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every single time you make that chicken

for dinner and you set it on that table

and you teach those kids a Bible verse

before bedtime don’t let anybody tell

you that that ain’t Ministry

high school student college student

you’re the only student that stands for

truth when your professor says this is

the way it is and you say no that’s not

the way it is don’t let anybody tell you

as the light on that college campus that

you are not in Ministry

every single one of us has an assignment

and the day is coming


when we’re gonna have to give an account

Luke chapter 9 verse 1 and 2. says this

and he called that’s Jesus he called

somebody said he called

he called The Twelve together and he

gave somebody said he gave

he gave them power and he gave them


demons and to heal all diseases verse

two and then he sent somebody say he


he sent them out

he called them

he gave them treasure

and then he sent them out

verse 10 says and then when they

returned to him they gave an account to

him of everything they had done and

taking them with him he withdrew by

himself to a Hill Called bethsaida the

multitudes were aware of this verse 11

says so they followed Jesus because you

know wherever Jesus went a crowd was

sure to follow they weren’t quite sure

he was the Messiah but what they did

know was that when this man showed up

blind people could see

what they knew is that when Jesus showed

up the lame could walk and the deaf

could hear the dead were being raised so

wherever Jesus was they came

the crowd followed and welcoming the

multitude Jesus began speaking to them

about the kingdom of God and curing

those who were in need of healing verse

12. so the day starts to come to a close

and the twelve come to Jesus and say now

Jesus you’re gonna have to send this

multitude away they’ve got to go into

the surrounding Villages and Countryside

and find lodging they got to get

something to eat Jesus come on now here

we’re in a desolate place

verse 13 Jesus said to them


you give them something to eat

they said Jesus we have no more than

Five Loaves and two fish unless perhaps

you let us go and buy food for all these

people because you know we’re not enough

as we are right now

there were about 5 000 men

Scholars say the reason why Luke

specifies men is because there were

women and children too so there were

probably about 15 000 hungry people that


Jesus said have them recline to eat in

groups of about 50 each so they did so

had them all recline and then he took

the Five Loaves and the two fish

and looking up to heaven he blessed them

and then he broke them and he kept

giving them to the disciples to set

before the multitude in verse 17 says

they all ate they were all satisfied and

just so you know how satisfied they were

they went by and picked up all the

leftovers because there was overflow

in this story we meet a hungry multitude

a multitude that is placing a demand

they have a need there is a lack that

needs to be filled and most of the time

when this proportion of the scriptures

is looked into the multitude as we

concentrate on the Five Loaves and the

two fish and how they were satisfied

with it but just for a few moments

tonight I want to talk to you about the

12 disciples those who walked with Jesus

and talked with Jesus those who were in

close communion with Jesus those who

would come out on a Friday night to be

in the presence of Jesus amongst the

people of Jesus I want to talk to the

Disciples of Jesus

the disciples on this occasion had been

called to Jesus by Jesus they were

having a conversation with each other

Jesus entrusted them with power and

authority and then he sent them out I

love that this uh gospel is one of the

synoptic gospels the synoptic gospels

are those that tell there are three of

them Matthew Mark and Luke these three

tell some of the similar stories in a

similar tone in a similar way so that

we’re able to get more layers to the

story I love the gospels in that way

they give us layers just like if someone

were to offer you a chocolate cake but

they gave you options you could have a

one layer chocolate cake or a seven

layer chocolate cake which one you’re

gonna choose

seven every single time because the more

layers there are the more rich and

delectable The Experience becomes Mark

chapter six is a layer of chocolate cake

for us it tells us that this is the

experience when Jesus called the

disciples to himself and then he sent

them out in pairs do you remember two by

two into the neighboring towns and

communities they were supposed to teach

and preach and perform Miracles that

would authenticate the deity of Jesus

Christ Mark chapter 6 our layer of

chocolate cake tells us that they

expended themselves y’all they were busy

from sun up to sundown they were about

the task of doing what it was that Jesus

had assigned to them they wanted to be

diligent about it so much so that when

they came back to Jesus they gave an

account to him and Jesus recognized

their exhaustion

he saw that they were tired in fact

Jesus himself commented that they didn’t

even have time to eat because they had

been so busy they were depleted and they

were tired and they came back to Jesus

and they gave him an account

for how they’d handled the assignment

that he had entrusted to them

if you’re a believer in Jesus Christ

you got an assignment

and don’t let anybody tell you that your

assignment isn’t Ministry just because

it happens to be in a corporate setting

mother of small children who’s chosen to

stay home with those kids don’t let

anybody tell you that ain’t Ministry

every single time you make that chicken

for dinner and you set it on that table

and you teach those kids a Bible verse

before bedtime don’t let anybody tell

you that that ain’t Ministry

corporate woman when you sit around that

boardroom table and you’re the only one

that has a set of ideals that lines up

with the truth of scripture at a table

with those who are thinking and acting

and planning in a way that is left of

God’s word don’t let anybody tell you

that you around that boardroom ain’t

ministry that’s Ministry

high school student college student

you’re the only student that stands for

truth when your professor says this is

the way it is and you say no that’s not

the way it is don’t let anybody tell you

as the light on that college campus that

you are not in Ministry

every single one of us has an assignment

and the day is coming

when we’re gonna have to give an account

and here’s the thing

you don’t know when that day is

the day is coming and you don’t know the

day or the hour

neither do I when we’re going to have to

stand before him and give an account for

how we handled what he had entrusted to

us I’m asking you tonight how are you

handling your assignment

because young women if you think that

you’re young because of your age listen

to me if you’re 20 but you only have

till 30 you’re pretty old

if you’re 50 and you’re going to live

until 100 then you’re pretty young age

is just a number my friend and you and I

cannot qualify young or old base bursts

based on our birthdays

it’s based on our death date and since

we don’t know when that day is

that I implore you Sisters by the

