by Daniel Rodgers

God Uses Small Things in Big Ways
Dan Rodgers
II Kings 4:1-7; Matthew 14:15-21
November 11, 2007

INTRODUCTION: In our Bible reading this morning, we have two stories--God's blessing and provision for the widow and then, the feeding of the multitude with 5 loaves of bread and two small fishes. Both of these stories are a demonstration of how God sometimes takes small things and uses them in a big way. He does the same thing with people.

POEM: Someone wrote a little poem:

Shamgar had an ox-goad,
David had a sling,
Samson had a jawbone,
Rahab had a string,
Mary had some ointment,
Aaron had a rod,
Dorcas had a needle,
All were used for God.1

On Sunday, November 11, 1984, Bible Fellowship Baptist Church held its very first service. Little did I know at the time, the Lord would take our small gathering of people and use them to begin what would later become a tremendous work for God.

Over the years, we have witnessed many souls come to Christ. We have supported missionaries around the world. We have rejoiced with others who have entered the ministry, and we have watched many of our young people graduate from college--several of them entering fulltime service for the Lord.

Bible Fellowship Baptist Church has been responsible for establishing several nursing home ministries. Our people visit each month, sharing music and a message of salvation and encouragement. Again, we have reached out to the homeless--men and women who come to the rescue mission--the hopeless, looking for hope. They come in looking for bread, and we give them the Bread of Life. Jesus said, "I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst" (John 6:35).

Here's the interesting part of the whole thing; we have never been a large congregation; and yet, God has used us in an amazing way. There's an old country gospel song, entitled, "Little is Much When God is in It."

This morning, I want to tur ...

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