We Only Have Five Loaves and Two Fish

Text: Isaiah 55:1-5 and Matthew 14:13-21
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Scotty J. Williams


As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, many people feel that they have little left to be of use to God and others. In this message Pastor Scotty shows how Christ is able to use what little we have left to bring relief to others, and that we are invited to find relief at a feast that He has prepared.


Old Testament Reading (Isaiah 55:1-5)

“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in rich food. Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. Behold, you shall call a nation that you do not know, and a nation that did not know you shall run to you, because of the Lord your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for He has glorified you.

New Testament Reading (Matthew 14:13-21)

13 Now when Jesus heard this, He withdrew from there in a boat to a desolate place by Himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed Him on foot from the towns. 14 When He went ashore He saw a great crowd, and He had compassion on them and healed their sick. 15 Now when it was evening, the Disciples came to Him and said, “This is a desolate place, and the day is now over; send the crowds away to go into the villages and buy food for themselves.” 16 But Jesus said, “They need not go away; you give them something to eat.17 They said to Him, “We have only five loaves here and two fish.” 18 And He said, “Bring them here to Me.

19 Then He ordered the crowds to sit down on the grass, and taking the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven and said a blessing. Then He broke the loaves and gave them to the Disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. 20 And they all ate and were satisfied. And they took up twelve baskets full of the broken pieces left over. 21 And those who ate were about five thousand men, besides women and children.

Sermon

Title: We Have Only Five Loaves And Two Fish
Preacher: Rev. Dr. Scotty J. Williams


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