Jesus, Our Provider

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John takes us to Mark 8:1-10 when Jesus uses the disciple's meager amount of food and multiplies it to feed the four thousand.  John uses this passage to illustrate how the Lord calls his disciples to willingly trust Him to not only provide for them, but to provide for others through them.  Our Father is the most generous giver in that "He gave His only begotten Son."  His desire is that we would not only recieve abundantly from His hand, but that we would also demonstrate His love and generosity through joyful giving to our families, our church family, and to the world around us. (Acts 4:32-37, Malachi 3:6-12, Matthew 6:25-34, Acts 20:35, 2 Corinthians 9:8)