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Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

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Story about imagining being desperate
Exposition
Matthew 14:13–14 ESV
13 Now when Jesus heard this, he withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
Now when Jesus heard this,
Not about John the Baptist’s death but about Herod’s reaction
What has Jesus done before when the scrutiny was getting high?
He departed from the Pharisees, he went away from the midst of the people of Nazareth
He also has be avoiding the crowds to a degree
To focus on His mission
What did he do here?
He withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by Himself.
Basically, a place where He and his disciples could be alone and away from scrutiny
Yet the crowds followed him. Imagine this, you are try to isolate yourself as a famous person but the crowds wont leave you alone, you get on a boat...
So, vs 14, He goes ashore and sees desperate people.
Imagine, with me, a time when you see desperate people...
Gas station...
How would Jesus respond?
With compassion.

I. As a Jesus follower you must respond to need with compassion.

So what does this mean?
It means that, when that person at the gas station comes to you, you must respond with compassion
What is compassion?
Continue Exposition
Matthew 14:15–17 ESV
15 Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17 They said to him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.”
Matthew 14:18–21 ESV
18 And he said, “Bring them here to me.” 19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

II. God is the one who works through us so let Him.

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