The crowds gathered as early as the end of chapter 4.  They stuck with Jesus through the Sermon on the Mount.  Doubtless they delighted in the healings that followed, as Jesus returned to Capernaum.  Surely some in the crowd were eager to learn how to live as God desired, just as surely as some were there for the show.  All were seeking something.  But what was Jesus looking for?  From Matthew 8:18-34.