A Life of Provision

March 26, 2023   /   Pastor Kyle Bonenberger   /   City Church

Two important lessons from the context before Jesus feeds the 5000.

| Mark 6:8-9, 30-33 |

  • Even Jesus and the Apostles needed a .
  • AND… don’t wait until when we feel “.”

A life of provision looks like…

| John 6:1-15 | Matthew 14:13-21 | Luke 9:12-17 | Mark 6:30-44 | Proverbs 3:9-10 | Malachi 3:6-12 |

  • when the circumstances are far from .
  • Giving God our and letting Him do the .
  • A track record of and .

 


 

Small Group Questions

 

What do you think?

From Sunday’s message, what particular point stood out to you, challenged you, or raised a question for you?

The story of your life.

On Sunday, we looked at the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 and discussed what a life of provision looks like. Tell about a time in your life when you saw God provide in a unique way (ex: getting through a school program, housing need, finance, friendships, etc.).

Digging deeper in God’s Word.

  1. One of the things Pastor Kyle mentioned on Sunday is that a life of provision looks like “Giving God our best and letting Him do the rest.” The best we have to offer God often feels inadequate to the task at hand but the Lord is able to multiply our efforts. There’s a great story in Exodus about God using someone who felt inadequate with little in his hands. Right after God spoke to Moses in a burning bush, Moses questioned whether it would be enough. Read Exodus 3:13-4:16 and answer the following prompts.
    1. Have a few members of the group recap the story using their own words.
    2. What does this story tell us about who God uses, how He uses them, and how He equips them?
    3. What does this story tell us about God’s provision?
    4. In what ways can you relate to Moses in this passage?
  2. There’s another great story in Exodus about God providing for His people in a tough situation. God’s people were out of food and in need of provision. Read Exodus 16:1-30 and answer the following prompts. 
    1. Have a few members of the group recap the story using their own words.
    2. What does this story tell us about God? Provision? Us?
    3. In what ways can you relate to either Moses or the people in this story?
  3. In light of all this, is there anything you need to do differently?

Personal reflection and application.

  1. Have each member of the group share one thing someone else mentioned that struck a chord with you.
  2. Pray for one another (preferably men with men and women with women if possible).
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