I Have a Question – Part 5March 21, 2021
“Where in this remote place can anyone get enough bread to feed them?”
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What needs of yours need to be satisfied, today?
“Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalm 103:2-5)
When we are consumed with what might happen:
- We lose sight of Jesus’ compassion.
- We forget God’s past faithfulness.
- We blur out God’s future faithfulness.
If you don’t stop and wait, it could cost you.
When we stop and remember what has happened:
- We center ourselves on Jesus’ mission.
- We remember God’s past faithfulness.
- We wait on God’s future faithfulness.
Faithfulness costs Jesus something so that we can be satisfied in everything.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:23)
Kids: Ask an adult to share about a time they stopped and remembered God’s faithfulness when waiting for something to happen. How did it change them?
Adults: Ask a child to share about a time they were impatient and what happened. Remind them that God is always patient with them.
- Share a story about how you honored and loved people this week.
- Read Mark 8:1-10. What questions do you have about this story?
- If you were the disciples asking, “How can one satisfy these people with bread here in the wilderness?”, what kind of answer would you expect Jesus to respond and why?
- What do you think Jesus’ compassion felt like?
- Describe the compassion you have for others. How is it similar to or different from the compassion you imagine Jesus feels for the crowds?
- What are you feeling as Jesus satisfies the crowd’s hungry bellies? Why do you think you feel this way?
- Who do you have compassion on, today? Over the next two weeks, how will you satisfy them with what Jesus has to offer them, through you? Come prepared the week after Easter to share a story about what happened.