Seize the Moment – Day 17

The Miracle of Multiplication!

Matthew 15


Good morning! This is Pastor Jerry Ingalls from New Castle First Baptist Church. Today is Friday, April 3


This morning we are in Matthew 15. Listen to verse 32, “I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. I do not want to send them away hungry, or they may collapse on the way.”


Are you ready to collapse from the stress and anxiety, confusion and grieving of your life right now?


Are you hungry? Physically, emotionally, spiritually, relationally…


In His compassion, Jesus asked His disciples to give of what they had to meet the needs (verses 33-36). Jesus miraculously multiplied the little to meet all the needs, to the point of every person being “satisfied” (verses 37-39).


Jesus’ compassion invites us to help meet the needs of today! The Lord is with each of us and has called all of us to work together! Are you ready to bring what you have to the Lord and see how He will multiply it for God’s glory? 


You only experience the miracle of multiplication by opening up your heart and hands…


Seize the moment by making yourself available to help another person with what you have.


Please dial the phone number below if you have the willingness and capability to help another person or family with some practical assistance in the coming weeks. May this be a step of faith for you. We will call you when there is a need.


Please dial the phone number below if you need food or practical assistance as we head into this weekend. One of the elders will be in touch with you to see how we can help you.


Please dial the phone number below if you would like a personal phone call and someone from First Baptist Church will get back to you as soon as possible.



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