HE IS OUR SUFFICIENCY!

MARK 6:30-44

1. When the disciples of Jesus returned home from ministering to those in need, healing people, casting out those that were demon possessed, and-so-on, why did Jesus rebuke them? See Luke 10:17-20.

Because of their pride. They looked to themselves as doing these great things instead of the Lord. And pride sneaks up on us that way. Jesus is trying to get them to have a proper perspective of the situation.

2. According to those verses you just read in Luke chapter 10, what is the perspective Jesus wants us to have?

Not how great we are but how great the Lord is. All we do, every breath we take is a gift from God and not because of our ability or talents. Thu, when we rejoice it should be because God has saved us, that God was gracious and adopted us into His family. Not because we were worthy, but because He loves us that much!

HE IS OUR SUFFICIENCY!

MARK 6:30-44

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3. Is there anything you can’t do in life? Please explain. See Philippians 4:13.

No there really isn’t! If God wants you to do something He will provide you the talents, the resources, the ability, the power to do it. That is the key though, are we doing the will of God or our own will, which will fail us. As Paul rightly said in Philippians 4:19, "And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."

4. Why would king Solomon say these words in Ecclesiastes 2:11?

Because all his work, all his efforts were being done without God. He was trying to fill that void in his life outside of a relationship with God and it didn’t work. Solomon was the richest man in the world, he had everything you could ever want and he saw it as emptiness outside of God. Solomon was empty, he was frustrated, he was unsatisfied with all that he had, and man is no different today outside of a relationship with God. That void is a God shaped void and won’t be satisfied with anything other than the Lord!