Summary: Jesus Christ Supplying the Needs Of Humanity.
WHAT DO YOU NEED?
Introduction: Today you are either in need, or will be in need in the days to come. Jesus shows us here in this passage that He is ready to meet humanities needs. As we study this passage let’s remember these 7 things about Jesus meeting our needs.
1. WHERE JESUS IS, THERE ARE MIRACLES (v.1-2)
Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far
shore of the Sea of Galilee(that is, the Sea of
Tiberias) 2. and a great crowd of people followed
Him because they saw the miraculous signs he had
performed on the sick. (NIV)
(a) JESUS IS STILL IN THE MIRACLE WORKING BUSINESS
(b) IF WE WANT TO SEE MIRACLES, WE HAVE TO GET
WHERE JESUS IS
2. JESUS DESIRES TO SPEND TIME WITH HIS PEOPLE (v.3)
Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down
with His disciples. (NIV)
(a) WE HAVE A TENDENCY TO THINK GOD IS TOO BUSY FOR
(b) WE THINK OUR PROBLEMS ARE TOO SMALL FOR GOD
(c) GOD DESIRES TO SIT DOWN WITH US, GOOD TIMES OR
(d) OUR SITTING IS SIGNIFICANT
1. God is standing
2. God has control of the situation
3. We have to sit down and get our hands out
3. JESUS NOT ONLY KNOWS THE PROBLEM, HE KNOWS THE
The Jewish Passover Feast was near 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?” he asked this only to test
him, for he already had in mind what he was going to
(a) OUR PROBLEMS DON’T TAKE GOD BY SURPRISE
(b) WHAT ROCKS OUR WORLD, GOD SAW COMING A MILE AWAY
(c) THE DIVINE CREATOR AND THE ONE WHO SUSTAINS CAN
HANDLE OUR NEEDS
4. JESUS CAN TAKE A LITTLE AND MAKE A LOT (v.7,9)
Philip answered him, “Eight months wages would not
buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!” -
v.9 “Here is a boy with five SMALL barley loaves
and two small fish, but how far will they go among
so many?” (NIV)
(a) GOD CAN EVEN TAKE A FEW LOAVES AND FISH
(b) GOD TOOK MOSES’ LITTLE STICK AND MADE IT A LOT
(c) GOD TOOK DAVID’S SMALL STONE AND KILLED A GIANT
(d) OUR SOCIETY TEACHES THE BIGGER THE BETTER, THAT
IS NOT NECESSARILY GOD’S WAY HE CAN USE LITTLE
THINGS AND PROVIDE BIG MIRACLES
5. WE HAVE TO DO OUR PART (v.9)
“Here is a boy with five SMALL barley loaves and two
small fish, but how far will they go among so
(a) A LITTLE BOY GAVE ALL HE HAD
(b) JOHN 15:6 WE HAVE TO ABIDE OR WE CAN DO NOTHING
(c) WE HAVE TO TRUST ENOUGH TO GIVE JESUS THE FISH
6. DURING OUR TIMES OF NEED HE OFFERS US REST (v.10)
Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There
was plenty of grass in that place and the men sat
down, about five thousand of them. (NIV)
(a) PSALM 23:2 HE MAKES ME LIE DOWN IN GREEN
(b) GOD WANTS US TO HAVE PEACE AND REST IN OUR
TIMES OF NEED
(c) MATTHEW 6:25...DO NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR LIFE....
7. JESUS FILLS THE CUP SO MUCH, WE CAN DRINK FROM THE
Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks and
distributed to those who were seated AS MUCH AS
THEY WANTED. he did the same with the fish. 12.
When they had all had enough to ear, he said to his
disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over.
Let nothing be wasted.” 13. So they gathered them
and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the
five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.
(a) PSALM 23:5 ....MY CUP OVERFLOWS...
(b) WHEN JESUS MEETS YOUR NEEDS HE RUNS THE CUP OVER
(c) THE FIVE THOUSAND NOT ONLY ATE BUT ATE AS MUCH
AS THEY WANTED
CLOSE: WHAT IS YOUR NEED TODAY? BE REST ASSURED
THROUGH THIS TEXT THAT JESUS CAN MEET THAT NEED!