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John Chapter 6:6-9

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November 2, 2020 12:00 am

John Chapter 6:6-9

Cross the Bridge / David McGee

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What was the problem here is entered from they have left God out equation. They weren't sitting there thinking okay this is the son of God, sit here and wonder what is going to be awesome others.

Anyway when we got that so much money.

When we got you by Lucy's viciousness never gonna work out work were overwhelmed. Now guys don't miss something here. Jesus know how many people were there for you `did you know how much money they have about did he know that there was only five loaves and two fishes. You better and what was he doing. He's asking disciples where you he was asking them better yet, he was placing them in a situation that was impossible. It was impossible.

He put in their and they should have gone to the Lord first: would I don't know what you going to do. Jesus welcome to cross the bridge with David McGee. David is the senior pastor of the bridge in Kernersville, North Carolina today. One of David McGee's associate pastors DA Brown is with us and pastor David begins his teaching little is a lot talk about Bob in this world and face trouble important things to remember that we should go to the Lord first problems in go to them today. Yesterday was the reminder system as he discusses it the gospel of John chapter 6 and now here's David McGee with part two of his teaching. A little is a lot when John chapter 6 verse six says. But this he said the testing for he himself knew what he would do. Jesus will test probably been walking with the Lord long enough for you. Realize this, Jesus will ask you questions and test you and some areas worry about that calmly trust the Lord to see the Lord knows how you're going to get through this. Just wondering if you know how you going to get through this and in the exchange. If you going to trust God knowing you're really same to the Lord. When you get anxious and aggravated saying I don't trust you are interested. I don't know what you're doing and I don't. I'm not sure I can trust what you're doing. That's what that is speaking to the Lord. Certainly we don't want to send that message to him. What happens is we we forget we forget that God is part of the equation. That's a first. Life lesson in dealing with life and its problems. Remember God as part of the equation.

God is part of the equation is not just how you're going to get through something.

What can happen to you in a situation. It's how you and God are going to get to a situation in this situation, which is recorded in all four Gospels in Luke's account is when the day began to Wear Way, Luke chapter 9 verse 12 when the day began to wear away the 12 came and said to him send the multitude away, that they may go in the surrounding towns and country and lodging get provision for we are in a deserted place here and Jesus takes it one step further in verse 13 but he said that you give them something. I love Jesus I love these exchanges with the disciples and the dissolution of the disciples and the boy go away. That was the solution will more than one occasion, you recognize that when the kids are coming to Jesus and send them away about Harry's early and be doing that would get Jesus corrected. Jim sometimes got happy to do something that doesn't make sense to ask you to take that step of faith. And then he'll meet you in that step of faith in you know what I've seen God bless so many times stepping out in faith. And then God honoring that step of faith that he led you take over and over and over and you know I am silly enough to dream big dreams and have big visions. You know why because I served big God.

I don't service league. I hope that your dad know you're still so small, but can we talk in helping us out. I don't serve that counter God I serve a big huge God is able to do more than we can imagine so. Verse seven Philip answered him 200 and Mary worth the bread is not sufficient for them that everyone of them may have a little I love this stuff. That's 1/2 a year's wages and the nearest was about. It was common penny. Maybe some of you have that new version which was the laborers they pay is about half a year salary now as we were just told that Phillips me and tested.

What is Philip doing right now what did Jesus know how Philip was going to respond to the test and did. He knew how Peter was going to respond to his test and he knew it would fail.

He remember he said, but when you return, I'll pray that your faith and strength for a long time. As a Christian I don't God tested me so that he could find out what I would do, whether zero problem with that inner theologically speaking, God knows everything. So God knows how I'm going to respond to a test or to a given situation. So why do we have these testing trials so we can find out what working to do in any given situation. Life lesson. Here's tester for us to see what is going on more than for the Lord to know God knows everything when you get in the middle of a test. He's not good he's not there going to what hell is going to. He knows now the all something awesome awesome thing is every trial, every test that you go through. God knows God knows how he's going to deliver you out of that tester.

