What should you do when you don’t have enough? Maybe you’re stressed out, overwhelmed or burned out, and you just don’t have enough to do what Jesus has assigned to you today. If that’s you, I’m glad you’re joining us for this episode, because we’re going to talk about a situation where Jesus’s disciples were feeling exactly like that.
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In season one, we’re discussing true stories of Jesus. Today we’re discussing a story from Mark 6, where we’re going to see Jesus take what little the disciples have and multiply it, and I’m going to invite you to live like this story is true!
Guest: Jennifer Hand
Bible Passage: Mark 6:30-44
Freebie: Season 1: “The True Stories of Jesus” Bible Readings & Discussion Questions
Music: Cade Popkin Music
Jenn Hand is the Executive Director of Coming Alive Ministries. She’s an author, a speaker, and the host of the podcast “Coming Alive Conversations”. Jenn has a master’s degree in trauma counseling and she travels around the world, doing trauma debriefing in the wake of natural disasters. Jenn loves to take you on her crazy adventures – inviting you to laugh with her and experience the love of Jesus, as you do. (Just wait till you hear her “Beans and Rice Story”!)
Find more from Jenn:
The Feeding of the 5,000
The True Story of the Feeding of the Five Thousand is found in Mark 6:30-44. It’s an astonishing story of not having enough and Jesus multiplying what they did have to satisfy everyone. How can we live like this story is true?
Share the Story
Were you amazed by you amazed by Jenn’s story about—in her missions training, going through the Stories of Hope Workbook? I compared sharing these Bible stories, one at a time, with leaving “bread crumbs” for her friend—which lead to Jesus.
Would you be willing to share just one story (a bread crumb?) with a friend who doesn’t yet know Jesus? Pray for His direction.
Live the Story
How can we live like this story is true? Here are several ways:
- Up until this point, the disciples were passively watching the miracles, but now Jesus is inviting them to participate! Is there a situation God has placed you in, where you don’t have enough? How is God inviting you to participate in a potential miracle?
- Jesus multiplied what they had. What little amount do you have? What is God asking you to place in his hands, knowing that He can multiply it if He wants?
- Do you feel embarrassed or inadequate about how little you have of something? Or how do you worry that you won’t have enough for someone else? How does Jenn’s beans and rice story inspire you to trust God?
Can You Help?
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Season One Bible Readings
Throughout season one, we’re discussing the True Stories of Jesus. At the end of each episode, I’m inviting you to open your Bible and read the story for yourself.
Sign up HERE for your Season One Bible Reading & Discussion Guide. This Freebie includes all of the True Stories of Jesus that we’ll be talking through during season one, plus some ways for you to think through what each story reveals about Jesus and how to live like the story is true! Designed for you to use
- The True Story at the Well
- The True Story of the Sinful Woman
- The True Story of the Five Thousand
As a bonus, you’ll also get a set of my “True Story” two-page studies, including:
- The True Story of Jonah
- The True Story of Rahab
- The True Story on Mt. Caramel