Mark Chapter 8

Mark 8

1In those days the multitude being very great, and having nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples unto him, and saith unto them,

2I have compassion on the multitude, because they have now been with me three days, and have nothing to eat:

3And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.

4And his disciples answered him, From whence can a man satisfy these men with bread here in the wilderness?

5And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.

6And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.

7And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.

8So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.

9And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.

10And straightway he entered into a ship with his disciples, and came into the parts of Dalmanutha.

11And the Pharisees came forth, and began to question with him, seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him.

12And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

13And he left them, and entering into the ship again departed to the other side.

14Now the disciples had forgotten to take bread, neither had they in the ship with them more than one loaf.

15And he charged them, saying, Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and of the leaven of Herod.

16And they reasoned among themselves, saying, It is because we have no bread.

17And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?

18Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?

19When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.

20And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.

21And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?

22And he cometh to Bethsaida; and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch him.

23And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.

24And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

25After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

26And he sent him away to his house, saying, Neither go into the town, nor tell it to any in the town.

27And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?

28And they answered, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.

29And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.

30And he charged them that they should tell no man of him.

31And he began to teach them, that the Son of man must suffer many things, and be rejected of the elders, and of the chief priests, and scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again.

32And he spake that saying openly. And Peter took him, and began to rebuke him.

33But when he had turned about and looked on his disciples, he rebuked Peter, saying, Get thee behind me, Satan: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but the things that be of men.

34And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.

36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

26 thoughts on “Mark Chapter 8

  1. Vs 2 I have compassion on the multitude….
    My prayer is that we ALL be filled with COMPASSION.

    In reading leadership material from Matt Maddix’s blog I found some great things to share to help be more compassionate.
    1. Pray for Compassion
    2. Remember where you came from
    3. Spend time with Hurting people

    It’s very important that we slow down from time to time to give a smile, an act of kindness, or words of life to someone who is hurting or in need of love. – Matt Maddix

    Go make your life count. Go put a smile on someone’s face. Go spend four hours at a nursing home. Go help a homeless person. Go bless a single mother. Go bless a child dying with cancer. Don’t be judgmental, selfish, or arrogant. Be a person of compassion. Show compassion on those who fail. Show compassion on those who are poor. Show compassion on those who are handicapped. Show compassion on those who can’t repay you. – Matt Maddix

    Let’s Be Church!

  2. Just as the young man was willing to give his sacrifice for God to use we should give willingly so He can multiply it and use it. Not only for our own benifit but to help thousands.

  3. CVE. v15 ” Jesus warned them, “Watch out! Guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod
    The disciples talked this over and said to each other , He must be saying this because we don’t have any bread

    The disciples lack spiritual discernment They are so taken up with the breadsupply that they cannot see that Jeuse is warning them against
    The ever-present danger of religious
    hypocrisy and materialism

  4. v8 NIV “The people ate and were satisfied. Afterward the disciples picked up seven basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.”
    I heard a sermon once that used this scripture as the focal point saying that “the disciples picked up baskets filled with their unbelief.”
    I don’t want to carry unbelief around with me. It is my choice to doubt or believe. Faith: the substance of things hoped for the evidence of things not seen.

  5. 27And Jesus went out, and his disciples, into the towns of Caesarea Philippi: and by the way he asked his disciples, saying unto them, Whom do men say that I am?28And they answered, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.29And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.

    Who do you say that He is? This is one fundamental question that alot of “christians” cannot answer. I have a coworker who is catholic, and he told me with his own mouth that he knew that he was doing wrong. And yet God and Jesus understood exspecially Jesus since He was human. I thought how sad it is to not understand the Jesus is God. I’m so glad I know the truth!

  6. what lack of faith the disciples had after they had seen Jesus multiplt bread twice, they were still worried because they only had one loaf of bread. How many times has God supplied our needs and we still worry when we face a problem. I’m reminded of an old song we used to sing in church it said, He’ll do it agian for you, he’ll do it again, just take a look at where you are now and where you’ve been……..You may not know how, you may not know when, but he’ll do it again

  7. To me this chapter is about faith and trust or the lack thereof. The Pharisees wanted a sign from him, which caused him to sigh deeply within himself. The disciples walked with him, watched him do miracles, and heard him speak, and yet they still didn’t get it. But the question is Do We Get It? Eph. 3:20 says, “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.” Have Faith in JESUS!

  8. 23And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.

    24And he looked up, and said, I see men as trees, walking.

    25After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

    How cool would it be to see men as trees walking! lol The great potter is at work here. I read in Jeremiah about how the people were as shards of pottery that couldnt fix themselves, a broken up mess. If only we could understand that we, and every doctor and pharmacist cannot heal us. I am not denouncing medicine, because I’ve studied it for years. Its benificial to a point, then there’s Jesus. Only the True Physician and Potter can truly heal.

