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Jan 09, 2022

The Feeding of the 4000+

The Feeding of the 4000+

Passage: Matthew 15:29-39

Speaker: Pastor Stephen Palm

Series: Matthew: The King and His Kingdom

Category: Expository Book Study

We might be tempted to think that the Feeding of the 4000 and the Feeding of the 5000 are the same event with some differing details. However, there are some strong arguments against this. Matthew describes both events separately. The locations are different. The audience is different. Clearly, this is a second feeding miracle. The most surprising element is that the disciples express the same lack of faith as they did the first time Jesus multiplied loaves and fishes. And the disciples said to him, “Where are we to get enough bread in such a desolate place to feed so great a crowd? We will explore the question, “Why are the disciples so slow in their faith development?” and the more penetrating question, “Why are we?” What are the factors that inhibit our faith? What can we do to grow beyond these hindrances?