Summary: Jesus, the Disciples and the 5000 to be fed.
I invite your attention today to Mark’s Gospel chapter 6: 30-44. Mark’s Gospel Chapter 6: 30-44. When you have found it, let me hear you say amen. Let us stand for the reading of the Word of God. While we are standing, let us repeat the affirmation after me: I believe that God is who God’s Word says that He is. I believe that God will do what God’s word says that He will do. I believe that I am who God’s word says that I am. Thy Word O Lord is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Mark’s Gospel chapter 6: 30-44. You may be seated thanks be to the Lord for the reading, hearing and doing of God’s Holy Word.
Mar 6:35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:
Mar 6:36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.
Mar 6:37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat.
We would like to speak from the thought today, Jesus is more than enough. Jesus is more than enough. Say that to your neighbors, Jesus is more than enough. How many of you know that Jesus is more than enough. And saints and friends, when we say that Jesus is more than enough we are not just talking more than enough concerning provisions in daily life. When we say that Jesus is more than enough we are not just talking about material and earthly blessings. Jesus is more than earthly blessings. Jesus is more than material blessings. Jesus is more than money prosperity. Jesus is more than property and land assets. Jesus is about things in life that cannot be measured in money value, dollar bills and stocks and bonds. Let me tell your peace in Christ is invaluable. Your joy in Christ is invaluable. Your direction for life in Christ is invaluable. Your purpose, plan and future in Christ is invaluable. You cannot put a dollar figure on it. Your soul inside of you that was created in Christ is invaluable for in Christ and by him and for him all things were created including you and I. And our souls which are eternal are invaluable..you cannot put a dollar figure on it. Yes when we say that Jesus is more than enough we are talking about more than food, more than clothing and more than shelter, more than provisions.
Yes this story right here in our Bibles today is more than Jesus just feeding a group of 5000. This story is more than just about the miracle of feeding the multitudes. You say how do we know this? Well the text says that when Jesus looked upon the multitude Mar 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. Oh yes no doubt Jesus knew that this people were physically hungry…but he also knew that they were spiritually hungry. Jesus also knew that they werevspiritually lost. Yes they were physically hungry but Jesus also knew that they were spiritually disoriented. What Jesus saw with the all knowing spiritual eye is hey here are some people who are living their day to day lives spiritually distracted, spiritually disoriented…spiritually going in circles, spiritually lost…..and spiritually without a shepherd.
Right now today my friends, people are in the same condition. Yes there are a great many people right now in this hour that are worried about provisions, worried about jobs, worried about the economy, worried about food and clothing and shelter…but what they do not know is that they need to be more worried about their spiritual condition, and status and disposition in this life. How many you know that your spiritual life governs your whole life…it doesn’t matter if you are working on your spiritual life to be holy or unholy…either way…whether holy or unholy, where you are spiritually governs your entire life…your spirit man whether it is the new person in Christ or the old person in the devil…your spiritual man…your spiritual person…your spiritual self governs everything in this life. Your spiritual life determines if you get on track…if you stay on track..and if you complete the track….
Yes sir and Yes maam, Jesus looked upon the people and declared by his actions that they need a shepherd and I have come to be their shepherd and infact the good shepherd. How many of you know that these people had shepherds by name and by title but not by action and direction. How many of you know that these people had shepherds by name and by title but not by action and direction. Well, we know that they did because all over the gospels Jesus has to deal with the current day shepherds who held the name of shepherds and held the title and position of shepherd but they were not true shepherds and they did not lead these people to God. In fact the persons that carried the title of shepherds in those days were the rulers, the priests, the Pharisees and the Saccuceeds. And in one place in Scripture in the Gospels when Jesus was talking about these chief priests and rulers leaders of the religious houses of God of that day…he said the blind lead the blind and all fall in the ditch. Let me tell you it’s not that this multitude did not have persons who had been assigned to lead them and guide them…but even though there were shepherds with titles and positions…they were scattering the people. And right now today we even have church going folk…whom I believe that if Jesus was walking through this city he would have compassion and be moved concerning church going folk who have a shepherd in title and position….and yet Jesus would say…..they are sheep who don’t have a shepherd and they need some teaching, and some reaching. Let me tell you there is so much home wrecking going on in churches now adays unfortunately being pushed by pulpits or ignored at the least because some pastors do not want to be accountable to the word of God. The sheep is being scattered. The sheep is being led astray. The sheep is being deceived. The sheep is being taking advantage of…and God is not pleased. And I believe there is going to be some judgment issued on this matter before Jesus returns. Same thing going on now was going on during Jesus’ time….and in one place in the Gospel Jesus was so put out about how religious leaders of that day was leading people so far from God until he said to them: “Your father is the devil”. And I believe that if Jesus was the on the face of this earth in our cities and others alike today…he would say to some supposedly Christian pastors and church leaders because of the way you live and conduct your lifestyle and things you say and do scattering my sheep….you have made your father to be the devil. If you don’t believe that this is the word of God I invite you to