  9. MSG verse 4 His disciples responded, “What do you expect us to do about it? Buy food out here in the desert?” Were these the same guys in chapter 6:41?

  10. I feel like God is talking about us having more compassion for the lost and the hurting ones that are in the church……we as christians and i am including myself on this one, we question God on how he is going to do something and this chapter tells us that he fed thousands on some fish and small loaves………all we have to do is have faith and when we turn our problems over to God leave them there and let God handle them as he sees fit, don’t pick them back up…….

  11. Jesus used what they had to bless those they were with. It’s not about us waiting until we get such and such to do the will of God. He has already equipped us and provided us with the tools to do such extraordinary things. Things that He said would be greater than what he did.

  12. 8 -22-26 AN UNUSUAL MIRACLE

    A slow working miracle using mud as an agency rather than just the spoken word.WHY. suggestings that it underlines Jesus freedom and reminds us not to suppose that the Lord must act and in ways that we expect or have experienced him to work before.

  13. 3And if I send them away fasting to their own houses, they will faint by the way: for divers of them came from far.

    17And when Jesus knew it, he saith unto them, Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened?

    18Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?

    19When I brake the five loaves among five thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? They say unto him, Twelve.

    20And when the seven among four thousand, how many baskets full of fragments took ye up? And they said, Seven.

    21And he said unto them, How is it that ye do not understand?

    In this chapter we really get to see how compassionate our God is, there is a saying that Love is in the details. We know that God is Love, and look at how concerned his was with the details of people’s lives. Therefore, this chapter tells me that we can find God in the details of our life. This chapter also shows how fickle the human flesh is, the disciples just witnessed a fantastic miracle yet they were found worrying that they would not have enough to eat. Pastor has taught us that Perfect love casteth out all fear. So why should we worry? For now we know, God is love and he cares about the details of our lives.

  14. 28And they answered, John the Baptist; but some say, Elias; and others, One of the prophets.

    29And he saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am? And Peter answereth and saith unto him, Thou art the Christ.

    We need to make sure we KNOW who Christ is for ourselves

  15. TEAMWORK Jesus Taught

    Mark 8:5 And he asked them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven.

     6 And he commanded the people to sit down on the ground: and he took the seven loaves, and gave thanks, and brake, and gave to his disciples to set before them; and they did set them before the people.

     7 And they had a few small fishes: and he blessed, and commanded to set them also before them.
     
    8 So they did eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets.

     9 And they that had eaten were about four thousand: and he sent them away.

    vs 5. We must know what is available to us.

    vs 6. We must have a plan and a team and execute with authority.

    Through TEAMWORK; JESUS proved that he was more than enough if the disciples we willing to work together with HIM and follow and trust HIS every command.

    Imagine walking with JESUS and obeying the commands he gave the disciples; how would that go over today?

    BE Church
    BE Obedient to HIS every COMMAND

  16. 36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

    37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

    nothing out there can buy our soul save repentance, baptised in Jesus name for the remission of sin, and the filling of the Holy Ghost (which is evidenced by speaking in other toungues). Christ died to pay for our sins. Man can pay nothing to save his soul. When we look at our lives and the challanges we face, we have to ask, more importantly than what do we have to gain, rather what do we stand to lose.

  17. This chapter reminds me of our Memory Verse for the month of June in our Sunday School Class…….”Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” Matthew 6:8

  18. 34And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.

    35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.

    36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

    37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

    38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

    Jesus is calling us today, just like in the bible days, to take up our cross and follow Him, denying our flesh and our carnal ways. This world holds nothing of value that is worth losing our soul over. His cross was full of suffering and shame, we must not think that our’s will be any less. Dying out to self and our own will, will also bring suffering to us, but the eternal life is well worth the exchange.

  19. Multiplying fish and bread is indeed a great miracle; especially to feed THOUSANDS. What caught my attention when I read this was that they were “small” fish…

    Jesus takes what we think is small and insignificant to us and uses it to minister to THOUSANDS. Use the talent you have, you never know who it will bless. We don’t know the names of those who were fed but we do know that Jesus didn’t want them to be sent away hungry and faint on the way home.

    Little is much when God is in it!

  20. 35For whosoever will save his life shall lose it; but whosoever shall lose his life for my sake and the gospel’s, the same shall save it.

    36For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

    37Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

    38Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels.

    Don’t be ashamed, it will bite ya in the bum in the end

  21. MSG 43-44 “If your hand or your foot gets in God’s way, chop it off and throw it away. Your better off maimed or lame and alive than the proud owner of two hands and two feet, godless in a furnace of eternal fire.
    this verse tells me that God’s way is the best way even if you have to loose a few limbs along the way.

  22. This chapter illustrates God’s compassion, his frustration and a sobering question. God had compassion once again towards the people as they were hungry and far from home, and Jesus was distraught with the Pharisees when they kept asking for proof and a sign. However the most concerning was when God said; “For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?” We must be vigilant that we never come to a place where we disvalue God; “Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?” May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

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