
  • The crowd had been with Jesus three days —Matthew 15:32
  • He had compassion on them knowing they hadn’t brought enough food for three days.
  • Jesus called the disciples to Him and said He didn’t want to send them away hungry. —Matthew 15:32
  • Food available—7 loaves and a few small fish —Matthew 15:34
  • Seven baskets of food were left over —Matthew 15:37
  • 4000 men were fed, besides woman and children —Matthew 15:38
  • Jesus got into the boat after sending the crowds away —Matthew 15:39

The disciples reacted the same way both times. They focused on the size of the “mountain” Instead of the size of their God.

DAY 6

Be persistent in prayer and faith regardless of the delay. Focus on the things unseen.

Jesus has compassion and cares about my needs. He can make the little that I have—time, energy, expertise, money, food, resources—more than enough. Pray that I will look to Him and depend on Him for all that I need and not look at the natural realm.


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