Date(s) - 24/08/2019
12 h 00 min - 15 h 00 min
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Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000 !
Matthew 14:13–21; Mark 6:30–44
Through Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000, God demonstrates that He is big enough to shatter all of our finite expectations and abundantly provide for our needs. His goodness exceeds our imaginations. Christ amplified the meager provisions that were brought to Him, and similarly, God amplifies our gifts, money, and talents when we bring them to Him. Our possessions and attributes are never too small to serve God. He delights in blessing and surprising us, and Scripture continually shows us that He uses smallness and weakness to display His glory (1 Corinthians 1:27).
We can also learn that Jesus uses His disciples to be His arms and hands. Mark 6:41 depicts Jesus blessing the crowd through His disciples passing out the food. Jesus could have manifested sustenance in the hands of each person in the crowd, but instead chose to use the food the boy had shared and use His disciples to distribute the meal. By feeding the crowd through the agency of His disciples, we see how we also can be the arms and hands of God.
The Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life show that he fully comprehended the difficulties of the poor and was extremely sensitive to their needs. Although Jesus had lived in heaven, he emptied himself, took up human life, and ‘became poor for our sakes.’ (2 Corinthians 8:9) On seeing the crowds, Jesus “felt pity for them, because they were skinned and thrown about like sheep without a shepherd.” (Matthew 9:36)
Not only did Jesus feel compassion for the poor but he also took a personal interest in their needs.
CFTN will host an event on August 24 to feed people facing homelessness at Cabot square.
Come & help our homeless community with the CFTN Go Team.
HOW YOU CAN HELP ?
There are two ways you may help:
*Come and join the CFTN Go Team.
*SPONSOR BLESSING BAGS.
summer clothes, socks & hygene product.
Please take some time and pray about how you would like to be a part of the CFTN Go Team in our monthly outreach event.
Come experience the joy of helping someone !!
Compassion Feed The Needy.