We’re looking at two well-known miracle stories: Jesus feeding 5,000 using five loaves of bread and two fish and Jesus walks on water. Through his words and action, Jesus communicates that he relates to us like a shepherd cares for his hungry sheep. What does this mean? This passage explains why we need a shepherd, what a shepherd provides, and how Jesus shepherds us.
Scripture reference: Mark 6:30-56
In these three miracles, Jesus gives us snapshots of the way life was meant to be — and foretastes of the way it will one day be. Jesus heals the spiritual, physical, and social woundedness of our world. How should this shape the way we love and serve our neighborhood?
Scripture Reference: Mark 1:21-45
Discussion Guide: Jesus, Our Healer