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Jesus Feeds the Hungry Soul

Jesus Feeds the Hungry Soul is a great sermon preached by Rev. Dr. David Rex Orgen of Hilltop United Methodist Church, Columbus Ohio

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Jesus Feeds the Hungry Soul

Let’s Pray

Heavenly father, we come before you this morning with the understanding that you are the alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end. The one who says and it is establish. Jehovah God we call upon you this morning. Speak to us. Let Your Word come with authority to save and deliver. Let us enjoy this conversation with You, Lord. Place me behind the the cross and speak your Living Word Of Truth. We thank you Lord, Amen

This morning, we are blessed to be alive. Some woke up this morning wondering, where am I? They don’t even know where they are. But thank God today you have this opportunity to commune with His Word.

Isaiah 40:31
31  But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

The food you eat can either be the safest and most powerful form of medicine to your body, or the slowest and deadliest form of poison to your body. Food which is toxic to the body can become slow poson to the body

Nutrients

Nutrients are like fuel to the body, they give energy to the body and keep the heart and brain functioning properly. They build and strengthen the bones and muscles and other tissues of the body.

David had conceived sin in his heart to go for another woman; this was unpleasant for a king to be spoken of such, but in all fairness, every human being can fall prey to sin. I encourage you not to fall prey to such sin because it will take you to everlasting doom.

Old Testament Reading

David Commits Sin

Now let’s go into the text of the Old Testament reading. David had conceived sin in his heart to go after another woman. That’s not a good message for a king to have conceived such in his heart. But in all fairness, every human can fall prey to things like that. But I encourage you not to fall prey to things of this nature because it will take you to an everlasting torment.

2 Samuel 11:1-15

1 In the spring of the year, the time when kings go out to battle, David sent Joab with his officers and all Israel with him; they ravaged the Ammonites, and besieged Rabbah. But David remained at Jerusalem.

2 It happened, late one afternoon, when David rose from his couch and was walking about on the roof of the king’s house, that he saw from the roof a woman bathing; the woman was very beautiful. 3 David sent someone to inquire about the woman. It was reported, “This is Bathsheba daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite.” 4 So David sent messengers to get her, and she came to him, and he lay with her. (Now she was purifying herself after her period.) Then she returned to her house. 5 The woman conceived; and she sent and told David, “I am pregnant.”

6 So David sent word to Joab, “Send me Uriah the Hittite.” And Joab sent Uriah to David. 7 When Uriah came to him, David asked how Joab and the people fared, and how the war was going. 8 Then David said to Uriah, “Go down to your house, and wash your feet.” Uriah went out of the king’s house, and there followed him a present from the king. 9 But Uriah slept at the entrance of the king’s house with all the servants of his lord, and did not go down to his house. 10 When they told David, “Uriah did not go down to his house,” David said to Uriah, “You have just come from a journey. Why did you not go down to your house?” 11 Uriah said to David, “The ark and Israel and Judah remain in booths;[a] and my lord Joab and the servants of my lord are camping in the open field; shall I then go to my house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? As you live, and as your soul lives, I will not do such a thing.” 12 Then David said to Uriah, “Remain here today also, and tomorrow I will send you back.” So Uriah remained in Jerusalem that day. On the next day, 13 David invited him to eat and drink in his presence and made him drunk; and in the evening he went out to lie on his couch with the servants of his lord, but he did not go down to his house.

David Has Uriah Killed
14 In the morning David wrote a letter to Joab, and sent it by the hand of Uriah. 15 In the letter he wrote, “Set Uriah in the forefront of the hardest fighting, and then draw back from him, so that he may be struck down and die.”

The Consequences of Sin

When sin is fully grown, it gives birth to death. Sin costs you more than you intend to pay and so when you are tempted, don’t blame God.

Traditionally the origin of sin has been ascribed to the sin of the first man called Adam, who disobeyed by eating the forbidden fruit, called the knowledge of Good and Evil. The consequences was transmitted to his descendants

My late father, Reverend Orgen was diabetic. Growing up I had no idea that one day I would have that thing that my father had. So suddenly that becomes hereditary, but then because we have the DNA of Jesus Christ, when things come through hereditary,  we pray and tell God, that this is not my portion. I am free. Hallelujah.

Now let’s look at some excerpts from The Book of Psalms:

Psalm 48
The Glory and Strength of Zion
A Song. A Psalm of the Korahites.
1 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised
in the city of our God.
His holy mountain, 2 beautiful in elevation,
is the joy of all the earth,
Mount Zion, in the far north,
the city of the great King.
3 Within its citadels God
has shown himself a sure defense.

4 Then the kings assembled,
they came on together.
5 As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;
they were in panic, they took to flight;
6 trembling took hold of them there,
pains as of a woman in labor,
7 as when an east wind shatters
the ships of Tarshish.
8 As we have heard, so have we seen
in the city of the Lord of hosts,
in the city of our God,
which God establishes forever.Selah

9 We ponder your steadfast love, O God,
in the midst of your temple.
10 Your name, O God, like your praise,
reaches to the ends of the earth.
Your right hand is filled with victory.
11 Let Mount Zion be glad,
let the towns[a] of Judah rejoice
because of your judgments.

