A Meal for Everyone

Have you ever been in a place where you wondered if there was enough food for everyone? We end our Food series by looking at food production and food consumption. Paul Kiss digs into Mark 6:30-44. Though this story reveals who Jesus is, we shouldn’t miss his compassion to feed people who were hungry and needed food. Jesus wants us to feed the hungry because it is always the right thing to do.

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Food: A Meal For Everyone

Speaker: Paul Kiss
Date: March 24, 2019

Jesus wants us to feed the hungry. It’s always the right thing to do. Text: Mark 6:30-44

1. Is there enough food?

Text:Mark 6:35-36
“We keep waiting…waiting for the world to change.”

2. Food Production:

Text:Mark 6:37-38
“We keep waiting…waiting for the world to change.”

3. Food Consumption:

Text:Mark 6:39-44
“We keep waiting…waiting for the world to change.”

4. Sharing our Food:

Text:Mark 6:42-44
“We keep waiting for the world to change.” Why are we waiting?

1. Have you ever been in a place where you wondered if there was enough food for everyone? (at home, for an event, etc). What was that like?
2. How often do you spend time thinking about how we get the food we eat and where it comes from? What value would there be in reflecting on this?
3. Mark 6:30-44 is a story that reveals Jesus’ identity. Read Psalm 23 and Exodus 16:9-16. What is the connection between these scriptures and what Jesus is doing in this account of Mark 6? What do you think is the secret meaning of Jesus feeding the 5000 that the disciples were missing? (Mark 6:52).
4. Though this story reveals who Jesus is, we shouldn’t miss his compassion to feed people who were hungry and needed food. If “gathering around the table” is indicative of Christ followers, how much of the Church’s mission should be caring for those who are hungry?
5. Paul spoke about food production and food consumption. The statistics are startling. What could we do as a congregation to encourage our people to be mindful of our relationship with the food we eat? Please email your ideas to the church office.
6. As you reflect on this series about Food, what is one “take away” that you’d like to integrate into your life as a response? What change do you want to make? What is one thing you could do, that would be impactful for you or others?

1. Watch the documentary “Food, Inc.”
2. Visit a local Food Bank and ask them about how it all works, who they serve, how often, how many people a week, and what needs the Food Bank has. Consider getting involved if you can.

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