THE First Baptist Church of Red Bank, NJ

GIVING WHAT YOU HAVE is a sermon based on Matthew 14:13 - 21. Using Jesus' example, there are four things we need to do to practice good stewardship.

Matthew 14:13 - 14

13 When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. 14 When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Matthew 14:15

15 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, ''This is a remote place, and it's already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.''

Matthew 14:16

16 Jesus replied, ''They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.''

Matthew 14:17

17 ''We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,'' they answered.

Matthew 14:18 - 21

18 ''Bring them here to me,'' he said. 19 And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people. 20 They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. 21 The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, besides women and children.

1. He Gave the Bread (What has God given you

2. He Blessed the Bread (Have you prayed for God's Blessing?)

3. He Broke the Bread (Are you using what He has Given & Blessed?)

4. He Gave the Bread (Are you willing to step out in Faith?)