Category Archives: Doubt

5 Loaves + 2 Fish

But He answered them, “You give them something to eat!” And they said to Him, “Shall we go and spend two hundred denarii on bread and give them something to eat?” Mark 6:37

Lets set the scene…there is a large crowd composed of men, woman, and children. They have traveled from great distances to see the Son of God speak. Its getting late, everyone is hungry and tired. The location they are at is remote, it would take hours to travel back into town, so the disciples decided to send them all away

But notice what Jesus says “You give them something to eat!”

The disciples are perplexed, they don’t have any food or shelter to give anyone. How are they going to feed a crowd of over 5,000 people?

And He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go look!” And when they found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” Mark 6:38

Notice how Jesus responds, “How many loaves do you have?”  Meaning instead of saying all the things we don’t have , tell him what we do have to give!”  This is a lesson even today all of us can learn from. We have many reasons and excuses to not help people out, limited money, limited time, limited resources. But God doesn’t want to hear our excuses he wants to know what we have and he will bless it!

And He took the five loaves and the two fish, and looking up toward heaven, He blessed the food and broke the loaves and He kept giving them to the disciples to set before them; and He divided up the two fish among them all. Mark 6:41

Jesus took what the disciples did have to offer, blessed it, and multiplied it! There was more Bread and Fish , then the disciples knew what to do with. God is our provider, not us. We need to take the gifts that God has given us and use them to serve others, and God will bless and provide for us in Jesus Name Amen!

500 Can’t Be Wrong

After that He appeared to more than five hundred brethren at one time, most of whom remain until now, but some have fallen asleep; 1 Corinthians 15:6

Can 500 people be wrong? Paul tells us that there was over 500 eye witnesses to the resurrected Jesus Christ, including himself. Now if we were going to put the issue of Jesus Resurrection on trial, I believe the evidence of over 500 eye witnesses would suffice in winning the case!

Often people who are non believers will say “there is no evidence for God”. This is not a true statement, as the New Testament reveals a lot of evidence for the resurrected Jesus Christ. However skeptics want you to throw out The Bible because they know its evidence is irrefutable and damaging to their case.

Now their next comeback will be that The Bible is not reliable. Let’s point out a few facts that shows this claim is untrue .

  • New Testament manuscripts are much earlier than any other historic book in history. There are over 5,700 Greek manuscripts from the New Testament. Most other books from ancient world are lucky to have 10 to 20 manuscripts.
  • The New Testament manuscripts are from much earlier than any other book also. For example most believe the earliest gospels were written around 25 years after Christ , where as Alexander the Great for example, was written 500 years after his death.
  • The New Testament manuscripts also have a 99.9% accuracy which was reaffirmed by the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls.

I could go on about this subject, but the point is , 500 people , who were willing to die for the truth, can’t be wrong. There is overwhelming evidence of the existence of God and the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ Amen!

Gods Calling You!

Moses said to the LORD, “Pardon your servant, Lord. I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.” Exodus 4:10

God had called Moses to be his voice, to be his prophet for his people, to save them from slavery. But Moses originally refused to obey, instead of accepting Gods calling, he made up excuses why he wouldn’t be able to achieve his mission.

What about you? When God is calling you, do you accept your assignment or make up excuses why it can’t be done?

The LORD said to him, “Who gave human beings their mouths? Who makes them deaf or mute? Who gives them sight or makes them blind? Is it not I, the LORD? Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.” Exodus 4:11-12

Gods response to Moses is truthful, who does Moses think he is complaining about his stuttering? God made him that way, God has equipped us to fulfill our destiny, he knows the beginning from the end, put your trust in him and go!

But Moses said, “Pardon your servant, Lord. Please send someone else.” Exodus 4:13

Again Moses is negotiating with God, telling him to send someone else. But God has already chosen Moses, he was born with this destiny. Just like you, your born for a destiny, question is are you answering Gods calling or still negotiating with God?

Then the LORD’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you. Exodus 4:14

Gods plan is being revealed, Moses brother Aaron, who eventually becomes the first high priest for the nation of Israel, and is passed down his entire blood line. God has a solution already for your problem, we must trust in his plan and his calling for our lives in Jesus Name Amen

Are You a Doubting Thomas?

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” John 20:27

Even though Thomas was a disciple of Christ, he still didn’t believe Jesus had risen.  Thomas blalanty told the other disciples he would not believe unless he seen the marks from the nails and the spear make in his side.

You would think Jesus would be insulted with Thomas lack of faith, but it was the opposite, Jesus came to Thomas and proved he was resurrected from the dead. Are you a Doubting Thomas? Will you not believer Jesus is the Messiah unless you see his hands?

(John 20:28)Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

Once Thomas saw Jesus he was a believer, but Jesus said Blessed are those who have not seen and still believe. It’s natural for our human minds to require physical proof, but it takes true faith to believe Jesus is our Lord without even seeing him.

Jesus knows this, and that’s why you are blessed. But know this God is everywhere around you. The Holy Spirit, that rose Jesus from the dead, lives inside you also. Once you understand these principles the physical world seems elementary.

(2 Corinthians 5:7) “For we live by faith, not by sight.”

This truly should be your anthem, to be a true Christian you have to have faith. It’s impossible to love someone if you have no faith in them. Why does God require faith? Why not just unveil everything to us?

True love is freedom, if God is going to give us free will, he needs to let us worshiping him our choice. While the rest of the world wants to control you, God is allowing us to make a choice. We know the evidence, you accept Jesus as your Messiah or you don’t , it’s our choice, it’s our faith.

(John 20:31) “But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.”

But those who do believe in Jesus the reward is great, thru Jesus we have eternal life. Everyone has a different journey how you get there, however it is as long as your journey leads to the cross.

Are you a Doubting Thomas? Jesus loves us enough to give up his life for you, have faith in the only one who can grant you eternal life. Become a believer just like Thomas in Jesus name Amen.