(Sermon 13) Mark 6:31-56 A King Unlike Any Other

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1. outline

1.1. Jesus is compassionate (v31-37)

1.1.1. Compassion for the disciples' weariness (31-32)

1.1.1.1. He wants to spend time with them

1.1.1.2. He doesn't just want their service

1.1.1.3. Leaders care about the people they lead, not just what they can get from them.

1.1.2. Compassion for the people that were sheperdless (33-34)

1.1.2.1. 33

1.1.2.1.1. They were interrupted as they interrupted Jesus in 1:35-39

1.1.2.2. 34

1.1.2.2.1. Compassion

1.1.2.2.2. Sheep without a shepherd

1.1.2.3. 35

1.1.2.3.1. desolate place

1.1.2.4. 36

1.1.2.4.1. Send them away

1.1.2.5. 37

1.1.2.5.1. "you give them.."

1.1.2.5.2. They saw 5000 problems that could not be solved. Jesus saw the crowd, the people!

1.1.2.5.3. The life of faith is inherently a life of risk

1.1.2.5.4. "200 denarii"

1.1.2.6. 38

1.1.2.6.1. "how many loaves do you have?"

1.1.2.7. 39-40

1.1.2.7.1. groups of 50 and 100

1.1.2.7.2. Jesus is acting like a shepherd - sits them down... on green grass...

1.1.2.8. 41

1.1.2.8.1. looked up... blessing ... broke ... gave

1.1.2.8.2. Jesus gave to disciples gave to the people

1.1.2.9. 42

1.1.2.9.1. ALL

1.1.2.10. 44

1.1.2.10.1. 5,000 men

1.1.2.11. Summary

1.1.2.11.1. In literature a "comedy" is a story that begins on a bad note and ends on a good one. The feeding of the five thousand is a true comedy, for all the problems at the beginning of the story are resolved in the end. 45 Even though there were five thousand men apart from women and children, "they all ate and were satisfied" — and there was a great quantity of leftovers. Moreover, Jesus ministers to the need through the disciples: it is from them that he receives the initial offering of bread and fish; they are instructed to settle the crowd into groups, 46 and they distribute the multiplied bread and fish to the crowd. The disciples are the hands of Jesus in the feeding of the five thousand. The miracle brings the divine will to perfect expression, for God wills to fill his creatures with himself, to meet their needs with his surplus, to expand their smallness by his greatness, and to transform mundane life into abundant life (John 10: 10). The turning point in the story is traceable to the moment when Jesus looks on the crowd with compassion, desiring to fill it with the abundance of grace within himself. "From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another" (John 1: 16). Edwards Jr., James R. (2009-10-05). The Gospel according to Mark (Pillar New Testament Commentary) (Kindle Locations 3766-3775). Eerdmans Publishing Co - A. Kindle Edition.

1.1.3. Teaching the disciples to have compassion (35-37)

1.2. Jesus is creator (v38-41)

1.2.1. ex-nihilo

1.2.2. Jesus is God cause Jesus creates

1.2.3. Jesus satisfies (vs 42-44)

1.2.3.1. ALL ate and all satisfied (v42)

1.2.3.2. 12 baskets left - 12 disciples - precision!

1.3. Storm and ghost?? (v 45-53)

2. thoughts

2.1. The key that strings these stories together is vs 51,52 and vs 54

2.2. The contrast is the disciples saw the feeding, Jesus then walks to them and they don't recognize him, and mark comments on this in verse 51,52 , in contrast to the people in verse 54 that see Jesus and "recognized him"

3. Review

3.1. 1st half of ch 6 about discipleship and persectuion, coutning the cost

3.2. “And calling the crowd to him with his disciples, he said to them, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?” (Mark 8:34–36, ESV)

4. Connectin gthoughts

4.1. 1st half showed Herod's banquet and now this shows Jesus banquet. Here the true king is on display, not the false ediomite. Jesus cares for the people, Herod cares (perhaps) but has not strenth of character, he's seduced and given over to people. That's his kingdom. Not so with Jesus.

5. Conclusion

5.1. Mission is less about what we do and more about what we feel. See the connection here.

5.1.1. “When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.”” (Matthew 9:36–38, ESV)

6. background

6.1. in Bethsaida (Luk 9:10

7. Intro

7.1. Alaska - Strange ministry

7.2. Point - So often we are asked to do the impossible because the impossible is opportunmity to see Christ!

8. Illustration

8.1. Helen Keller who said, “Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing at all.”

8.2. The life of faith is inherently a life of risk