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The Christ For Every Crisis (16 of 37)
Series: Then Came Jesus
Dr. Stan Coffey
I. FOR THE HUNGRY - HIS PROVISION
II. FOR THE HELPLESS - HIS PRESENCE
III. FOR THE HURTING - HIS POWER
This morning it is good to see you. I want you to take your Bible and turn to Mark Chapter 6 as we continue to follow the footsteps of Jesus through the Book of Mark. We've been studying on Sunday morning about the life of Jesus, the mighty Savior.
Today the title of the message is "The Christ for Every Crisis", Mark Chapter 6 and I want us to begin reading in Verse 30 as we look at the Christ for every crisis. I'm going to be referring to this entire chapter. It is too long to read all the chapter but the message will be from the remainder of this chapter.
Alright, beginning in Verse 30, "AND THE APOSTLES GATHERED THEMSELVES TOGETHER UNTO JESUS, AND TOLD HIM ALL THINGS, BOTH WHAT THEY HAD DONE, AND WHAT THEY HAD TAUGHT.
AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, COME YE YOURSELVES APART INTO A DESERT PLACE, AND REST A WHILE: FOR THERE WERE MANY COMING AND GOING, AND THEY HAD NO LEISURE SO MUCH AS TO EAT.
AND THEY DEPARTED INTO A DESERT PLACE BY SHIP PRIVATELY. AND THE PEOPLE SAW THEM DEPARTING, AND MANY KNEW HIM, AND RAN AFOOT THITHER OUT OF ALL CITIES, AND OUTWENT THEM, AND CAME TOGETHER UNTO HIM.
AND JESUS, WHEN HE CAME OUT, SAW MUCH PEOPLE, AND WAS MOVED WITH COMPASSION TOWARD THEM, BECAUSE THEY WERE AS SHEEP NOT HAVING A SHEPHERD: AND HE BEGAN TO TEACH THEM MANY THINGS."
Now the background of this passage is that Jesus had sent out His disciples two by two to preach and to teach in the kingdom of God and as they preached and taught they were thrilled and excited because the power of God and the anointing of God was upon them and the Lord used them in a mighty way.
It had been a very busy, busy time for these disciples and so as they came back to Jesus reporting all that had happened in the ministry Jesus said, "Why don't you come apart and rest for a whil ...
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