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.