That child knows how he's going to deliver you through that tester. That trial in the trial itself can be a win win situation understand we go through some tough times I go through tough times you go through tough times. But there can still be a winning situation and that we know that in part because Romans chapter 8 verse 28. Many of you know the verse and we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to his purpose. Your attention please. When you go through a trial. One of two things happens. Either you do well, you stand strong resale. Now if you stand strong and you do well, you know, maybe something happens and before you would've yelled at somebody here build a particular phrase at somebody or something and you don't do that. It's really encouraging in the Lord and it's like, praise God. You know I didn't do this, I didn't say that I didn't heading, merging or whatever and I responded well to that trial and you can take encouragement in the Lord said, while God is really changing me. He's really growing.

I was faced with this temptation and I didn't do it. I didn't click that link on that website that I knew would stumble, and you can take encouragement or what else happened.

Sometimes you fail sometimes you fall down you don't come to the trial for the test passing with flying colors. But understand, still something to be gained through that because there comes a fresh recognition of the grace of God that you can be forgiven when you do stumble when you do fail, and perhaps you had forgotten where your strength came from. Perhaps just for a moment, you thought you were strong enough to endure something in and it was time for you to be reminded that your strength should rest in him. That's what Peter needed to be reminded of his strength, his faith should be in Peter should've been in Jesus, so every test every trial. When when Annette also that is such a God thing that people in the world don't have.

They can't experience it now. Here's what you can lose in that trial that test and see it to hear about it. You can blame somebody else in the midst of your tester trial. All you know I would've been in that place had so-and-so not done this, I would've responded to that in such a way so-and-so wouldn't have said that wouldn't of done that matter this or that, but she got strength teach you something and you can't repent for somebody else and rarely you can speak the truth to somebody else in the receiver but it's not like God speaking to somebody see what we have to step back and we have to see we go okay here's where my fault was Lord, I didn't trust you, and that's I got freaked out I got anxious. Help me to trust you more.

Rather than going Lord just unit get that person out of my life because they just bother me.

You bless and bless him with a brick in the head Lord and what happens is we we no longer looking at God were looking at this person, that person working to miss the last sad to say when you miss a lesson with the Lord, you know what he does and send you back to the same lesson in obscene people that are date they've been trying to learn the same lesson for 20 years. Just it was like a revolving doors because they've yet to get the truth that God's will speak to except the responsibility in the midst of their things or not you not see what you're trying to teach me, and in almost every situation. There's something that you might have done. You might have said and you repent to the Lord, and those people as well and is a powerful testament this past week I called somebody in boy, you know this dispersant. This couple is whatever has been really hateful.

They've gossiped they've lied. They've said this, they've said that an and the Lord laid on my heart and he said you need to call him and apologize for you. Praise God was a timeslot that was the top one and then all okay okay what I know to do it. Be careful when you start a sentence like that. Lord, I know what you're doing to call and apologize and they're going to cry in repentance and go brother out just so brokenhearted all of done. Do you well. I called apologize. They didn't actually start it up again so but I had to look at that situation and say Lord was 100% without sin without guilt was zero way that I could've honored you more in that situation. I walked away thinking there was a way I could've honored God more. So I repented to the Lord and repented.

Now that's between them and God. If they repent.

I pray they do, but sometimes people do sometimes I don't. But I have to take responsibility and wow enough I met her going. I'm not looking at me.

You know that old saying unit when you pointed to my got one finger at them and you got three of you. So we want, we run around sometimes blaming others for stuff that we need to be in fact repenting for is interesting. Philip gauges with their ability to meet the needle on finances. Perhaps this is what they had in the disciple treasury or whatever.

Maybe Judas had given report and this is what they had. After he took his coat or whatever. But Andrew was looking at the wrong things running and he was thinking small, all if we had this we could do that we don't have that so we can do and that That that kind of small thinking that that's a disease with Christians you you can't get in the name of claimant and blab grabbing all that stuff. But you know what we need to be able to trust God and trust God when he laced on our heart that he's going to bring it to pass and be careful of small thing God would never do that God would never bless that all of the unit. I'd rather try big things for God occasionally fail because the results are up to him but to file something on our heart to tries a body are as individuals. Step out in faith to see what happened will be right back with more from David McGee on cross the bridge right now. Here's a word from associate pastor DA Brown hey Bob were excited about God's word, going forth with Pastor David and want to pray for some people in the cities will broadcasting today in California.

We have Yucca Valley in Colorado.

