Summary: There is nothing that will ever come against you that God has not already supplied the answer and deliverance to.
Don’t overlook Andrew...three times in the gospels
1. Personal evangelism with his brother Simon
2. Foreign missionary brining Greeks to Christ
3. Now Children’s work
Basic flaws in Philip’s and Andrew’s with the challenge at hand
1. John 6:7 – Philip looked at the demand
2. John 6:9 – Andrew dwelled on the supply
Supply & Demand illustration:
I. When You Have An Experience With The Master
· Luke 9:11 -And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.
A. People are compelled to follow the Master
· Have you ever been compelled to do something?
· You just can’t help yourself?
· These people couldn’t help themselves
· They were drawn by something greater than themselves
· They had to follow the Master....!
B. The Master receives all those that follow Him
· Receive - to receive favorably, give ear to, embrace, make one’s own, approve, not to reject
· It doesn’t matter if you are the dirtiest....
· It doesn’t matter if you are the loneliest....
· It doesn’t matter if you are the mightiest....
· It doesn’t matter if you are the lowliest....
· If you follow Him He will receive you!
· If you serve Him He will serve you!
· If you follow His example He will make you His own!
C. When the Master Speaks “stuff” happens
· Sometimes when we speak stuff happens too
· It’s not always good stuff....you know what I mean
· Our mouths are sometimes like old trash in the trash can
· But when the lips of the Master say something they speak words like...
· Peace be still!
· Be healed!
· Arise! Thy faith has made thee whole!
D. In His Presence sickness goes
· Have you ever noticed that when some people enter the room, you feel like exiting?
· All of a sudden the atmosphere just gets dark
· Storm clouds billow up over your head
· The air gets thick with a stench of yuck
· The atmosphere of yuck is the breeding ground of depression and defeat!
· The atmosphere of expectancy is the breeding ground for miracles!
· When Jesus is on the seen the atmosphere shifts
· The Pharisees couldn’t change it
· The Scribes couldn’t deny it
· The Saducees went away from Jesus as Maducees
· My Bible tells me that where 2 or 3 are gathered in His name – Matthew 18:20
· It tells me that these works and greater works will you do – John 14:12
· It tells me that the church is the body of Christ – Romans 12:5
· After Peter is told he would be the foundation of the church Jesus says whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven and loosed on earth will be loosed in heaven! Matthew 16:19
II. Earthly Demand Will Never Be Greater Than Heavenly Supply!
· John 6:8-9 - 8One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, saith unto him,
9There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?
A. Even people that go to church don’t see spiritually all of the time
· Andrew was around Jesus...he experienced the supernatural
· Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the obvious things God has done
· God blessed me with a car, a house, a family...
· For some God has healed a cancer, a disease, a broken limb...
· We can so busy that we overlook the obvious
· We can be so focused on what we want that we can miss the boat
B. Sometimes the supply comes from unlikely places
· Don’t shoot the delivery boy – Roasted Pastor, Pastor Kabob
· God uses donkeys
· God uses children
· God uses anyone he wants
· Don’t despise the provision
· God is not limited to what the eye can see
· God will not always let you know the recipe for the miracle
· How many of you know that sometimes you just gotta have faith
C. Miracles don’t come from seeking a miracle
· When momma’s cooking chocolate cookies I don’t really how she made them
· I start licking the mixer spoons...
· I know that its brown
· I don’t care it just taste good
· When the cookies come out I don’t have to inspect them
· I just eatem!
· Cookies don’t cook themselves
· I could search after the cookies, but after I ate them, they’re gone
· But If I know momma....I can get a batch whenever I want