The Gospel of Matthew, Part 33

The Gospel of Matthew, Part 33

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Matthew 14:13-27
Feeding the Five Thousand/ Walking on the Water

Feeding the Five Thousand

What is your ROI?

You give them something and eat- Jesus calls the Apostles to action
Send them away- why this response?
What is the significance of the 5 loaves and 2 fish?

5 loaves- 5 Books of the Torah- depended on them for direction

2 fish- for nourishment- preaching of the prophet and John

Blessing and Breaking of the Bread- The teachings are to be broken apart and consumed.

And everyone ate.

Walking on the Water

How does Jesus deal with fear and the awakening of stony hearts?

The Lord comes in the 4th Watch

  • 1st watch- Adam to Noah
  • 2nd watch- Noah to Moses
  • 3rd watch- Moses to the coming of our Lord
  • 4th watch- Lord appear in splendor to His Ascension

Take Heart ; Have no Fear

How does one deal with fear?

If one believes, does that mean he will have no trouble in his/her life?

 

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