We have Burlington Fort Morgan Grand Junction Lamar Lyman in Montrose God, we thank you for the people listening today in these areas. We pray that they would be encouraged in your word, they would realize that you want to bless them. Lord, you have a good plan for them God. We pray for those who are sick in the area that you would please heal them and low. We pray for the pastors and the churches that they would be ignited and all the good plans you have for them and sharing your word throughout their city.

In Jesus name, amen, amen. Thank you brother and now get back to David McGee as he continues teaching verse by verse and other sit there talking about given him a little less Jesus sit there thinking for a few minutes, everybody's going be so stinking slow organ have 12 baskets of leftovers. That's what he was in there thinking. Ephesians chapter 3 verse 20 says now to him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us all some verse or the new living translation in the verses now.

Glory be to God by his mighty power at work within us, he is able to accomplish infinitely more than we would ever dare to ask or hope man I love those first infinitely more than you can ask her Hope I can ask for a lot. I can hope for a lot got to do more net more than you're able to dream or imagine even and it's interesting because while these guns were fishermen given us in Scripture that God Jesus three different times produces fish for this time supernatural in just a moment the fishermen wise and interesting because fishermen are probably said nothing and we know how to get fish you go down there you through the net in and you pull them up and then you have for the other Tonja Jesus's game is carried out on the other side of they probably thought we were fishermen we know what were doing, but they listen to Lord what's what's the key here that the life lesson here is God is your source, God is your source. Don't ever get confused about that your source is not your job, your source is not your boss, your source is not your spouse, your source is your God, man, if you can get that that is so liberating you know, because God's faithful God is faithful and and in these other things.

Your job, your boss or spouse and all these other things may go to different cycles and changes and they can bring a lot of anxiety to you, but if you realize that God is your source and that God is faithful. No need to get freaked out friend got to take care of your God is going to be the source to take care of you know, he may use other people like we have the blessing room in the food pantry that may be the way that he provides for you, but nevertheless God is your source verse eight. One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother said to them, there is a lad here who has five barley loaves and two small fish.

But what are they among so many know what was the problem here. What was felt from what was Ender shrub they had left God out of the question.

They had left God out of the equation. They weren't sitting there thinking okay this is the son of God, sit here and wonder what is going to be awesome others. Anyway when we got that so much money we only got enough problems to viciousness never going to work out work were overwhelmed now don't miss something here. Did Jesus know how many people were there all you back to the Jesus know how much money they had all you about. Did he know that there was only five loaves and two fishes. You better and what was he doing. He's asking disciples.

We got on the he was asking them all.

Better yet, he was placing them in a situation that was impossible. It was impossible. He put them there.

He knew the people were hungry. He knew what they had.

He knew this was going to happen. They could've been in it they could have donkeys loaded down with bread and fish because they they should have good planning and you know and but not somebody that is the place them in this situation and they should have gone to the Lord first going Lord would. I don't know what you going to do. Jesus life lesson years ago the Lord first with your problems and your needs. The Lord put them in a position where only he could provide the solution may rephrase God put them in a position where there was no answer except him. God put them in a position where there was no answer except him is not the first time he did.

He does this author Scripture. Remember in the book of Exodus. After they left Egypt and Moses has all these people and Moses is he's got to see it is back. He's got mountains on both sides and Pharaoh's armies, barreling down any and if you saw the 10 Commandments on a remember the part but no Gil Brenner says says older God is a poor military strategist displacement, a trap swale looked in God did indeed place them in that position where they they didn't know what they're going to do it look like there was no way out know just looked like they were trapped guys you never trapped your never trapped if your faith is in God you're never trapped. It doesn't matter of the Red Sea is behind and there's amount on each side. You got Pharaoh's Army, Baron barreling down on that matter. You're not trap it may look like you're trapped you're not trap while is gotta do something. Gotta do something, and God will place you in a position where you have to trust them and you have to count on him to come through and I love I love the verse in Exodus chapter 14 verse 13. This is and Moses said to the people. Do not be afraid to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will accomplish for you today for the Egyptians whom you see today you will Chelsea again.

No more forever.

The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace has an interesting thing in here.

