Related Topics: Dr Ross joined the faculty of Beeson Divinity School in 2002 as Beeson Professor of Old Testament and Hebrew. They had seen the miracles He had done and wanted to see more. In the beginning, we are told in the ancient account, God created all things of nothing. None of the higher critical theories I have encountered can explain all of those combinations without special pleading. In one narrative without prompting. I have read and accept the.
The Logistics He said, Bring them hither to me. John provides extra detail here: firstly that the food came from a lad and secondly that the loaves were barley loaves and that the fish were small. There just isn't enough for all of you. The lonely walk is stressed in Matthew not Mark. Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand John 6:1-14 Bible Study Commentary google-site-verification: googlebc26061d9f39b69f.
The whole crowd, including men, women, and children, could have been four times that number. They arrived before them and came together to Him. All four gospels almost gave the same exact story but John's had two extra details. We should not be fretting about provision or supply. Jesus dies and is crowned king—Mark 14:12-16:20 The Feeding The feeding of 5,000 occurs in Mark 6:30-44.
And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. We too have received the word from the Lord, and so must give it to the people. Nonetheless, it grieved the Lord, as indeed the death of the saints always does Psalm 116:15. Subject Matthew Mark Luke John Time Subsequent to John's death Disciples return from preaching and healing tour Disciples return from healing tour No prologue given Reason for departing John's death Fatigue of disciples Unstated Unstated Who apparently went? The filling of the multitude is of course a testimony to the sufficiency of Christ. Fish have to die before they can do you any good.
But when Jesus blessed the loaves and fish, the Bible says that everyone ate until they were full! At this point, the disciples should have recalled the many miracles they had seen Jesus do. It is interesting that they report on loaves and fishes; even though the latter had not been asked about. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. It was customary among the Jew to give thanks before and after the meal. His kingly authority is transformative. Every atom of the material world which was here at the beginning of creation is here to-day, though it may have changed its form a million times in the progress of events. It had been some time since any of the crowd, including Jesus and His disciples, had eaten.
So the secondary application is to take the spiritual food that Christ gives us and give it to the spiritually needy people of the world. It is such a deep emotion that it cannot be easily shut down; we cannot easily walk away from people in great pain, or poverty, or desperate needs. Third, he gives the disciples much opportunity to do the work themselves under his oversight Luke 9:2. Mark agrees that this event is subsequent to the death of John; however he broadens the context significantly. Let's see what is in here. .
Coupled with the synoptic accounts we also now know roughly when John the Baptist was killed and when the 12 were sent out preaching. The implication is that it moved Him deeply, because He tried to retire to a solitary place. The miracle is being treated as a proof step in the establishment of something else; rather than as an end in itself. What has often been taught is that God can do even more the less sufficient we are ourselves. Philip does not suggest that buying bread is a good idea: in fact he suggests that two hundred denarii worth would barely be adequate. The expansion largely occurs in the behavior of the multitude. But we know from John that they started to leave.
The Book John leaves no doubt about why he wrote his Gospel: Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these are written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. It has been suggested that this was really the Jews' traveling basket which would suggest that these were the baskets the disciples were carrying with them. Jesus Jesus and disciples Jesus and disciples Jesus Where did they go? Looking for more Bible stories? Once you have made those points that Matthew makes, then you can correlate this other material for additional thoughts. Sometimes I get really hungry during church. Secondly there is no real similarity between any two accounts. Then he took them with him and they withdrew by themselves to a town called Bethsaida, 11 but the crowds learned about it and followed him. Healing is stressed in Matthew, mentioned in Luke, ignored in the 'servile' Mark in favor of teaching.
The narrator informs us that in general they're getting F's on their report cards. Nevertheless, they did what Jesus told them simply because He told them to do it. Specifically it should be noted that in Matthew the whole exchange is in one continuous burst of three sentences. Jesus chose that passage from Isaiah to describe his work. Whilst John was the only one to provide this miracle with no prologue; Luke is the only one to avoid the epilogue. The first is really given to us by when he notes that the multitude are like sheep without a shepherd.