As Jesus’ ministry grows, so do his crowds. In Mark 6:30-46, Jesus instructs his disciples to feed the massive crowd, but he doesn’t give further instructions.
Like the disciples, Jesus does not want us to limit ourselves and our ability to do good to our human potential. We are to unleash the power of God. Sometimes in progressive Christianity, we leave miracles on the table. Methodists love to see societal problems and organize the hell out of it.
However, God can take our meager efforts and miraculously accomplish good for everyone. We should not rely on own strength to change the world. Instead, we should be living in the power of God.
“Give Them Something to Eat”
Sermon by The Rev. Joe Gunby
July 22, 2018