Central United Methodist Church (Arlington, Virginia) Sermon Podcast

Imagine: Abundance

October 27, 2019 Pastor Sarah
Central United Methodist Church (Arlington, Virginia) Sermon Podcast
Imagine: Abundance
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Central United Methodist Church (Arlington, Virginia) Sermon Podcast
Imagine: Abundance
Oct 27, 2019
Pastor Sarah

Sermon preached on 2019-10-27 by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen. Worship series, "Imagine." Sermon, "Abundance." Matthew 14:13-21.

“Mother Teresa said about Jesus, ‘He uses us to be his love and compassion in the world in spite of our weaknesses and frailties.’ In this miracle Jesus does not produce food out of nowhere. He takes the little that the apostles have, and he multiplies it a thousand-fold. No matter how little I think I have to give, once I freely place my gifts in Jesus’ service, they become limitless. 

In the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, I am reminded that Jesus can also provide spiritual sustenance beyond my imagining. There is a mysterious disproportion between what I give and what the Lord makes of it.”

  • How do we imagine the crowd reacted to this miracle? 
  • Do you think their participation in this event changed them?


(From the Sunday, June 23 entry in “Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2019 “ by The Irish Jesuits, Loyola Press, 2018)

Show Notes

Sermon preached on 2019-10-27 by Rev. Sarah Harrison-McQueen. Worship series, "Imagine." Sermon, "Abundance." Matthew 14:13-21.

“Mother Teresa said about Jesus, ‘He uses us to be his love and compassion in the world in spite of our weaknesses and frailties.’ In this miracle Jesus does not produce food out of nowhere. He takes the little that the apostles have, and he multiplies it a thousand-fold. No matter how little I think I have to give, once I freely place my gifts in Jesus’ service, they become limitless. 

In the miracle of the multiplication of the loaves and fishes, I am reminded that Jesus can also provide spiritual sustenance beyond my imagining. There is a mysterious disproportion between what I give and what the Lord makes of it.”

  • How do we imagine the crowd reacted to this miracle? 
  • Do you think their participation in this event changed them?


(From the Sunday, June 23 entry in “Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2019 “ by The Irish Jesuits, Loyola Press, 2018)

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