Jesus’ Restaurant Mark 6:30-44 (NKJV)

Jesus’ Restaurant
Mark 6:30-44 (NKJV)
30 Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught.
31 And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.
32 So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves.
33 But the multitudes saw them departing, and many knew Him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to Him.
34 And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.
35 When the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him and said, “This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late.
36 Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat.”
37 But He answered and said to them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to Him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?”
38 But He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they found out they said, “Five, and two fish.”
39 Then He commanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass.
40 So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and in fifties.
41 And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish
He divided among them all.
42 So they all ate and were filled.
43 And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish.
44 Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men.

I. The Lord of Compassion
– Our first motivating principle as Christians is urgent love
– Sheep without a shepherd are:
– Vulnerable
– Aimless
– Anxious
II. The Lord of Complications
– Sometimes Jesus makes things more complicated before he makes them better
– The logic of the disciples:
– This is a deserted place
– The hour is already late
– Therefore, send them away
– The logic of Jesus:
– This is a deserted place
– The hour is already late
– Therefore, feed them
III. The Lord of Completeness
– Jesus’ Actions:
– Take
– Bless
– Break
– Give
– Collect all the fragments

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