Welcome to the Post-Weekend Push with Brian Tome.
In Mark chapter 6:30-44 Jesus is teaching to a large crowd and the disciples realize that it has been a while and the people are probably hungry. Jesus responses to the disciples and puts them to work to solve the problem. The result is a famous miracle of feeding thousands with 5 loaves and 2 fish. As a group and discuss what your reaction might have been in the crowd if you were there that day. What would you have done if you were a disciple that day?
In Mark 6:34 Jesus looks on the crowd and has compassion for them because they “Were like sheep without a shepherd.” Talk about a time in your life when you’ve been like a sheep without a shepherd? What did you need from God and from others? How did that situation play out for you?
Jesus multiplies all the resources and ends up miraculously meeting the needs of the people in this story. Multiplication is a principle God uses throughout the Bible. What areas have you seen the benefits of multiplication in your life?
When it comes to our money, if we want it to multiply we need to put it in order. Where in your life could you use some more order in your money? (debt, spending, lack of tithing, etc.)
“It can’t multiply unless it is blessed.” What does this mean for you and me when it comes to money? Why is this so different than what we see in culture?
In Mark 6:37 Jesus tells the disciples to do something that seems abnormal to help the crowds. Why do you think Jesus does this? Where in your life have you seen Jesus ask you to do abnormal things? What was the result?
Let’s be honest, if you are not tithing your money can never be in order and can never be multiplied the way God wants it to. No judgment here, but we are going to push each other. Are you tithing? If not, why? If you are tithing, how can you continue to give God your finances so he can multiply them?
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Nov 23, 2019