“Daring faith requires taking risk. It requires the courage to step up and face the giants . . . and to face the unknown. It might be easier to stay in your comfort zone, but when you bravely step out to where God has called you, history is made and lives are changed forever. You must be bold and daring to live an extraordinary life of faith. Join Pastor Rick for Saddleback’s newest series, Daring Faith, and learn what it means to have a bold, unshakable faith that gives you the courage to impact the world around you.” (credit: Saddleback Church)
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Mark 6:34-44 – The Miracle of Feeding the 5,000
1. ADMIT I HAVE AN UNSOLVABLE PROBLEM.
“When Jesus . . . saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them . . . so he began teaching them. By this time it was late in the day, so his disciples came and said, ‘This is a remote place. Send the people away so they can go and buy something to eat.’ But Jesus answered, ‘You give them something to eat!’ They said, ‘That would take eight months of a man’s wages!’”
Mark 6:34-37a (NIV)
2. GIVE GOD WHAT LITTLE I ALREADY HAVE.
“‘How many loaves do you have?’ Jesus asked. ‘Go and see.’ When they found out, they said, ‘Five small loaves of bread and two fish.’” Mark 6:38 (NIV)
“Jesus asked this only to test them, for he already had in mind what he was going to do.” John 6:6 (NIV)
3. PUT IT ALL IN THE HANDS OF JESUS.
“Jesus took the five loaves and the two fish . . . He blessed the food and broke the loaves and He kept giving them to the disciples to set before the people . . .” Mark 6:41 (NASB)
The boy gave what he had . . . willingly, cheerfully, & immediately.
4. EXPECT GOD TO MULTIPLY IT.
“Everyone ate and had enough. Afterwards they collected 12 baskets full of . . . leftovers!” Mark 6:42-43 (Ph)
“All things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27 (NIV)
Jesus: “A kernel of wheat must be given away and planted in the soil. Unless it dies and is buried, it will remain a single seed. But its death will produce many more seeds and a great harvest!” John 12:24