Do not be afraid to stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. Some of you heard this before but it's good stuff that works salvation is an interesting word in the original languages in the Hebrew that were the standstill and see the salvation of the Lord that work for salvation is a high shoe shoe.

We know the English version of that word is Joshua were much more familiar with the Greek form of that word which is Jesus. Jesus, what an awesome thing that back in X. This Jesus is on every page of the book back in Exodus there in an impossible situation and Moses do not be afraid, standstill and see the yes you will of the Lord see the salvation of the Lord, because you never trapped in every situation turn to the Lord and watch him bring you through. And I know occasionally you get freaked out. You'll get anxious and you think that I can't do this. Sometimes God will place you in a position where you come to that realization. I can't do this in God, man, I've been waiting for you to say that because I'm going to show you that I can do it but you had to come to the end of yourself and realizing you couldn't do it that you had to quit struggling desolate as was salvation as long as you think you can earn salvation you're hopeless because you keep trying to earn it.

But the moment you realize you know I can't be good enough to be safe. God says he got that's it your right you can't be good enough to get to be saved. So I died on the cross that you might be safe so that you can be set free in whatever situation you're in, and life.

God is what we come through and you could've looked at the lease situation in the natural go well here five loaves and two small fish is hopeless, little is a lot in the hands of the Lord, are you here this morning and you may be a worn out, they really tired. Maybe you're tired of fighting later tired of losing.

But there's just a little bit of faith left.

There's just a little bit of belief that maybe God will come through this. Maybe God does have a good plan for your life.

Maybe God is going to deliver you through this. So you need because with a little it's a lot in the hands of the Lord. Whether it's a little belief a little faith little hope maybe a little step forward can lead you down to this place, that the author reset God. You know what I'm I'm in a place I don't know how to get now I don't know what's gonna happen. I don't know how I'm I seen surrounded God I need you to come through for me, realize that the Lord may have put you back the Lord did put you in that situation so that you could be surrounded so that you would look up standstill and see the salvation of the Lord. There's no doubt in my mind that this is describing some people here this morning and the Lord wants to deliver you out.

He wants to give you hope was to give your future is a good plan for your life, but he wants that for you to take the little that'll turn into a lot in his hands. He wants you to take that step toward that little bit of hope that little bit of belief and then accepts easier and accepts easier in the next steps easier in the Lord's just looking for that little free to come to the Lord, and he knows he knows what's going on in your life. He knows your struggles. He knows how difficult these things have been in his desire is that you would grow through and that she would look up and that you would glorify because he wants to deliver you. No doubt my mind but will you look to him and will you take those small steps towards to be reminded about you anymore about him. And even if you're in an impossible situation. Lord's desire is to deliver you out of that situation. Friend, you know for sure that your sins have been forgiven. You can know right now only Jenna short, simple prayer simply telling God you're sorry and asking him to help you to live for him. God wants you to pray this prayer so much that he died to give you the opportunity and the ability to ask him to forgive you. Please pray this prayer with me out loud right now.

Dear Jesus, I believe you died for me that I could be forgiven and I believe you were raised from the dead that I could have a new life now done wrong things I have sent and I'm sorry. Please forgive me of all those things.

Please give me the power to live for you. All of my days in Jesus name, amen friend of you prayed that prayer according to the Bible you've been forgiven you've been born again. So congratulations bring you just made the greatest decision that you will ever make.

God bless you, if you pray that prayer with David for the first time we'd love to hear from you. You can visit cross the to receive our first steps package with helpful resources to help you begin your walk with Christ. Or you can write to cross the bridge at PO Box 12, 515 Winston-Salem, NC 27117 and share how God is working in your life will DA before we go. What are some ways that we can bless our listeners each day. You can wake up with encouragement from Pastor David to the word of God with his email devotional life lessons to consider a daily reading plan and the thought to meditate on throughout your day. From the heart. David McGee, that sounds good Pastor day and again. It's been great to have you with us on the program today but tell us what else can a listers find on cross the If you're not able to make it to your home church this Sunday. Why not join us for our life. 10 AM Eastern time or on Thursday night 7 PM this visit, cross the and click on a lot extremely there you will experience a live service from David's home church. The bridge in North Carolina again. That website is cross the Thanks again for listening and join us next time. As David McGee continues teaching verse by verse in the Gospel of John

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