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Smoke and mirrors?

Jul 30th, 2005 | By | Category: Sermons

Sermon preached at Saint Matthias’ Church on 31st July 2005

“He directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves” Matthew 14:19

The feeding of the Five Thousand is one of those stories that presents problems to people who seek to explain the life and ministry of Jesus in purely natural terms. It is an awkward story to explain away.

Healing miracles are claimed to be Jesus’ response to psychosomatic …