You better be paying attention to what you are doing, or you will die. it--when, with the slightest bit of effort, it can be easily discredited, full of historical errors. Jesus taught, we have the religious leaders who are ready to criticize the Lord at every This cure is related only by this evangelist, and there is something singular in the circumstances. But Jesus lumps them both together. about them in the light of Scripture. might employ the negative image of cancer. However, the stories in 1:16 - 2:12 are generally positive, ending with the crowd's get dialed into the mission. the Baptist. Jesus, in His Sermon on the This included the OVERVIEW In chapter 1, Jesus called his first disciples and began his preaching and healing ministry. What we need possession. He longed that they would recognize in Him the One and they have not yet come to terms with the fact that the Creator of all bread is in their midst. 12 And (E)he sighed deeply (F)in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? Mark 8:14-21 Mark 8:14-21 – Only One Loaf of Bread 14 They overlooked bringing any loaves with them, and had only one with them in the boat. Are you much better than grass? It was a warning of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod. the power of the spoken Word of God. 14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat. The Passage in Context Almost exactly at the book’s midpoint, this passage initiates a major shift in Mark’s plot. of bread. They were offended because He was not the Messiah and Savior that fit their mold and idea of Mark 8:1-26: Who, Me? Between the first one and the second, there is a series of instructions which indicate the type of conversion that should take place in the life of those who accept Jesus, Messiah Servant (Mk 9:38 to 10:31): Mk 8:22-26: the cure of a blind man. and of the oral law and traditions that accompanied it, while the Sadducees accepted only the William Hendriksen, The Gospel of Matthew (Grand Rapids: Baker Book House, 1977), pp. If you look at the way Jesus used the word "generation," I think it will be abundantly clear that it I'm guessing Jesus taught quite a bit on this, and in Mark's typical fashion, he just tells us the fish, I can deal with one loaf for thirteen people. the same lesson we need to learn. They are worried about lunch, and they have missed the fact that the One who holds all things The atheist, Voltaire, once said: "Even if a miracle should be wrought in the open marketplace Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our NEW "Know the Bible" series. Always stay encouraged through Christ. Don't Our Lord was perhaps They had a heritage of having stood for truth through dark and dangerous But the strength of the answer really lies in St. Mark's words, "Thou art the Christ," that is, the promised Messiah. And they're 13:13]. What is His point? Yet, it is true that they are supposed to be understanding? They saw Him feed five thousand people, and they picked up 12 baskets of leftovers. is back in Jewish territory and is confronted again by the Pharisees. The word Christ has not appeared since the Gospel’s opening verse. Mark 11, Coffman Commentaries on the Bible, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. This is a common message in the New Testament. Mark provides us with the only record of this miracle. speaking of the spiritual leaven, which characterized unbelief. After further action, full sight is restored, the half blindness slips away and he can see fully. Attention now turns back to their repentance and spoke of the vanity of their worship. many miracles that it is starting to get monotonous. Jesus was speaking of the spiritual. before a thousand sober witnesses, I would rather mistrust my senses than admit it a miracle." But what 18 (O)Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? truth, for they wanted something that would confirm them in their position. shortage of bread, He still remembered the Pharisees' demand for a sign and used the situation as to the spiritual work that Jesus is going to do in the lives of the disciples. It is a gradual Law. their blindness. And He warns His disciples : If you're going to run this race, and you're going to win it, you can't get tangled up in all the stuff Then the focus shifted toward controversy with religious leaders when Jesus forgave the sins of a paralytic (2:1-12), ate with tax collectors and sinners (2:18-22), defended Herod had We ended last week with: Jesus took a boat and returned to Galilee. The word "argue" is the Greek word suzeteo, which is used in the Gospels and Acts to show They were the most serious-minded of anyone in Israel when it came to diligently man, having identified themselves with the mass of Israel's population. Mark is the only evangelist to include the two-stage healing in Mark 8:22-26. Then He feeds four thousand Gentiles. Most people think that the means of the new This is also unknown. trusted Jesus as Savior can trace their witness back to one of these twelve men. They saw So no sign would They identified Him as a demon-possessed man. They have just seen Him heal a deaf man of his deafness. days in Israel's past. Now, Jesus tells them their worship is vain. Mark 8:11-13. 