• Leslie Chalupny

Week 7: Day 7 - Saturday (February 16, 2019)

1) Read Matthew 15: 29-39

Healing of many people

29Jesus moved on from there along the shore of the Galilee Sea. He went up a mountain and sat down. 30Large crowds came to him, including those who were paralyzed, blind, injured, and unable to speak, and many others. They laid them at his feet, and he healed them. 31So the crowd was amazed when they saw those who had been unable to speak talking, and the paralyzed cured, and the injured walking, and the blind seeing. And they praised the God of Israel.

Feeding the four thousand

32Now Jesus called his disciples and said, "I feel sorry for the crowd because they have been with me for three days and have nothing to eat. I don’t want to send them away hungry for fear they won’t have enough strength to travel."

33His disciples replied, "Where are we going to get enough food in this wilderness to satisfy such a big crowd?"

34Jesus said, "How much bread do you have?"

They responded, "Seven loaves and a few fish."

35He told the crowd to sit on the ground. 36He took the seven loaves of bread and the fish. After he gave thanks, he broke them into pieces and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 37Everyone ate until they were full. The disciples collected seven baskets full of leftovers. 38Four thousand men ate, plus women and children. 39After dismissing the crowds, Jesus got into the boat and came to the region of Magadan.

2) What is God saying to you today? Look up the OT references. What do they bring to the story? What stuck out to you today in your reading? Other questions/comments?

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