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Questions Jesus Asked: Part 4
August 23, 2020

Questions Jesus Asked: Part 4

August 23, 2020

SERIES: QUESTIONS JESUS ASKED

PART 4: HOW MANY LOAVES DO YOU HAVE?

3 stages of growing in maturity:

Stage 1: Be a .

Stage 2: Respond to .

Stage 3: Become an .

What has God given you that He can put into service to Him?

The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.  Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.”

So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place.  But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them.  When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.

 By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came to him. “This is a remote place,” they said, “and it’s already very late.  Send the people away so that they can go to the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.”

But he answered, “You give them something to eat.”

They said to him, “That would take more than half a year’s wages! Are we to go and spend that much on bread and give it to them to eat?”

“How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Go and see.”

When they found out, they said, “Five—and two fish.”

Then Jesus directed them to have all the people sit down in groups on the green grass.  So they sat down in groups of hundreds and fifties.  Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to his disciples to distribute to the people. He also divided the two fish among them all.  They all ate and were satisfied,  and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces of bread and fish.  The number of the men who had eaten was five thousand.

(Mark 6:30-44)

LESSONS FOR AMBASSADORS.

  • His ministry of and and and .
  • A need to be more than we want to be.

1. THAT TO ETERNAL LIFE

Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. …Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty.’”

(John 6:27, 35)

2. “COME WITH ME TO A

  • To be engaged as an ambassador doesn’t mean that we are always on . It means that we also receive the gift of that Jesus gives us.

3. FOR THE SEEKING CROWDS

  • God sometimes the . And He most often interrupts it for sake.

4. THE MIRACLES GOD WANTS TO DO .

  • We look at what is possible and conclude that it’s .
  • Jesus didn’t do the miracle without the disciples’ .
  • What has God that He can in His service?
  • Our God has, in an odd way, to using people like us.

 

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