“Blessed” – Mark 6:34-44
Mark 6:31b ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.
I. As Jesus Did.
Mark 6:34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
This miracle has been reported in all four Gospels, it has been shared with millions of Christians throughout the years, and 2,000 years later we are still studying it. And while God will do what He will do, we need to understand that He will not use us if we fail to perceive people for who they are and this opportunity for what it is.
Proverbs 29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish.
II. As Jesus Did.
Mark 6:38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
2 Corinthians 3:5 Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God.
1 Corinthians 3:9 For we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building.
We are to “labor.” We are to “labor” “together.” And we are to “labor” “together” “with God.”
III. As Jesus Did.
Mark 6:41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
Jeremiah 33:3 Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not.
IV. As Jesus Did.
Mark 6:41b-44 and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all. And they did all eat, and were filled. And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes. And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.
John 21:6b Cast the net on the right side of the ship.”
John 5:8b Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.
John 11:39b Take ye away the stone.
1 Thessalonians 1:3a Remembering without ceasing your work of faith.
James 2:26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
James 2:18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works.
Webster’s dictionary defines a miracle as an “extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs.”
We must have the perspective Jesus did. We must prepare as Jesus did. We must pray as Jesus did. And we must persist in the work as Jesus did. And as we do, it just may be that Heaven will open up and something will happen in the life of someone sitting in one of our services that could only be described as a miracle.