March 2, 2019

Multiplying Miracle - John 6:5-13

That kid saw a miracle happen as Jesus took a few little fish and just a few little loaves and fed 5,000 with 12 baskets left over.

Family Discussions:

  1. What do you think the lad was thinking that day?
  2. If Jesus can do that with the lunch, what could he do if you gave him your whole entire life?
  3. What do you possess that's difficult to give Jesus today?
  4. What will happen if you give it to him? 

Episode Transcription:

00:14 Today I want to share a story with you about the coolest little kid in the Bible, and it comes from John chapter six, verses five through 13, and it says this, "Therefore, Jesus lifting up his eyes and seeing that a large crowd was coming to him said to them, and he said to Philip specifically, 'Where are we to buy bread so that these may eat?' This He was saying to test him for he himself knew what he was intending to do. Philip answered and said to him, '200 denarii worth of bread is not sufficient for them for everyone to receive a little.' One of his disciples, Andrew Simon Peter's brother, said to him, 'There's a lad here who has five loaves and two fish, but what are these for so many people.' Jesus said, 'Have the people sit down.' Now there was much grass in the place so the men sat down in number about 5,000. After giving thanks, He distributed to those who were seated. Likewise, also the fish as much as they wanted. When they were finished, He said to the disciples, 'Gather up the leftover fragments so that nothing will be lost.' So they gathered them up and filled 12 baskets of fragments from five barley loaves, which are left over by those who had eaten them."

01:37 Can you imagine how you'd feel if you were the lad with that little sack lunch that day? Can you picture sitting there with those big strong fishermen, you know, looking down at you and saying, "Hey kid, the master wants your lunch!"? You know, you'd been sitting there for hours listening to this man teach, and I know from the raising of men, little kids get hungry. You know, little kids don't give lunches away to strangers when their stomach is growling. You know, I imagine I can just only imagine that he was looking around and wondering why he was the only one with a mom thoughtful enough to pack his lunch. You know, "where is everyone else's lunch," he probably thought. You know, "why are you picking on me?" Anyway, whatever happened, he gave the lunch up and then that kid saw a miracle happen as Jesus took a few little fish and just a few little loaves and fed 5,000 with 12 baskets left over. I just wonder, I just wonder, if that little kid might've thought, as he saw Jesus take a few pieces of bread and just a few pieces of fish out of his tiny lunch sack, if he thought to himself, "Wow, if he can do that with my lunch, I wonder what he could do with me if I gave him my whole life."

02:59 And here's the questions for today. What do you think the lad was thinking that day? And secondly, if he can do that with the lunch, what could he do if you gave him your whole entire life? And then lastly, what do you possess that's difficult to give Jesus today? And what will happen if you give it to him? Here's the lifeline for the day. You know, in that miracle, there were 12 baskets full leftover. What does that have to say about our God?

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