Mark #26: Jesus Feeds the 5,000
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5 loaves and two fish are used to feed 5,000. This miracle is one of the few stories found in all four gospel accounts, but was the miracle for the crowd, or was it for the disciples? In this sermon Pastor Byron shows us how Jesus turns compassion to action by giving the disciples the opportunity to trust him and serve others.

Mark 6:30-44

Take 5 minutes to silently read over the section of scripture to gather insight, questions, or discussion with the group before answering the questions.

1. Why does Jesus tell his disciples to find a desolate place? Why is that lesson important for you in your ministry or area that you serve?
2. What does it mean to be a sheep without a shepherd? Why would Jesus be compassionate toward them? Do you view lost people with compassion like Jesus?
3. In this section Jesus meets the spiritual need with teaching, before the physical need with feeding. Do you tend to focus on one at the exclusion of the other? What should be the correct response?
4. In the miracle of the feeding the 5,000 there are many different ingredients that make it possible. Which part of this story stands out to you the most and why?
5. Have you ever been in a situation where you clearly did not have the resources but chose to trust God anyway? How did God provide for you? Share your story.

This week your challenge is to find a place to serve. Remember, Jesus told the disciples it’s their job to feed the 5,000. If you are not currently on the Serve Team, sign up this week. If you are on the Serve Team, request to serve in a new area outside of your current role for 1 week. Be ready to discuss your experience next week over dinner.