This is a popular story. It’s one of the few miracles that are recorded in all four gospel accounts, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. And as we look at Mark’s unique account of this miracle, we find that he has an emphasis on the twelve disciples. Mark is bringing us into the spiritual journey of the twelve, helping us to see how they are, and are not, figuring out who Jesus is. We’ll see that Jesus is also teaching them some important ministry lessons as well. And so as we look at this miracle from the perspective of the disciples today, I’d like us to consider our own role in ministry. How is God shaping us and our ministry through this passage? And more importantly, how is he shaping our perspecitve of who Jesus is through this passage?
Passage: Mark 6:30-44
Author: Rev. W. Reid Hankins, M.Div.
Sermon originally preached during the Morning Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church (OPC) on 06/15/2008 in Novato, CA.