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You Are Not Inadequate - Pastor Mike Stephens
You Are Not Inadequate – Pastor Mike Stephens

We’ve all felt inadequate at times and have become convinced that there are some things that we will never be very good at, so we tend to stay away from them.

Can you feed thousands with five loaves and two fishes?..


You Are Not Inadequate – Pastor Mike Stephens

Scripture Reference: Mark 6:30-44

Follow along and fill-in the blanks for greater understanding:

  1. causes us to see others .

32 So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves. 33 But the multitudes saw them departing, and many knew Him and ran there on foot from all the cities. They arrived before them and came together to Him. 34 And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were like sheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things.

  1. We have to stop for the .

35 When the day was now far spent, His disciples came to Him and said, “This is a deserted place, and already the hour is late. 36 Send them away, that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy themselves bread; for they have nothing to eat.” 37 But He answered and said to them, “You give them something to eat.” And they said to Him, “Shall we go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread and give them something to eat?”

  1. Jesus makes the .

38 But He said to them, “How many loaves do you have? Go and see.” And when they found out they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39 Then He commanded them to make them all sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in ranks, in hundreds and in fifties. 41 And when He had taken the five loaves and the two fish, He looked up to heaven, blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to His disciples to set before them; and the two fish He divided among them all. 42 So they all ate and were filled. 43 And they took up twelve baskets full of fragments and of the fish. 44 Now those who had eaten the loaves were about five thousand men.

Where do you feel inadequate?

What would change if you realized, “…we are God’s masterpiece?” (Ephesians 2:10, NLT)


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