They Don't Get It
Topic: Exposition Scripture: Mark 8:1–8:26
Lessons (Re-)learned (vv. 1-10)
Jesus is Our Shepherd
Bread of Life—The Shepherd’s Provision
They Don’t Get it! (vv. 11-21)
Lack of Understanding
Second Touch of Jesus (vv. 22-26)
Clear Eyes, Full Hearts ...
Growing in Knowledge
- Why do you think Jesus performed this second miraculous feeding? Have you ever experienced this sort of “repeat performance” from God?
- Discuss what Jesus might have meant by the “leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod”. What was he warning his disciples about?
Feeling Life Deeply
- Which area of struggle most resonates with your own faith journey: a lack of understanding about Jesus and/or the Gospel, a hardened heart, or a poor memory of God’s past provision? Which of these best characterizes where you are at currently?
- What are the “loaves” in your life? In what area of your life are you most prone to doubt God’s future provision in spite of his prior record of faithfulness?
Living with courage
- How can we pursue a clarity of vision and a filling of our hearts, such that we trust Jesus more tomorrow (or five years from now) than we do today? Discuss some practical strategies.
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