Do You Have Any Leftovers? (2 of 4) by James Merritt

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Do You Have Any Leftovers? (2 of 4)
Series: Supernatural
James Merritt
John 6:1-14


Introduction

1. Without question, I can tell you what my absolute, all time, favorite meal is. It is so special that I only get to eat it once a year. It is so special, and so good, and so tasty that it is worth the wait. It is not just what I get to eat that makes it the most special meal of the year, but who I get to eat it with. It is the time of year I get to eat it and it is the occasion that brings me to the table. Can you guess what meal this is? It is Thanksgiving.

2. The reason why Thanksgiving is my favorite meal of the year is because it is the only time of year that I basically get everything to eat that I like. All of my favorite dishes are right in front of me: the turkey I cooked on the Big Green Egg along with the homemade dressing, Teresa's out of this world sweet potato soufflé, my sister in-law, Yvonne's macaroni-n-cheese, Sister Schubert's rolls, green bean casserole, and Honey-baked Ham. More than any meal I eat all year long, I eat it in the name of Jesus and to the glory of God.

3. Your Thanksgiving meal may be slightly different from mine in some ways. You may have some things I have and I may have some things you don't, but there is one thing we are all guaranteed to have once the meal is over and everyone has eaten until they waddle like penguins. Do you know what that is? Leftovers. Do you know what leftovers are? Leftovers are a sign that everybody got all they wanted to eat, most people got more than they needed to eat, everybody was blessed, nobody went away empty, and there is still enough to do it all over again.

4. Whether you realize it or not, there is what I call ''The Law of the Leftovers.'' I am not talking about food; I am talking about life. There is one other thing I didn't tell you about my Thanksgiving meal. I not only have more food than I ever have at any other time of the year, but I feed more people than at any other ...


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