Category Archives: Servant

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!

Servants of Christ

This, then, is how you ought to regard us: as servants of Christ and as those entrusted with the mysteries God has revealed. 1 Corinthians 4:1
When people hear the word servant, our human pride gets all upset. But the word servant in the Bible also means “minister” as in Numbers 11:28 Joshua was a servant for Moses.
However as Jesus said Nobody can serve two masters, so your either serving God or serving Satan, there is no in between. Jesus willingly laid down his life for us, won’t you be willing to do the same for him?
Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. I care very little if I am judged by you or by any human court; indeed, I do not even judge myself. 1 Corinthians 4:2-3
We answer to a higher authority than man. Follow the Laws of God and not the Laws Man has deemed acceptable. Judgement is also not ours. Jesus has appointed the authority by God as King of Kings. He is worthy to judge we are not.
My conscience is clear, but that does not make me innocent. It is the Lord who judges me. 1 Corinthians 4:4
Are you prepared to stand before the Lord on Judgement day? If not repent and ask for mercy, for the Blood of Jesus redeems us. We are all sinners and have fallen short to the Glory of God, renew yourself with Jesus.
Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time; wait until the Lord comes. He will bring to light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart. At that time each will receive their praise from God. 1 Corinthians 4:5
Jesus came to save the world and not condemn it, we must live like Christ and be merciful and loving like him. The Lord knows the evil of this world and he will judge accordingly in due time. It’s our job to lead people to Christ, not condemn them.
What will it take for you to serve Jesus? Does he need to die for you? Does he need to wash your feet? Does he need to forgive you? He has done all this and more, serve the Lord and not this world in Jesus Name Amen