Summary: We must not forget what God has done for us.
August 21, 2016 Evening Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: We must not forget what God has done for us.
Focus Passage: Mark 8:1-10, 13-21
Supplemental Passage: "Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one! "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. "These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart. "You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up. "You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead. "You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. "Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build, and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied, then watch yourself, that you do not forget the LORD who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. (Deuteronomy 6:4-12 NASB)
Introduction: Then Samuel took a stone and set it between Mizpah and Shen, and named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far the LORD has helped us." (1 Samuel 7:12 NASB)
I. Jesus Fed 4000 with 7 loaves of bread and a few small fish
a. This was the second time Jesus fed thousands with only a small amount
b. The disciples were there for both miracles
II. Jesus warned the disciples to not fix their mind on worldly things
a. Pride, hypocrisy, and worldly-mindedness, which constituted the leaven of the Pharisees and Sadducees, ruin the major part of the world.
b. Herodians probably were distinguished for irreligion, sensuality, and corrupt living
III. The disciples were upset because they forgot to bring bread
a. Jesus rebuked the disciples for their lack of understanding, vision, and faith
b. Jesus asked THEM to recall how many baskets were collected after each miracle.
Application/Invitation: When we set our hearts and minds on our own needs and wants, we can easily forget what God has done for us in the past. God is greater than any need we have. We must simply remember how God has provided for us and trust Him to do the same in the future.