mercies of God to walk in a manner

worthy of the calling by which you have

been called

because listen I don’t know about y’all

but when I see him face to face I’m

looking for a well done

I’m looking for well done

when I see him he will not ask me how

many Instagram followers I had

he will not wonder whether or not folks

liked my post he will not be interested

in whether or not my selfies were

perfectly lit he will ask me did I know

his son

and then I will give an account

so the disciples they come and they give

an account to Jesus I wondered if there

was a recipe for Effective Ministry

because if these guys were willing to

come and look Jesus in his face and give

an account I figured there might be a

recipe for us for Effective Ministry I’m

interested anybody interested

there are three ingredients to the


Luke chapter 9 verse 1 it says he called


he called them and his calling

superseded any personal ambition that

they had they laid down whatever they

were going to do because they heard the

call of God beckoning them to do

something else the beautiful thing about

that entire picture is that all of the

glory of God the Father all of the glory

of Heaven Was packaged in human flesh

Jesus wanted so much God the Father

wanted so much to make sure that he

could speak and so that Humanity could

hear that he left his throne in glory

put on flesh so that the disciples could

hear his call and in the same way he has

given us the holy spirit so that each

and every one of us have the privilege

to hear the calling of God on our lives

the conviction the unction the pressing

the fire that is shut up in your bones

sending you in a particular direction

heed the call of God on your lives then

they were not just called I loved so

much that before he skips to the third

ingredient and the recipe sending them I

love that before we get to the third one

there’s that second one he did not just

call but then he gave them power and

authority it means that what he was

calling them to do he was simultaneously

equipping them with Supernatural power

to be able to pull it off so it’s good

news for anybody in the room that you

feel like you’ve got a dream that is way

over your head you’ve been called to do

something you don’t have the money for

you don’t have the time for you don’t

have the patience for you don’t have the

gifting for you don’t have the talent

for you don’t have the connections for

the good thing and the great thing about

our God is that he does not call people

who are already equipped he calls you

and then for the people that say yes he

equips them with what they need for the


he entrusted them with power and

authority and can I tell you why this is

important this is important because in

order to accomplish and accomplish

Supernatural tasks you have to have

Supernatural capacity in other words you

can be the most talented person in the

world but if you go in your own strength

and power

you still won’t be able to accomplish

the God calling on your life it requires

what it is that only God himself can

give to you to accomplish the task oh

the enemy hopes you will go in your own


he hopes you will think you are flashy

enough and Savvy enough and talented

enough and impressive enough so that you

will no longer lean on God instead of

leaning to your own understanding

but it is not by power and it is not by

might it is by the spirit of God and

some trust in horses other folks trust

in chariots but not us we trust in the

name of the Lord our God

so he called them and then he entrusted

them he gave them some treasure and then

he sent them

he’s the one who did the sending

resist the urge to send yourself

to do something that it is not yet time


because just as important as our calling

is that is equally as important as the

timing is

in which that calling is outworked in

our lives and if you go too soon you

might if you if you give birth too soon

to that which God is trying to produce

through you you might abort

what it is that he’s trying to

accomplish in you the spiritual backbone

the fortification that he was trying to

establish in you so that you could

handle the spotlight wouldn’t hit you

because listen that Spotlight that you

may be craving if it hits you and you

have no character it will burn you to a


so he called them he entrusted them he

sent them out and they returned to him

and gave an account

they were tired

the disciples had been given it

everything they had

and I know there are some of you in the

room and you would admit that you

haven’t done it perfectly but man you’ve

sure been purposeful

you’ve been intentional about this

marriage you’ve been giving it

everything you’ve got you’ve been

intentional about that teenager you’ve

been giving that kid everything you got

this toddler that has this specific bent

or this specific issue that you’ve been

doing everything you can going to see

every expert that you can reading

everything that you can to be the best

that you can as a mother single mother

you’ve been given it everything that

you’ve got working the jobs that you’ve

got to work to keep food on the table

you’ve been given that business that

Ministry that endeavor everything that

you have and you the disciples are tired

the good news about Jesus is that when

the disciples come to him tired he does

not say

go away from me and get yourself


come back and then I can use you

he says

Come Away

with me

in other words listen

the cure for your exhaustion is intimacy

with Jesus

that’s the Cure y’all

I’m saying I agree take the holiday take

the vacation tell them you need a little

sabbatical you got to step back for just

a little bit you need a little margin in

your life take the holiday but don’t

take a holiday from Jesus

don’t take the sabbatical from your

relationship with the Lord Prayer

shouldn’t exit your schedule because

these are your rest days you still need

to be the deer that pants after the

water your soul has still got to be

replenished and can only be replenished

when you have intimacy with him

and you’re trying to figure out Lord

you told me that I was going to be

replenished you told me that I was going

to refresh you told me that you had

something that you wanted to give to me

why would you take me here to this place

where I’m being pressed down by a

multitude of issues and concerns and

frustrations there’s something

overwhelming me that is bigger than what

I feel like I have the capacity to

handle why would you bring me here this

tells us that the story of the feeding

of the five thousand is not just about

the five thousand

it’s also about the disciples it’s not

just about the multitude getting fed

it’s about the disciples being fed

physically spiritually emotionally and

it tells us that the Five Loaves and the

two fish are the gift to the multitude

but it’s the multitude that’s the gift

to the disciples

because the multitude

is what’s going to make them

have to finally open up their drawer

pull out the treasure that they would

have otherwise ignored place it in the

hands of a multiplying Master who’s

gonna show them what it looks like when

he takes their little bit and makes it a

lot there is no replenishing like

watching God multiply your Loaves and