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Summary: Here is a message by Pastor Dre encouraging us to Stir Up the gifts that God has given us.

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Stir It Up - John 6:1-9

John 6:1 Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias),

Jhn 6:2 and a great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he had performed on the sick.

Jhn 6:3 Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with his disciples.

Jhn 6:4 The Jewish Passover Feast was near.

Jhn 6:5 When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward him, he said to Philip, "Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?"

Jhn 6:6 He asked this only to test him, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.

Jhn 6:7 Philip answered him, "Eight months' wages [fn] would not buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!"

Jhn 6:8 Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up,

Jhn 6:9 "Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?"

Here in this passage we see there was a group of people that were hungry but the disciples didn't have any food except a lad who had a lunch that didn't seem like much in the natural

Jesus said have the people sit down and He took the five loaves and two fish and fed over 5 thousand people...

See it is not about what you have but it is about in whose hands you put what you have...

Let me give you some examples by what I mean...

1. A cricket bat in my hands might not be I-yo-baa but if you put it in the hands of Jacque(jock) Kallis(Callis) it means a good score

2. A rugby ball in my hands might not be I-yo-baa but if you put it in Bryan habana it means tries

3. A soccer ball in front of me might not be i-yo-baa but if you put it in front sha-ba-lala it means La Duuuuuuuuuuuummmma

A lunch in a little lads hands might not seem like much but if you put it in the hands of Jesus it means over 5,000 people fed

I don't know who I am talking to tonight - but what you have might not seem like much in the natural - but I just stopped by to encourage you - if you put what you have - in the natural - in Gods hands - He will put His super in front of your natural ..and take you to the super natural...

Little becomes much in The hands of God...

In this portion of scripture we see people who were hungry and they needed something to eat...

Jesus told the disciples you give them something to eat and all they found was a boy with a lunch...

Little becomes much in the master’s hands...

Also - He didn't have to give up his lunch but he was willing - are you and I willing to give of what we have?

Just like these people in this portion of scripture were hungry for food - we have people in cape town, people in Jo berg, people around the world that are hungry, but they are hungry for hope - they are hungry for truth - and they are hungry for an answer...

We as God's people have been given a commission to reach this world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We have been called to reach out to the:

1) Hurting

2) Gang Member

3) Party Animal

4) Alcoholic

5) Run Away

6) Drug Addict

7) the depressed,

8) the one looking for an answer - who has it all together, but is still empty on the inside.

That's who we have been called to reach...

Jesus came to seek and to save that which was lost.

Jesus came to serve and not to be served.

Jesus came to give His life as a ransom for many.

How many know if Jesus has that attitude of using His life to serve others, that should be the attitude that you and I have also.

We should be willing to make our lives available for God to use, to reach out to someone else.

Tonight I would like to talk about a few areas that you and I can put in the hands of God to see an impact in the lives of people

1. Time

Eph 5:16

making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

Ephesians 5:16

Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

If you had a bank that credited your account each morning with R86,000 that carried over no balance from day to day...Allowed you to keep no cash in your account, and every evening cancelled whatever part of the amount you failed to use during the day, what would you do? Draw out every cent every day, of course, and use it to your advantage! Well, you have such a bank, and its name is TIME! Every morning it credits you with 86,400 seconds. Every night it rules off as lost whatever of this you failed to invest to good purpose. It carries over no balances, it allows no overdrafts. Each day it opens a new account with you. If you fail to use the day's deposits, the loss is yours. There is no going back. There is no drawing against tomorrow.

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