Mark 8:1–10 In those days, when again a great crowd had gathered, and they had nothing to eat, he called his disciples to him and said to them, “I have compassion on the crowd, because they have been with me now three days and have nothing to eat. And if I send them away hungry to their homes, they will faint on the way. And some of them have come from far away.” And his disciples answered him, “How can one feed these people with bread here in this desolate place?” And he asked them, “How many loaves do you have?” They said, “Seven.” And he directed the crowd to sit down on the ground. And he took the seven loaves, and having given thanks, he broke them and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and they set them before the crowd. And they had a few small fish. And having blessed them, he said that these also should be set before them. And they ate and were satisfied. And they took up the broken pieces left over, seven baskets full. And there were about four thousand people. And he sent them away. And immediately he got into the boat with his disciples and went to the district of Dalmanutha.
1. How many of us want something? What does it mean to want something? To desire something?
2. What is desire?
If we are hungry, we get food. But sometimes, we want not just slop. We can eat anything as long as it has the right nutrients.
3. What are some of your desires?
4. Where does desires come from? How big is that desire? (Genesis 1-3; Ecclesiastes 3:11)
5. If you eat once, will you get hungry again? If you desire lots of money, and you get lots of money, do you think you will stop wanting money?
6. If God fills that infinite space in your heart, will you be satisfied? (Psalm 17:15)