How do you think Jesus “gave” His disciples power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases?
As followers of Jesus Christ today, how do we get “power and authority” to carry out the works of Jesus in our world today?
Based on verse 3-5, what problems might the disciples face on the road during this trip? (Read Matthew 10:1-20 for more details).
What are some obstacles you face that keep you from being more bold and more vocal about your faith in Jesus Christ?
Why did Jesus instruct His disciples not to take anything for the trip, and to restrict their housing in each town to just one location? (verse 3-4)
Why do you think Jesus withdrew from the crowds with His disciples upon their return in verse 10?
How did Jesus react to the interruption of His staff retreat? (verse 11)
How do you think the disciples reacted when the crowds interrupted their planned “vacation”?
How do you react to interruptions during your times of rest?
Jesus obviously knew the disciples did not have enough food or resources to feed the large crowds. What do you think He was getting at when He told His disciples, “You give them something to eat.”? (verse 13)
Why do you think Jesus had His disciples separate the crowds into groups? For whose benefit do you think this was for?
Why do you think Jesus “gave thanks” before multiplying the bread? (As opposed to asking the Father to multiply it)
When or how have you seen Jesus stretch your resources beyond what you could imagine?
What does the left over baskets indicate about the kingship and Lordship of Jesus Christ?
EXTRARESOURCE: Question: "What can we learn from Jesus’ feeding of the 5,000?"