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Unsung Heroes Series
This Sunday - August 23rd – A Young Boy & His Lunch
August 30th – Esther & Mordecai – Courage Together
September 6th - Abigail – Wise Action Overcomes Folly
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Welcome and Singing
Children’s Time – Celebrating Camp Everest
Baptism @ 11am – Molly Hope
Announcements, Prayer & Offering
Message: “Blessed to be a Blessing”
Special Music: "Glorious" sung by Tim Kervin
Prayers, Closing Song & Blessing
We are glad you have chosen to join us today. May these verses of Scripture help deepen your experience of God this morning as well as be a resource beyond today.
Scripture: John 6:1-15 (The Message)
1 After this, Jesus went across the Sea of Galilee (some call it Tiberias). 2 A huge crowd followed him, attracted by the miracles they had seen him do among the sick. 3 When he got to the other side, he climbed a hill and sat down, surrounded by his disciples. 4 It was nearly time for the Feast of Passover, kept annually by the Jews.
5 When Jesus looked out and saw that a large crowd had arrived, he said to Philip, "Where can we buy bread to feed these people?" 6 He said this to stretch Philip's faith. He already knew what he was going to do.
7 Philip answered, "Two hundred silver pieces wouldn't be enough to buy bread for each person to get a piece."
8 One of the disciples—it was Andrew, brother to Simon Peter—said, 9 "There's a little boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But that's a drop in the bucket for a crowd like this."
10 Jesus said, "Make the people sit down." There was a nice carpet of green grass in this place. They sat down, about five thousand of them. 11 Then Jesus took the bread and, having given thanks, gave it to those who were seated. He did the same with the fish. All ate as much as they wanted.
12 When the people had eaten their fill, he said to his disciples, "Gather the leftovers so nothing is wasted." 13 They went to work and filled twelve large baskets with leftovers from the five barley loaves. 14 The people realized that God was at work among them in what Jesus had just done. They said, "This is the Prophet for sure, God's Prophet right here in Galilee!" Jesus saw that in their enthusiasm, they were about to grab him and make him king, so he slipped off and went back up the mountain to be by himself.
By Stephanie Mabey
There are times when
You might feel aimless
And can't see the places
Where you belong
But you will find that
There is a purpose
It's been there within you all along
And when you're near it
You can almost hear it
It's like a symphony
Just keep listening
And pretty soon you'll start
To figure out your part
Everyone plays a piece
And there are melodies
In each one of us
Oohhh it's glorious
And you will know how
To let it ring out
As you discover
Who you are
Others around you
Will start to wake up
To the sounds that are
In their hearts
It's so amazing
What we're all creating
And as you feel
The notes build higher
You will see
Going Deeper - Unsung Heroes
A Boy & His Lunch
August 23, 2015
When have you been the recipient of someone’s generosity? How did you feel about it? Reflect on a situation where you acted generously. How did you feel about it?
- Do you agree or disagree with the statement “generosity inspires generosity”? Why or why not?
- Is generosity something you are born with or can it be learned? How do you teach generosity to someone?
- Name some ways that you have experienced the Generosity of God at work in your life.
- Have you ever been overwhelmed by the need of others? What was your response?
- Today we named some things which may stop us from sharing what we have with others. These include:
- Fear that there won’t be enough
- Belief that “we earned or deserved” what we have – let “them” do the same
- The cost of giving would be too high
Which of these reasons, or what other reason, can stop us from sharing what we have with others?
- Contrast the two responses to need in this passage. Philip calculates the cost and decides there is not enough money, or that it is unreasonable to allocate that much money towards feeding the crowd. The boy steps forward and offers all that he has by giving his lunch to Jesus. Which character do you resonate with more and why? Take a few moments to step into both Philip’s and the boy’s shoes. Why do you think they respond as they do?
Memorize Proverbs 3:5-6 and pray it every day this week. Notice the ways that these words can influence your actions throughout the week.
Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.