12 Walk about Zion, go all around it,
count its towers,
13 consider well its ramparts;
go through its citadels,
that you may tell the next generation
14 that this is God,
our God forever and ever.
He will be our guide forever

Today I encourage you to seek the Lord, while you can find him. I encourage you to hunger after God’s righteousness not that you have the time. The time is coming, when you would not be able to do what you used to do today, seek him while you may find him. Hallelujah. God is indeed watching over us. As his children, he knows all about us.

Now, let’s go to the gospel.

John 6:1-21
Feeding the Five Thousand
6 After this Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, also called the Sea of Tiberias.[a] 2 A large crowd kept following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing for the sick. 3 Jesus went up the mountain and sat down there with his disciples. 4 Now the Passover, the festival of the Jews, was near. 5 When he looked up and saw a large crowd coming toward him, Jesus said to Philip, “Where are we to buy bread for these people to eat?” 6 He said this to test him, for he himself knew what he was going to do. 7 Philip answered him, “Six months’ wages[b] would not buy enough bread for each of them to get a little.” 8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, said to him, 9 “There is a boy here who has five barley loaves and two fish. But what are they among so many people?” 10 Jesus said, “Make the people sit down.” Now there was a great deal of grass in the place; so they[c] sat down, about five thousand in all. 11 Then Jesus took the loaves, and when he had given thanks, he distributed them to those who were seated; so also the fish, as much as they wanted. 12 When they were satisfied, he told his disciples, “Gather up the fragments left over, so that nothing may be lost.” 13 So they gathered them up, and from the fragments of the five barley loaves, left by those who had eaten, they filled twelve baskets. 14 When the people saw the sign that he had done, they began to say, “This is indeed the prophet who is to come into the world.”
15 When Jesus realized that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, he withdrew again to the mountain by himself.
Jesus Walks on the Water
16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles,[d] they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. 20 But he said to them, “It is I;[e] do not be afraid.” 21 Then they wanted to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat reached the land toward which they were going.

Today, I pray that you and I would relax and understand what He did. Jesus’ disciples crossed to the other side of the Sea of Galilee. But as soon as they arrive, over 10,000 people from all the towns of Galilee also arrived there on foot; when Jesus saw the multitude, he refused to rebuke them. There were many but he refused to what, rebuke them.

Remember last week we talked about Jesus the compassionate God, right? And now he’s not only the the compassionate God, but the One who feeds us. So we’re going to look at the spiritual feeding and the physical feeding. Amen. Jesus said these people were like sheep without a shepherd and not only that, like sheep without food shelter, and even protection.

So think about it: he made mention of the following

Sheep without a Shepherd – people without food people without shelter and people without dress and people without protection, what a God, who sees beyond the ordinary. This is the God that we have come to this morning and we are here because we need protection. We are here because we need direction, we are here because we need to be fed spiritually. And He will supply the needs of us. It is the kingdom of eternal life righteousness, and the rule of God that reigns and God takes away the burden of guilt from anyone who wants to experience, love from Him.

Hallelujah, but how can we come to this realm of True Fellowship with God. For us to have this experience, we have to first identify ourselves that we live in sin, but how can sinful men like us overcome? Thus, how can anyone enter this Kingdom of happiness? Because we are coming to God, who restores us from every situation that has weight. Beloved, our actions are sometimes It’s evil. Our tongue sometimes, is evil, our speech sometimes evil. How can such people like us enter into God’s rest and receive from God. I want you to picture the 10,000 people who had come to receive from God, but they have all this baggage around them but Jesus begins to address that.

Jesus will make you a fine person. Hallelujah, Jesus, showed us the way. He said, you must be born and be born of the Holy Spirit. You must receive divine nature to see and enter into my father’s bosom. You must repent of all your sins. Don’t leave anything out, repent from all your sins and forsake your old ways. You Must Believe on my father. And you must believe in me,

Jesus says, I became man, I came into the flesh. So I know what you go through and because I was able to become, you will be able to overcome, Hallelujah. You must believe in me. I am the living bread. He who comes to me, will never never never test again. We must realize that our fundamental needs is not for physical healing of food, but our fundamental hunger is after God’s righteousness. So, Jesus preached the word of salvation, but it seems that there were very few people who believe what he said.


According to John, these people ate the food Jesus provided and were filled, but the next day or so when they came back to Jesus, He said, I tell you the truth, you are looking for …

John 6:21
22 
The next day the crowd that had stayed on the other side of the sea saw that there had been only one boat there. They also saw that Jesus had not got into the boat with his disciples, but that his disciples had gone away alone. 
23 Then some boats from Tiberias came near the place where they had eaten the bread after the Lord had given thanks.f] 24 So when the crowd saw that neither Jesus nor his disciples were there, they themselves got into the boats and went to Capernaum looking for Jesus.
25 When they found him on the other side of the sea, they said to him, “Rabbi, when did you come here?” 26 Jesus answered them, “Very truly, I tell you, you are looking for me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves. 

