Pastor Michael Rattin considers how the feeding of the 5000 – the only miracle in all four gospels – was really a test of faith. The disciples’ faith was tested as to God’s provision, and the crowd’s faith was tested to see if they would see this miracle as being a sign of who Jesus
Paul Strout examines how even from the beginning, God was revealing a plan to bring forth a saving Messiah and King.
Luke 9:1-9 marks a turning point in Luke, where Jesus, having been teaching and displaying his works to his disciples, then gives them power to heal and cast out demons and sends them out to expand his work. However, as Matt Brown points out, the ultimate work of glorifying God is Christ’s ultimate purpose, and it
The importance of faith is emphasized again as two people require Jesus’ healing. The text is from Luke 8:40-56.