Jesus Feeds the Hungry
Sermon shared by Jimmy Stewart
Summary: If you are hungry for God, he promises to fill you up.
Audience: Believer adults
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Jesus Feeds the Hungry
As Jesus traveled throughout Galilee, many folks began to flock around him looking for a miracle of some sort. He was healing their sick, delivering their possessed, and freeing people of all types that were bound by some sort of torment. Suddenly folks from Galilee, Decapolis, Jerusalem, and beyond the region of Jordan came to him. When he saw the multitude, he sat down upon a high mountain. The disciples gathered around, and Jesus began to express some of the most powerful words he would ever share with them: READ OVER V.3,4,5,7-10.
But in the midst of these verses, he says, ďBlessed are those that hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filledĒ. When he said this, he wasnít talking about some sort of snack-hunger, just needing a little something to pacify you. But he was talking about a kind of starvation. Basically, he says that when you become empty within yourself, and are desperate, that is when you will get filled!
Heís talking about an intense desire to know God, to know his holiness, and to apply his holiness to their lives. Itís the kind of hunger that canít be filled by the mundane, ordinary things of life. Itís the kind that says worldly pleasures wonít satisfy. The kind that says stiff, dried up, boring church services wonít take care of it. He says when you get to where you want Godís power, his righteousness, his sovereignty, and his holiness more than life itself, then you will be filled up!
I can honestly tell you that I have reached a point where I donít want second best, left over blessings any longer. I donít want to just come to church and sing a couple songs, preach a little sermon, and say a little prayer. I want to get touched by the presence of the Lord. I want to be engulfed in his glory. When I am at home, I donít want to be on edge about everything, but I want to do what Paul said and live in the fullness of the blessings of Christ. When Iím in my prayer/devotional time I donít want to just pray so I can say I prayed, but rather I want to feel his anointing and know that Iíve touched Heaven. I want to build up my faith, praying in the HG. *Iím starving for God, and I know he is going to fill me! Hallelujah!
Ask yourself: did you come here hungry today? Did you come empty, ready to receive and be filled up. I gotta tell you that God is here to do just that. For all those who will submit to his spirit and allow him to feed you, you will leave here full of God and all he has to offer!
LET ME READ YOU SOME SCRIPTURE:
Psalms 42:1 ďAs the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O GodĒ
Psalms 63:1 ďO God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.Ē
Psalms 84:2 ďMy soul yearns, even faints for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living GodĒ
Psalms 107:9 ďFor he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good thingsĒ
The Psalmist said that he wanted God more than life itself. When you get like that, God is going to move. Heís going to fill you up with overflow. Heís just that kind of God, he doesnít want us to walk around empty, but full of him. But the only way that will happen is if you let him get all the stuff out of you thatís not him, and then turn around and fill you up with
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