Miracle Worker – The Power of OneNovember 29, 2020 / John 6:1-15
“The Power of One”
Sunday, November 29, 2020
Pastor Chris Laughlin
- Jesus knows when we have misguided , and He has on us anyway.
2 A huge crowd kept following him wherever he went, because they saw his miraculous signs as he healed the sick. 3 Then Jesus climbed a hill and sat down with his disciples around him. 4 (It was nearly time for the Jewish Passover celebration.)
For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15
Jesus understands our weaknesses
2. Jesus wants to us in His .
5 Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” 6 He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do. 7 Philip replied, “Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money to feed them!”
The Lord said to Gideon, “You have too many warriors with you. If I let all of you fight the Midianites, the Israelites will boast to me that they saved themselves by their own strength. Judges 7:2
3. Jesus desires us to see the within the .
8 Then Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up. 9 “There’s a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?”
27 Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to act. 28 Do not say to your neighbor, “Come back tomorrow and I’ll give it to you”— when you already have it with you. Proverbs 3:27-28
We are here today, discussing an unnamed boy, thousands of years later, whom Jesus chose to use because of his willingness and availability.
4. Jesus’ plan is to meet both our and needs.
31 Do not worry then, saying, ‘What are we to eat?’ or ‘What are we to drink?’ or ‘What are we to wear for clothing?’ 32 For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be provided to you. Matthew 6:31-33
10 “Tell everyone to sit down,” Jesus said. So they all sat down on the grassy slopes. (The men alone numbered about 5,000.) 11 Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted. 12 After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, “Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted.” 13 So they picked up the pieces and filled twelve baskets with scraps left by the people who had eaten from the five barley loaves.
5. “Little becomes with of and less of me”
Consider this –
There is more of me & less of Jesus IF
- I always try to figure things out on my own
- I limit and define my life by only focusing on what I have available and can accomplish on my own.
- I follow Him as long as He gives me what I want and I can use Him for my own purposes.
- I tolerate Him until He messes with my plans of how things should be.
The people wanted to take and make Him King by force, they wanted to do things their way, they did’t understand that He wasn’t there to supply their bread life, He was the bread life.
With Jesus, is always
Are you available?