Category Archives: Sheep

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!

Lost Sheep

“Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? Luke 15:4

Jesus is looking for you, You are his lost sheep, he is the Great Shepherd. He was willing to lower himself below the angels, to save you of your sins. Are you feeling lost today? Come back home to your Heavenly Father, who has been looking for you

And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.  Luke 15:5-6

And when Jesus finds you , there will be great rejoicing. For there is no greater victory than a sinner being saved! Satan roams like a Lion looking to devour you, but rejoice, your Great Shepherd has heard your cries, and has saved you from death

I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent. Luke 15:7

And all of Heaven rejoices over your salvation of sin. Come home to your Father, hear the calling of the Great Shepherd , repent your sins and become transformed today in Jesus Name Amen


Feed His Sheep

But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus. John 21:4

Peter felt defeated, he denied his Lord three times and believed Jesus was dead. Not to mention the disciples were in hiding, for fear of being killed also by the Romans. So Peter didn’t know what else to do with his life at this point, so he returned to what he knew best, he went fishing.

Did you ever feel this way? Did you ever feel like you failed and let God down? Feel like he would never accept you again? This is exactly how Peter felt at this moment but our Gods mercy endures forever.

(John 21:5) “He called out to them, “Friends, haven’t you any fish?” “No,” they answered”

What the disciples didn’t realize was Jesus was the man standing on the shore calling out to them. See Peter thought Jesus would be done with him, when in fact the opposite, Jesus came back looking for them including Peter.

Jesus will never leave us or stop loving us. We may think we messed up for the last time, but Jesus mercy is everlasting. He will always love you just as he did Peter.

(Hebrews 13:8) “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Your relationships with people might change on a daily basis, but one thing you can count on is your Lord Jesus Christ always remains the same. He stands on his promises with mercy and love. You know in this life there are a lot of “fair weather” friends but Jesus is the “all weather” friend, he will stick by you thru the storms and the sunshine.

(John 21:17) “The third time he said to him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, “Do you love me?” He said, “Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.”

Jesus message to Peter and the disciples was “ Feed my Sheep” What did he mean by this? He was telling his disciples to spread the gospel of Christ throughout the world. As it’s written we can’t live on bread alone but the bread of the word of God.

See we can physically feed our bodies but still be sick, we need to spiritually feed our bodies with the Word of God and the love of Jesus Christ.  It’s your time to dust yourself up, Jesus still loves you and he needs you to “Feed his Sheep” in Jesus name Amen