Week 4 – Jeff Maness – March 15, 2020
Jesus plus what I have equals more than enough. As easy as that is to say, it’s incredibly hard to live out. In times of uncertainty and lack. No matter how much I have or don’t have, how can I live in the “enough”?
Graverobber — Enough
Big Idea: Jesus + what I have = more than enough.
Big Question: How do I live in the “enough”?
Main Scripture: John 6:5-13
John 6:5-7 5 Jesus soon saw a huge crowd of people coming to look for him. Turning to Philip, he asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all these people?” 6 He was testing Philip, for he already knew what he was going to do. 7 Philip replied, “Even if we worked for months, we wouldn’t have enough money to feed them!”
John 6:8-9 8 Then Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up. 9 “There’s a young boy here with five barley loaves and two fish. But what good is that with this huge crowd?”
1. Trust God with what I have
John 6:10-11 10 “Tell everyone to sit down,” Jesus said. So they all sat down on the grassy slopes. (The men alone numbered about 5,000.) 11 Then Jesus took the loaves, gave thanks to God, and distributed them to the people. Afterward, he did the same with the fish. And they all ate as much as they wanted.
2. Thank God for what I have.
3. Take care of what God gives me.
John 6:12-13 12 After everyone was full, Jesus told his disciples, “Now gather the leftovers, so that nothing is wasted.” 13 So they picked up the pieces and filled twelve baskets with scraps left by the people who had eaten from the five barley loaves.