Not because you saw the wroclaw size but because you add the logs and heart your to Mark filled,

John 626, I am the living bread that came down from my father. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever. Somebody say, Amen.

What does it mean to eat his flesh and drink his blood. It means to believe In the words of Jesus Christ and to trust him. So Jesus did not have much success. John 6:6 says, from this time, many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him because this man is saying something that is so radical, how can we eat his body? Is it for real? We know this person, maybe he’s not a real. There were few people at that time who believed who Jesus was. And even today, preaching of the Gospel, is not met with great success.

Jesus, gives physical health, Jesus gives spiritual health, but he also gives physical health

When Jesus landed on the scene and he saw the crowd. He first had compassion on them. And because of the compassion, he was led to heal the sick. I encourage you today to listen to this word. May you be healed from illness that has bothered you for long. Somebody listen to me this morning, who has suffered some sort of sickness, the doctors cannot even have a clue where you can receive your healing, today the power of God is present to heal.

Jesus Provides all our Need

Hallelujah, he welcomed them and spoke to them and healed those who needed healing. This means every single person who needed healing received it from our Lord Jesus Christ. He’s the one who solves our spiritual problems. He’s the one who solves our physical problems. He’s the one who is able to put food on the table. Kids, if your parents are able to give you what you eat, that it is the Lord, hallelujah.

Parents begin to tell your children to know that your source is not your work. Your source is not the bank, but, your source is Jesus Christ. Your source is the one who heals your soul; the one who can change the weather, the one who says I am.

Sometimes we get mixed up and begin to think about “because I did ABC and D”. It is not by works of righteousness, lest anyone should boast. It is by Grace. Hallelujah.

God’s grace is Sufficient

If Jesus would, he could heal every person on this planet right now. If he does not heal you, we know it is because he wants you to receive the grace that is sufficient for you in your situation. Paul had read several times on his weakness.

I wish the thorn in my flesh is gone and many times you ask God would you take this away from me? And the words came and kept coming. My grace is sufficient for you, even in your weakness. I want you to know that this weakness will glorify the name of the Living. God. Hallelujah.

Our hope is not in this world or in this life. We are given eternal life and we shall never test, nor hunger.

It is the Lord who meets the needs of all people. Hallelujah, if our first missionary journey, he went to lystra in Southern, galatia and preach to the pig out there, according to acts of the 14th 17. He said, these pagans God has shown kindness by giving you a ring from heaven and crop in your Seasons. He provides you with plenty of food and fills your heart with joy.

We all know life and we’re sure that we do this work or not. But I tell you this, Jesus, the master planner Jesus, the master plumber, he sent an angel to in your way and he send it an angel to save you out of your terrible mess. Jesus is the one who is going to solve your problems for life. Would you trust in Him? And remember the ten spies who came to Moses. After spying the land, what was the report? Oh, it is a good land. It flows with milk and honey. But we cannot go in and fight the people because they are stronger than we are compared to them. We are grasshoppers in their sight and came to a conclusion by Also, feels because Leaves out. God, are you living Our God, the infinite and Almighty and almond is sent the Creator and the sustainer of the universe. If your brother live out God, you would never succeed. I tell you a story, please, keep hope alive trust in thee. Jesus allow Jesus to be God over your life. His name is God man, you well-meaning. God With Us.

Trust in God

There’s a second way to figure this out. We need to bring God into every problem that we go through, are you bringing God into the situation and if you bring God into the situation, he will make a way where there seems to be no way. As I come close to my message, I want you to mind. I want to remind you of two things in Genesis chapter 22.

God told Abraham, I want you to sacrifice your son, your only son, the son, whom you love, the son. I have given you, his name is go Isaac in whom the promises are to be fulfilled.

Where was the animal? The Lord will provide.

David faced the problem in the light of a vast Army of the Philistines. To face this giant. But there was a little boy, with a sling who said “you come against me with a sword and Spear and Javelin but I come against you in the name of Almighty God.”

Jesus said “with man this is impossible, but with God, all things are possible,” in the name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Shall we pray father in the name of Jesus?

Closing Prayer

We thank You for the opportunity, given us to be able to hear You speak to us, that You will meet us at the point of our need, and you will fill our heart. And you will supply all our needs. Change our thinking for us to believe in you and have faith in you and have you in every situation that we go through. We thank you. We worship you and honor you in Jesus mighty name, amen.

God bless you.

 

 

 

God Loves You

John 3:16
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

All men have sinned and fallen short of God’s Glory, yet God made the provision of eternal life for you through the sacrifice of His Son Jesus Christ. If you wish to be saved to day, kindly say this prayer:

Prayer of Salvation

Lord Jesus, thank You for loving me even though I am a sinner.
I surrender my life to you as my Lord and saviour.
Thank You for saving me, in Jesus Name. Amen

Jesus Feeds the Hungry Soul

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