Mark 6:52 For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened. Mark 6.
https://youtu.be/EBjdUk2vKUI Mark 6
.Is it John?
.Herod thought so
.John spoke to corruption in leadership
.I’ll take his head
.Why the bread?
.Not a ghost [phantom]
.Is he stable?
NEW- [Past posts- verses below]
Jesus comes to his hometown- but because they are ‘familiar with him’- he does no mighty work- just heals a few ‘sick folk’.
He gives us the famous saying -.Mark 6:4 But Jesus, said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house.
Then we see an interesting thing- as Jesus fame spreads around- word gets to Herod that some prophet is going around- stirring stuff up.Mark 6:14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:)
And there are many questions about who he really is.
‘is it Elijah come back’?
‘or another prophet’.
Herod says ‘no- it’s John the Baptist- he’s come back from the dead’-
and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.- Mk.16:14b
I find this funny in a way.
The story of the execution of John is also told in this chapter.
It’s kind of famous.
Herod had a birthday party- the daughter of his wife does a sensual dance.
Herod promises to give her whatever she wants.
She asks her mom what she should ask for.
Mom says ‘the head of John’-
Mark 6:24 And she went forth, and said unto her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
Yes- John preached against the corruption he saw in human government.
He told Herod- that he was in sin because he married his brother’s wife.
And Herod's wife was not to fond of John’s ‘prophetic calling’.
Yet Herod feared John.Mark 6:20 For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
Herod had put him in prison.
And now Herod's wife is going to get what she wants.
Yes- she got the head of John- served on a platter-
Mark 6:27 And immediately the king sent an executioner, and commanded his head to be brought: and he went and beheaded him in the prison,
Mark 6:28 And brought his head in a charger, and gave it to the damsel: and the damsel gave it to her mother.
But it is funny that Herod was so afraid of John- that even after John died- he was still haunting the megalomaniac
Mark 6:14 And king Herod heard of him; (for his name was spread abroad:) and he said, That John the Baptist was risen from the dead, and therefore mighty works do shew forth themselves in him.
Mark 6:15 Others said, That it is Elias. And others said, That it is a prophet, or as one of the prophets.
Mark 6:16 But when Herod heard thereof, he said, It is John, whom I beheaded: he is risen from the dead.
Now- Jesus does the miracle of feeding the 5 thousand-
Mark 6:41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
Mark 6:42 And they did all eat, and were filled.
Mark 6:43 And they took up twelve baskets full of the fragments, and of the fishes.
Mark 6:44 And they that did eat of the loaves were about five thousand men.[Overblog- see rest here- https://ccoutreach87.com/2017/04/05/mark-6/ ]