As the Good Shepherd of His people, we see Jesus concerned to provide for the material as well as the spiritual needs of His sheep. He performs a miracle that shows He is God and underlines the teaching He has given as the Word of God, but it also provides for the physical needs of His listeners. By application, we understand that: 

  • Jesus is the One who cares for our spiritual needs if we have trusted in Him. 
  • Jesus is the One who cares for our physical needs if we have trusted in Him. 

We are challenged to follow the example of Christ in looking after the physical and spiritual needs among the people of God but also further afield.


Shaun Bryant

Shaun has been Pastor at Grace Church in Modesto since late 1993. His journey to the fellowship took him through churches of various persuasions, during which time he became convinced of a call to the ministry and also of a Reformed view of the Scriptures. Shaun completed his studies for the ministry at Westminster Seminary in California. He is married with 3 children.

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