Why Did Jesus Feed the 5000?

4 Reasons Jesus Fed the 5000

Why Jesus fed the 5000

(Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15)

The account of Jesus feeding the 5000 is one of his most well-known miracles as it is one of the only miracles recorded in all four gospels. But why did Jesus feed the 5000?

The simple answer is that the people were hungry and out God is one who cares about daily, practical needs of people. There are more reasons, however, for why Jesus fed the 5000.

What Does the Bible Say About Changing Your Heart?

Christianity Changes Your Heart

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Ezekiel 36:26

In the Bible, “The heart” is a phrase used in many ways. But to boil it down really quick, according to the Bible, your heart is the deepest, truest you. Therefore when Jesus said that out of the heart comes evil actions (Matthew 15:18-19), he was saying who we are determines what we do.

What Does the Bible Say About Putting Yourself Down?

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Romans 7:24-25

The Bible says we must put ourselves last if we hope to be a servant to all and reflect Christ (Mark 9:35). What that does not mean, however, is that we must “put ourselves down.”

Negative self-talk, hatred of self, and putting yourself down are not commands found in the Bible. So what does the Bible say about putting yourself down?

Why Did the Father of the Prodigal Son Celebrate His Homecoming?

Luke 15:11-32

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Luke 15:11-32

The parable of the prodigal son is perhaps the richest parable in the entire Bible. So many theological and practical points can be made about God, humans, and the story we all find ourselves in through studying Luke 15:11-32.

Perhaps one of the most beautiful angles to look at this story is by answering the question, “Why did the father of the prodigal son celebrate his homecoming?” When we answer this question, our appreciation for the glory of God and his great love for us expressed in grace is intensified.

So here are four reasons the father of the prodigal son celebrated his homecoming.

What Does the Bible Say About Blind Spots?

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Psalm 19:12-13

A blind spot is not a phrase you will find in the Bible, but it is a principle mentioned often in Scripture. A blind spot is an area in our lives that is negatively impacting us but that we cannot see. Like a blind spot when you are driving a car, spiritual blind spot that goes ignored can also lead to massive wrecks in life.

Christianity 101: Justification (Part 4)

Key Text: Galatians 2:16-21

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Galatians 2:16-21

What Is Justification? What Has Gone Done to Us Through Christ?

A man was summoned to court because he had neglected to pay his taxes for many years. He now owed such an immense debt, he could never pay it back. Just as the judge was about to throw the man into prison, an unexpected turn of events happened.

Positive Psychology and Christianity

Science, Happiness, and God’s Greatest Commandments

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Romans 13:8-10

To talk about happiness seems so trite, doesn’t it? Corny even. It certainly doesn’t feel like it has much impact on the weightier matters in life, most importantly our walk with God. As Christians, happiness is great, but obedience, that’s the real point to all this. Right?

Our Good Is For God’s Glory

Jesus Was Lifted Up By God When He Came Down for Us

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The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.-John 1:14

In our world, when someone seeks to exalt themselves, they are usually doing it at the expense of pushing others down. But God is not like this. He’s not like kids on a playground.