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POWER FEEDS SOME
NIV What Feeds You? MARK 6:14-29 John the Baptist Beheaded – 6: At once the girl hurried in to the king with the request: “I want you to give me right now the head of John the Baptist on a platter.”
Miraculous Powers Work in Him
WORRIES FEED SOME
NIV What Feeds You? MARK 6:30-44 Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand 6: When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began teaching them many things.
His Words Feed Us and He Provides
REASON FEEDS SOME
NIV What Feeds You? MARK 6:45-56 Immediately he spoke to them and said, “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” 51 Then he climbed into the boat with them, and the wind died down. They were completely amazed, 52 for they had not understood about the loaves; their hearts were hardened.
He is God of Reason and Beyond Reason
TRADITION FEEDS SOME
NIV What Feeds You? MARK 7: After he had left the crowd and entered the house, his disciples asked him about this parable. 18 “Are you so dull?” he asked. “Don’t you see that nothing that enters a person from the outside can defile them?
NIV What Feeds You? MARK 7: For it doesn’t go into their heart but into their stomach, and then out of the body.” (In saying this, Jesus declared all foods clean.) 20 He went on: “What comes out of a person is what defiles them. 21 For it is from within, out of a person’s heart, that evil thoughts come…
NIV What Feeds You? MARK 7:1 -23 sexual immorality, theft, murder, 22 adultery, greed, malice, deceit, lewdness, envy, slander, arrogance and folly. 23 All these evils come from inside and defile a person.”
God Looks at the Heart
PROTOCOL FEEDS SOME
NIV What Feeds You? MARK 7: “First let the children eat all they want,” he told her, “for it is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” 28 “Lord,” she replied, “even the dogs under the table eat the children’s crumbs.” 29 Then he told her, “For such a reply, you may go; the demon has left your daughter.”
He responds to those who break through to touch His heart
WESTERN SCIENCE FEEDS SOME
NIV What Feeds You? MARK 7: After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spit and touched the man’s tongue. 34 He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). 35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
He is the Great Physician
SIGNS FEEDS SOME
NIV What Feeds You? MARK 8: The Pharisees came and began to question Jesus. To test him, they asked him for a sign from heaven. 12 He sighed deeply and said, “Why does this generation ask for a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to it.”
He Is All You Need
CLOSE ENOUGH FEEDS SOME
NIV What Feeds You? MARK 8: “Be careful,” Jesus warned them. “Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod.” … Jesus asked them: “Why are you talking about having no bread? Do you still not see or understand? Are your hearts hardened? 18 Do you have eyes but fail to see, and ears but fail to hear?
Intimacy is what He seeks
PARTIAL BLESSINGS FEEDS SOME
NIV What Feeds You? MARK 8:22-26 When he had spit on the man’s eyes and put his hands on him, Jesus asked, “Do you see anything?” 24 He looked up and said, “I see people; they look like trees walking around.” 25 Once more Jesus put his hands on the man’s eyes. Then his eyes were opened, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
God desires for us to see clearly
BEING NON-COMMITTAL FEEDS SOME
NIV What Feeds You? MARK 8:27-30 “Who do people say I am?” 28 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.” 29 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”