Lunch with Jesus

by Greg Laurie on Mar 19, 2023

Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Greg Laurie continues our series  7 Signs of Jesus with a message called “Lunch with Jesus.” Together we will learn the importance of Jesus’ miracle feeding of the five-thousand.


  • “A huge crowd kept following Him wherever He went, because they saw His miraculous signs as He healed the sick.” John 6:2
  • Sometimes people want the healings, but not the healer; they want the benefits, but they don’t want the cure.
  • Jesus, better than anyone, knew their fickleness, and that they would soon reject Him, yet His heart burned for them.
  • Jesus gives Phillip his first test, and it’s the only recorded time Jesus ever asked anyone for advice.
  • How many times does the Lord have to teach and reteach us lessons?
  • We remember what we ought to forget and forget what we should remember.
  • Andrew has not been asked by Jesus for advice, but he is going to offer it.
  • The little boy was poor.
  • While the little boy was poor, he was also generous.
  • He did something that set him apart from all the other children and adults there.
  • That which was insufficient from the hands of the insignificant became sufficient and significant when placed in the hands of Jesus.
  • What is it that makes a great gift in God’s service?
  • It is not the magnitude of the gift; it is into whose hands it is given.
  • A little can become a lot when placed in the hands of Jesus.
  • Though Andrew did not personally pass the test, he did bring the boy to Jesus.
  • The test Jesus was giving to His disciples was, “Do they believe that He can meet their needs, even when it seems impossible?”
  • God wants to answer our prayers.
  • Jesus now shows nothing is too big or small for Him to do; and Mark’s gospel gives us a little detail about what Jesus did first.
  • God gives what we need when we need it, not necessarily before (and never after), but when it’s needed. Gifts from God do not come fully developed.
  • “This is why I remind you to fan into flames the spiritual gift God gave you when I laid my hands on you.”


  1. We need to show compassion to those in need.
  2. There will come times in life when we are overwhelmed.
    1. Tests are given to determine if you are learning anything as a Christian.
  3. Nothing is too big or even small for God to respond to.
  4. Bring your talents, abilities, gifts, and resources to Jesus.


  • John 6:1–14
  • John 6:5–6
  • Hebrews 5:12–13
  • Luke 12:32
  • Mark 6:41
  • 2 Timothy 1:6
  • John 6:14–15
  • James 1:2–4
  • Psalm 61:1–2; 1 Peter 5:7

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