The Miraculous Feeding

October 2, 2022 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: The Gospel of Mark

Passage: Mark 6:30-44

Memory Verse for the Week: Mark 6:34-37 (ESV)

When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. And he began to teach them many things. And when it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the hour is now late. Send them away to go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.” But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give it to them to eat?”

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Intro: When was the last time you felt lost?

What is it like to be sheep without a shepherd?

Why does it matter that Jesus is our Good Shepherd?

And what is it like to be fed by the Bread of Life?


1. Worship the LORD, who is our Shepherd. Praise Him, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, that He abides with His people; that He is with us, for our care, and as the Bread of Life, that He provides for us abundantly.

2. How have you lived as if God does not care for you? Confess your unbelief and murmuring as sin against God’s goodness, asking Jesus to forgive you and change your heart to joy and gratitude.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for His work to lead, feed, and defend us as our Good Shepherd. Thank Him that as our Shepherd, He was willing to lay down His life for His sheep and take His life back up again (in resurrection).

4. Who do you know that is harassed and helpless like a sheep without a shepherd? Pray for them, asking the Lord to have compassion on them, and that He would use you (as He fed the crowds through His disciples) to care for them.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit for insight into what it means to feed upon what Jesus provides. Ask Him to teach you what it means to have Jesus’ power working on your behalf in such a way that meager human limits and resources are no obstacle for Him.

Looking Back

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