Jesus is Life (Matthew 15:32-16:12)

Action Jesus (Matthew 14-16) - Part 5

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Michael Drake

Jan. 28, 2024



Ps Michael Drake (Howick Baptist Church & TSCF) preaching from Matthew 15:32-16:12. Note: Due to technical issues, the audio from the sermon's introduction has been edited. The full outline is below:

Introduction: Matthew’s “Active Jesus” Report is Continued

  • Repeated setting and events (eg Galilee, Feeding thousands, conflict with Pharisees)
  • Repeated themes (eg Compassion, signs)
  • Repeated use of metaphor (eg Bread)
  • Repetition is a key to Matthew’s Jewish way of reporting this true story.

  • Jesus Acts with Compassion (15:32-39)

  • He is the shepherd and the bread of life
  • Jesus Acts with Promise of God’s Sign (16:1-4)
  • His resurrection is sign & reality!
  • Jesus Acts with a Warning and a Call to Faith (16:5-12)
  • Jesus calls us to understand the truth & believe

A complementary perspective: John's "Teachings of Jesus" explain Matthew's "Active Jesus":

  • Jesus the Good Shepherd (John 10:11)
  • Jesus the Bread of Life (John 6:35)
  • Jesus the Way, the Truth, and the Life (John 14:6)

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