“What I am anxious to see in Christian believers is a beautiful paradox. I want to see in them the joy of finding God while at the same time they are blessedly pursuing Him. I want to see in them the great joy of having God yet always wanting Him.” A. W. Tozer

Sermon #25: The Multiplier God



"Another of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, spoke up, 'Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?'" - John 6:8-9 (NIV)


A great crowd had come to see and hear Jesus.

Later during the day the Lord, perceiving that the people were hungry, decided to feed them. But the disciples saw a BIG! and insurmountable challenge ahead.

First, lots of money (more than eight months' wages) was required to buy enough bread to feed the people; nobody had that kind of money.

Second, the only food available at the venue belonged to a boy, who most probably had brought it for himself - five small barley loaves and two small fish.

Here is the inspiring part - Jesus took the bread and fish, gave thanks, and distributed it to the people, and each of them ate as much as they wanted. There even were some leftovers! Glory to God! 

This is a great lesson. If you've something in your hand or in your heart, however little, never despair, for the Lord can multiply it with His touch.

This teaching refers to every aspect of your life. If you've little faith, God can multiply it. The same applies to the love you have for other people, your material possessions, your ministry, etc. Your role is to give thanks under all circumstances.

The Bible says, "Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish" - John 6:11 (NIV).