TENSION: Unmet Expectations

The Crowd Goes Looking for Jesus… and did not get what they expected…

Why are they searching for Jesus?

  1. He inspired them with his teaching?
  2. He helped them with their physical needs?
  3. He looked like their New Moses?
    [The one to rescue them from Roman rule and restore Israel to independence and prominence.]
  4. He fed them a good meal and they wanted more free food?
    [A big thing when you are being overtaxed and have little resources available.]

After finding him, Jesus gets right to their motive!

Jesus loves you! You matter to God. He wants you to have real life.