Sermon Notes March 05,2023

But What Difference Will It Make?  

Get Off Your “But”

Mark 10:43, “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant.”                                                                                                                                  John 6:1-13, Some time after this, Jesus crossed to the far shore of the Sea of Galilee (that is, the Sea of Tiberias), and a great crowd of people followed Him because they saw the signs He had performed by healing the sick. Then Jesus went up on a mountainside and sat down with His disciples. The Jewish Passover Festival was near. When Jesus looked up and saw a great crowd coming toward Him, He said to Philip, “Where shall we buy bread for these people to eat?” He asked this only to test him, for He already had in mind what He was going to do. Philip answered Him, “It would take more than half a year’s wages to buy enough bread for each one to have a bite!” Another of His disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, spoke up, There is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there). Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. When they had all had enough to eat, He said to His disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.”

                                    Some Principles:  

  1. 1Serving is a __________________________. (John 6:3-6)               How is serving a test?… It’s when you believe that when you serve __________________________________.
  2. Every ____________ of your service matters. (John 6:8-9)            Barley loaves were the food of the __________________.
  3. Serving is always ___________________. Why?… Because serving unleashes the ____________________________.
  4. You cannot __________________________.  (John 6:12-13)      

                                      Which Life do You Want?

The life that holds on to it’s 5 little cakes and 2 dinky fish Or     the life that is surrounded by basketfuls.