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Message Discussion Guide – 7.25.21 – Kingdom Come 8

Kingdom Come

Week 8

Scripture to Read

Matthew 14:13-21

Matthew 14:22-36

Opening

What’s a moment that you stepped out “onto the water” and acted in great faith?

Diving Deeper
  1. Jesus wanted to get away and grieve his cousin’s death, but He instead stopped to teach and heal the people of this massive crowd because He had compassion for them. What does this say about Jesus’ character? How does it apply to your life?
  2. In Matthew 14:16, Jesus specifically tells the disciples, “You give them something to eat.” Why do you think He emphasizes that the disciples do the feeding?
  3. Look closely at Matthew 14:19. Jesus performed this grand miracle, but He still chose to include the disciples. What does this truth mean for your life?
  4. The story describes all the people as “satisfied” at the end of the meal. What does it feel like for you to be satisfied spiritually?
  5. Look at all the people Jesus was able to bless with this boy’s small gift: 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. What seemingly small thing can He – or has He – used in your life to uplift others?
  6. The people didn’t come to Jesus expecting food. They wanted to be taught and healed, and yet Jesus chose to feed them too. What’s a time in your life when you asked God for something specific and His response exceeded your expectations?
  7. What is the significance of the 12 basketfuls of leftovers in this event?
  8. Peter experienced a great miracle no other man has when he began walking on the water. What do you think caused him to look down in this moment of triumph?
  9. What can we learn from Jesus’ response as Peter sank beneath the waves?

Close in Prayer