The Training of Our Faith

Gospel of Luke 9:1-36

Paul J. Bucknell

Gospel of Luke

Joining His Ministry (Luke 9:1-10) | Feeding of 5000 (Luke 9:11-17)

Life of Denial (Luke 9:18-26) | Glory of Christ (Luke 9:27-36)

What does the Lord expect from His disciples?

As Christ’s disciples, how should we think of Christ?

Feeding of 5000

Luke 9:11-17

The Bible Text (Luke 9:11-17)

Feeding the 500011 But the multitudes were aware of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing. 12 And the day began to decline, and the twelve came and said to Him, “Send the multitude away, that they may go into the surrounding villages and countryside and find lodging and get something to eat; for here we are in a desolate place.” 13 But He said to them, “You give them something to eat!” And they said, “We have no more than five loaves and two fish, unless perhaps we go and buy food for all these people.” 14 (For there were about five thousand men.) And He said to His disciples, “Have them recline to eat in groups of about fifty each.” 15 And they did so, and had them all recline. 16 And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up to heaven, He blessed them, and broke them, and kept giving them to the disciples to set before the multitude. 17 And they all ate and were satisfied; and the broken pieces which they had left over were picked up, twelve baskets full. (Luke 9:11-17) NASB.

An Introduction (Luke 9:11-17)

The context of the feeding of the multitude is important. Jesus is helping us all join in a common problem of life.

What do you do when there is not enough time?

How do you handle too many responsiblities?

How do you rightly care for both personal needs and ministries.

My wife recently took on the busy Children Ministry coordinator’s position. We needed to make a number of changes in our expectations toward each other. But with God’s leading, we have found that God can help us in special ways when facing hard times.

Two fish and five loaves

The Bible Study Questions (Luke 9:11-17)

• What did the disciples do after they returned from their mission (10)? How did Jesus respond to this?

• What interrupted their leaders’ retreat (11)?

• How did Jesus respond to their interruption (11)?

• What do you think are some ways the disciples might have responded to Jesus’ response?

• What suggestion did the disciples make to Jesus in verse 12? Why do you think so?

• Might you make the same suggestion? Why or why not?

• What did Jesus tell them to do in verse 13?

• How did the disciples respond to that (13)? About how many people were there?

• How did Jesus go about feeding the multitude (14-16)?

• What did Jesus start as the basis of the miracle (13,16)? What was the end result (17)?

“And they all ate and were satisfied; and the broken pieces which they had left over were picked up, twelve baskets full.” (Luke 9:17).

The Application Questions (Luke 9:11-17)

=> Faith and making priorities

We cannot live a fulfilled life by sight. We must live by faith. Jesus somehow knew the Father wanted to feed the people. He did not question the Father’s ability. He trusted Him even though it would have been easier to just send them all off for their own food. Jesus said, “My bread is to do my Father’s will.”

• Rest is important but sometimes we need to give it up for the sake of others. Agree or not?

• Fellowship is important but sometimes we need to give it up for the sake of others. Agree or not?

• Preservation of normality is good but sometimes we need to risk abnormality for the sake of others. Agree or not?

=> Faith and Training

The times that we grow in faith often come at odd times. Unless we slow down and make time, we often miss out because we are too busy. The evil one wants to distract us from our Father’s lessons of faith.

• What is it that the disciples were learning from all of this? How did they learn it?

• What has God taught you that could help you with training others?

• How will others learn from you? 

Biblical Foundations for Freedom - Resources on the Gospel of Luke

(Luke 1-3)

Luke Introduction pdf
Luke Teaching Outline pdf
Luke 1:26-38 Christmas Lights pdf
Luke 1:45-55 Christmas Prayer pdf
Luke 1:56-75 Notes pdf
Luke 1:57-80 John's Birth pdf
Luke 2:1-20 Jesus' Birth pdf
Luke 2:8-20 Good News pdf
Luke 3:1-38 Jesus & John pdf
Luke 3:21-38 Genealogy pdf

(Luke 4-9:36)

Luke 5:27-32 Needy pdf
Luke 5:33-35 Fasting Discipline pdf
Luke 5:36-39 New-Wineskins pdf
Luke 6:1-11 Sabbath pdf
Luke 6:11-19 Character & Calling pdf
Luke 7:1-10 Faith html
Luke 7:11-17 Widow & Son html
Luke 7:18-35 John the Baptist html
Luke 7:36-50 Two-debtors html
Luke 7:1-50 Faith pdf
Luke 8:22-25 Storm-Stilled pdf
Luke 8:26-39 Demoniac pdf
Luke 8:40-56 Power-Death pdf

Luke 9:1-36 Handout Questions pdf
Luke 9:1-10 Sending out Twelve html
Luke 9:11-17 Feeding of 5000 html
Luke 9:18-26 Life of Denial - Questions html
Luke 9:27-36 Glory of Christ html
Luke 9:37-48 Greatness pdf
Luke 9:45-55 Pride & Leadership pdf
Luke 9:57-62 Discipleship html | pdf | Questions html | pdf
Luke 9:57-10:2 Mission Ready html | pdf
Luke 10:1 Mission Involvement html
Luke 10:2a Mission Worldview html
Luke 10:2b Prayer & missions html
Luke 11:1-5 Content of Prayer pdf
Luke 11:14-26 Participating in Prayer pdf
Luke 11:14-28 Prayer Strategy pdf
Luke 11:5-13 Persistent in Prayer pdf

(Luke 12-19:27)

Luke 12:25-26 A Perspective on Worry html
Luke 13:1-5 Understanding Disasters html | pdf
Luke 13:18-19 Mustard Seed pdf
Luke 13:20-30 Leaven & Decisions pdf
Luke 13:31-35 Mission Growth pdf
Luke 14:1-14 Teaching html | pdf
Luke 14:15-35 Commitment html | pdf
Luke 15:1-2 Lost pdf
Luke 15:3-10 Lost Sheep pdf
Luke 15:11-32 Lost Son pdf
Luke 16:19-31 Lazarus pdf
Luke 17:11-19 Perfect Response pdf
Luke 18:1-34 Being Prepared pdf
Luke 18:1-8 Hopelessness html
Luke 18:9-14 Self-righteous html
Luke 18:15-17 Neglected html
Luke 18:18-27 False-Confidence html
Luke 18:28-30 Faithfulness html
Luke 18:31-34 Remember html
Luke 18:35-43 Blind Man pdf
Luke 19:1-10 Tax Collector pdf
Luke 19:11-27 Ten Minas pdf

LUKE 19:28-24)

Luke 19:28-40 Palm Sunday pdf
Luke 19:35-38 Entry html
Luke 19:41-44 Weep Lost pdf
Luke 19:45 20-47 Preach pdf
Luke 20:26-40 Eternity pdf
Luke 22:1-06 The-Plot html
Luke 22:1-30 Introduction html
Luke 22:7-13 The Preparation html
Luke 22:14-23 The Passover html
Luke 22:24-30 Leadership html
Luke 22:1-30 Lord's Supper pdf
Luke 22:29-36 Temptation pdf
Luke 22:31-65 Temptation Handout pdf
Luke 24:13-35 Questions pdf
Luke 24:13-53 Resurrection pdf

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