8-6-17 - God's Steadfast Love
Preacher:  Pastor David Schultz


Matthew 14:13-22

13 Now when Jesus heard [about the death of John], he withdrew from
there in a boat to a desolate place by himself. But when the crowds heard
it, they followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When he went ashore he
saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
15 Now when it was evening, the disciples came to him and said, “This is
a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into
the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said, “They need
not go away; you give them something to eat.” 17 They said to him, “We
have only five loaves here and two fish.” 18 And he said, “Bring them here
to me.” 19 Then he ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking
the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven and said a blessing.
Then he broke the loaves and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples
gave them to the crowds. 20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they
took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 21 And those who
ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.