Summary: When the young boy's mom packed his lunch bag of a few biscuits and some fish, she never knew the opportunity of the miracle of Jesus feeding thousands? We refuse to see the opportunities for us. (I use 7 bags)
THE BAG OF OPPORTUNITY BEFORE YOU...
YOU DO NOT REALIZE WHAT YOU ARE DOING? OR ARE NOT DOING?
... BE A MIRACLE FOR HURTING PERSON ...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Luke 6:38 (KJV) Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken
together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye
mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
Luke 6:38 (MSG) Give away your life; you'll find life given back, but not merely given back—
given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity."
I HAVE SEVEN BROWN PAPER BAGS. I have each bag is numbered with a story of how
miracles come to hurting people from hurting people.
There was a circle of young boys gathered around a cute little puppy dog. One by
one they were talking. The deal was whoever could tell the biggest lie won the dog
to be their pet. The boys told their stories.
A preacher came up and asked what the boys were doing?
They told the preacher they were having a LYER'S CONTEST!
The Preacher told the boys what a shame. The preacher said all I ever tell is the truth.
I never lie. I never lied when I was a young boy, shame on you all.
The boys voted on who's lie was the best?
The PREACHER WALKED AWAY WITH A CUTE, NEW PUPPY IN HIS ARMS.
1. HEY, LITTLE BOY, YOU ARE SO CUTE...
WHAT DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR BAG?
MY MOMMA FIXED ME TWO FISH, FIVE BARLEY LOAVES... Barley loaf means POOR PEOPLE.
I HEARD THE PREACHERS TALKING ABOUT THE HUNGRY PEOPLE...
The people are GOING TO FAINT. JESUS SAID: YOU FEED THEM?
I VOLUNTATEER MY LUNCH.
The preacher said: WHAT IS THAT AMONG SO MANY...
JESUS TOOK MY GIFT... BLESSED IT...FEED THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE.
There was a miracle in my BROWN PAPER LUNCH BAG...
Mom would not believe me that we feed thousands of people and there was BASKETS FULL
I gave Jesus and He had a miracle in my lunch.
2. OLD LAD WHAT IS IN YOUR POKE? (Bag #2: STICKS)
THE OLD PREACHER WAS BEING MISTREATED, AND OLD LADY
WAS PICKING OF STICKS FOR HER AND HER SON'S LAST MEAL...
The Preacher was preaching, and the King hated the message.
The Preacher ran for his life, the BIRDS FEED HIM and the creek gave him water.
The Preacher came up to me as I was picking up sticks.
The Preacher said: FEED ME, GOD WILL BLESS YOU!
I DID AND THE MIRACLE CAME TO OUR HOUSE.
I offered my sticks...
3. SEE WHAT IS IN HER BAG? (Bag 3: a needle and thread...)
THERE WAS ANOTHER LADY, SHE LOVED POOR PEOPLE...
She offered her talent to the CHURCH. She could sew, she made clothes and coats...
She dies --- They sent for Peter the Preacher...
He says: I NEED YOU TO SEW MY PANTS...
Come back to life and use your NEEDLE and THREAD...
THE MIRACLE SHE FOUND WAS FOUND BY HER FAITHFUL WORK WITH THE NEEDLE.
4. ANOTHER BAG? WHAT DID YOU GIVE? (Bag #4 has a mite...)
WELL, NOT MUCH, BUT MY MITES MADE JESUS HAPPY?
Jesus UNDERSTOOD GIVING BASED ON ABILITY...
I HAVE A CERTIFIED MITE FROM JESUS DAY, BUT YOU COULD USE TWO PENNIES?
MANY GAVE BIG OFFERINGS THAT DAY --- They gave of their abundance...
5. HERE IS ANOTHER BAG? (Bag #5 has candy kisses, bottle of perfume)
WHAT IS IN YOUR BAG? SHE DID NOT KNOW?
I have an ALABASTER BOX, I volunteered and in her TEARS
she KISSED JESUS' FEET, and GAVE PERFUME ... Where ever the Gospel is preached they will say:
SHE DID WHAT SHE COULD...
When did we see you a
1. Stranger - and invite you in? 2. Needing clothes?
3. Hungry and fed you? 4. Thirsty and gave a drink?
5. I was SICK? You looked after me? 6. I was in the rest home and prison?
Matthew 25:40 (MSG) Then the King will say, 'I'm telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these
things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.'
Matthew 25:45 (MSG) Whenever you failed to do one of these things to someone
who was being overlooked or ignored, that was me—you failed to do it to me.'
6. WHAT IS IN YOUR BAG THAT YOU CAN GIVE TO HELP OTHERS?
MY BAG, A GUITAR? A SMILE?
I give each person a brown paper bag at the altar and tell them they will determine
the MIRACLE RELEASED and the SIZE OF THEIR MIRACLE BY HOW MANY POTS THEY
2 Kings 4:3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty