The Feeding of the 5,000

The Feeding of the 5,000

May 13, 2018

Passage: Mark 6:30-44

Preacher: Tim Akin

Series: Follow Me: The Gospel According to Mark


Title: The Feeding of the 5,000

Text: Mark 6:30-44

  1. Ministry with Jesus is time consuming (Mark 6:30-32).
    • Proverbs 13:4: The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied.”
    • Live with the guilt of unmet church needs, don’t live with the guilt of unmet family needs!” - Bryant Wright, Senior Pastor of Johnson Ferry


  1. Ministry with Jesus requires compassion (Mark 6:33-34).
    • Jesus is the “Lord who is my Shepherd” of Psalm 23.
    • Jesus is the “Rejoicing Shepherd” of Luke 15:1-7.
    • Jesus is the “Good Shepherd” of John 10:11.
    • Isaiah 53:6, “All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned – everyone – to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.”


  1. Ministry with Jesus demands a strategy (Mark 6:35-44).
    • To achieve greatness, start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” – Arthur Ashe
    • Start where you are (6:35-38).
    • Use what you have (6:39-41).
      • Psalm 23:1-2, “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in GREEN PASTURES, He leads me beside still waters.”
    • Trust Jesus to multiply (6:42-44).
      • Jesus looked at the situation, not as a problem, but as an opportunity to trust the Father and glorify His name.” – Warren Wiersbe
  • The Bible is not a book of rules, or a book of heroes. The Bible is most of all a see, the best thing about this story is—it’s true. There are lots of stories in the Bible, but all the stories are telling the one big story. The Story of how God loves his children and comes to rescue them.” – Sally Lloyd-Jones – Jesus Storybook Bible.