1. 'When the great crowd heard what [Jesus] was
doing, they came to Him." The only way people come to
Jesus is if they hear of Him.
a. This presupposes that Jesus is indeed actively
making Himself known. Jesus was winning theological
conflict with the religious leaders.
b. The second presupposition is that if people
are going to come to Jesus, they must be listening.
The people, by the providence of God, are enabled to
be knowledgeable of what is happening.
**Never be satisfied with your knowledge of Jesus.
Continue to grow in your knowledge and affections for
2. Simply hearing Christ is not enough. Not all
who hear will come. The people that come to Jesus
are people that have some sort of desire for Him.
For some reason, they need Him. Christ will satisfy
the soul that hears and needs Him.