Audio recordings from sermons preached at New Life Christian Church:
Meets My Needs (Matthew 14:14-21)
American Psychologist Abraham Maslow outlined five human needs that are common to all of us.
Food, water, warmth, a place to stay.
Feeling safe and secure
a) Financial Security
b) Relational Security
c) Physical and Emotional Security
Love and belonging
This is friendship, intimacy, the relationships I have.
My identity, my accomplishments.
a) Am I the person that God created me to be?
b) Am I living out my ultimate purpose in life?
c) Am I living a fulfilling life?
People can meet some of our needs, but only Jesus can meet all our needs; from the basic needs of survival, to discovering our purpose in life and reaching our full potential of who God created us to be.
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14And Jesus went forth, and saw a great multitude, and was moved with compassion toward them, and he healed their sick. 15And when it was evening, his disciples came to him, saying, This is a desert place, and the time is now past; send the multitude away, that they may go into the villages, and buy themselves victuals. 16But Jesus said unto them, They need not depart; give ye them to eat. 17And they say unto him, We have here but five loaves, and two fishes. 18He said, Bring them hither to me. 19And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the grass, and took the five loaves, and the two fishes, and looking up to heaven, he blessed, and brake, and gave the loaves to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude. 20And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the fragments that remained twelve baskets full. 21And they that had eaten were about five thousand men, beside women and children. (KJV)