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The Lord fed “about five thousand men, besides
women and children” (v 21).
Likely in about 10,000-20,000 people.
The fe...
“You can super-size
your faith because
you serve a ‘BIG’
Jesus.”
Matthew 14:13-21
“You can super-size
your faith because
you serve a ‘BIG’
Jesus.”
Understand your inadequacies.
The disciples learned their inadequacies!
Make a list of your inadequacies.
Many folks f...
Pray about your inadequacies.
The Lord has promised to answer our prayers according to
His will.
 “If you ask anything ...
Act on your inadequacies.
Minister in some way that causes you to feel inadequate.
Step out of your comfort zone and se...
Trust God’s power to overcome your inadequacies.
The disciples learn they must rely on Jesus for their
inadequacies.
Go...
Will you allow
God to strengthen
your
inadequacies?
www.preachinghelps.com
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When Jesus fed the 5,000, He taught His disciples that He had enough power to take care of their inadequacies. He could do what they could not, and the Apostles needed to rest on Jesus' strength and power.

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  1. 1. The Lord fed “about five thousand men, besides women and children” (v 21). Likely in about 10,000-20,000 people. The feeding of the 5,000 shows Jesus as the benevolent King. Chapter 14 opens with Herod’s feast. Jesus also has a feast.  Instead of killing, Jesus heals (v 14).
  2. 2. “You can super-size your faith because you serve a ‘BIG’ Jesus.”
  3. 3. Matthew 14:13-21
  4. 4. “You can super-size your faith because you serve a ‘BIG’ Jesus.”
  5. 5. Understand your inadequacies. The disciples learned their inadequacies! Make a list of your inadequacies. Many folks feel inadequate for tasks where they have talents. Moses. Jeremiah. The Apostles in Acts 4.  “Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all boldness they may speak Your word” (Acts 4:29).
  6. 6. Pray about your inadequacies. The Lord has promised to answer our prayers according to His will.  “If you ask anything in My name, I will do it” (Jn 14:14).  “This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us” (1 Jn 5:14). God has a record of removing inadequacies when asked to do so.  Moses & Aaron.  God gave Jeremiah the words to speak.  When the apostles prayed for boldness, “the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness” (Acts 4:31).
  7. 7. Act on your inadequacies. Minister in some way that causes you to feel inadequate. Step out of your comfort zone and serve!
  8. 8. Trust God’s power to overcome your inadequacies. The disciples learn they must rely on Jesus for their inadequacies. God can strengthen our inadequacies.  “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness” (2 Cor 12:9).  Eph 3:20-21.  “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Phil 4:13).  No one was willing to be with Paul during his first trial, “[b]ut the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that the message might be preached fully through me, and that all the Gentiles might hear” (2 Tim 4:17).
  9. 9. Will you allow God to strengthen your inadequacies?
  10. 10. www.preachinghelps.com
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