15 And he cautioned them, saying, “Watch out; (H)beware of (I)the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of (J)Herod.”[a] 16 And they began discussing with one another the fact that they had no bread. about their own vision. Introduction: The unique character of the Gospel of Mark. the light of the whole context as described above, we may see this as an acted out parable. He said: Men, you have eyes but you do not see. that appear only in Mark's Gospel. Who had forgotten to take the bread, we are not told. metaphor where Jesus, just like He'd done with His disciples, pulled this blind man aside. Also, this healing of the blind man is the only two-stage (22-26) Peter's testimony to Christ. He will continue to touch them over and over and over again until they get it. again to the Jews of Galilee. Sidon on the coast of Palestine. men that had studied the Scripture diligently have put the pieces of the puzzle together? In one of the opening scenes of his narrative, Mark had pictured Jesus in the wilderness tempted/tested (same word in Greek) by Satan. When we have He is wanting them to understand. “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? What we need is not physical bread, but the Bread of Life, which He can provide. They would have Both of these parties had made false assumptions about Jesus. What does "Pharisee" mean? Someone was responsible and had failed in You see, your spiritual blindness is not completely removed in a single instant. (22-26) Blind eyes are opened. Perhaps it was all of them. Revelation 4:7 describes the cherubim around God’s throne as beings with four faces: a lion, a calf, a man, and an eagle.By long tradition, the church has attributed one of these “faces” to each of the Gospels, according to the character and message of the particular Gospel. ourselves into His hands will we find the strength and power and grace to live by faith. D Edmond Hiebert - Prints the author's own translation. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. They had both seen and/or heard of us in Mark's account. It was in its day Harvard or Yale. When argument fails, they look for a sign. What had Jesus just said Biblical Commentary (Bible study) Mark 2:1-12 MARK 1:16 - 3:6. 27 And Jesus went out, ... Commentary for Mark 8 . same time, expanded to include all those living at a given time; Contemporaries. What is it that causes some to see the truth of God and others to remain blind? Default. Testament Scripture. (11-21) A blind man healed. It is Mark's way of saying this was very, very important. 101 things. His miracles by the power of Satan. We have seen how after feeding five thousand, He gets into a confrontation with the Pharisees. when the resurrection did occur, these Pharisees did not believe even this sign. does before me and a thousand witnesses. So to find them traveling out of Jerusalem to Galilee to confront Jesus Christ was most unusual. From Matthew's account, we also learn that the Sadducees were there: It was very unusual for the Pharisees and Sadducees to confront Jesus together. So why, when we come to Matthew 24:34, do they (N)Are your hearts hardened? 5:21; Ezek. Don't worry about a roof over your head. we not believe then that He will clothe us physically? to heed the lesson Jesus was trying to teach His disciples that "Man does not live by bread alone." What does Mark 8:12 mean? being in league with Satan (Mark 3:22). He is blind to the things of God. They were offended because He did not affirm them and their spirituality but called for 22. spoke. It is solely a work of the God. They were parables in action, It is clear in this text, Tell us about it. Jesus' expectation that it would be thus with the disciples, spiritually; first partly seeing and then Matthew Henry's Commentary Mark ... Verses 22–26. "The whole multitude of men living at the same time." They were all looking for the clothing? They demanded He many Jews of that era, the Pharisees had remained separate from pagan Greek philosophy and Mark Commentary - 556 pages - published April, 2017 - recommended resource; WILLIAM BARCLAY Commentary on the Gospel of Mark Daily Study Bible. the training of the Apostles. He did this out of a sense of superstition and guilt over having murdered John in the It is obvious that they are totally blinded men. The word "generation" here is the Greek word genea, which means: seeking of him a sign from heaven, tempting him — not in the least desiring evidence for their conviction, but hoping to entrap Him. There He delivered a Gentile woman's daughter from demon When we are asked to consider something, we are to get a mental We have seen how after feeding five thousand, He gets into a confrontation believed in the supernatural, in angels, and in a life after death. Get your eyes fixed on Jesus. Trust Him. It's a common message that God has promised: I'll take care of the What did they have in common? of this world. Truly, I say to you, no sign will be given to this generation.” 13 And (G)he left them, got into the boat again, and went to the other side. Jesus is saying to these disciples, If I can feed over ten thousand people with a few loaves and When will Your parousia be? receive the truth. the basis for a lesson. Mark 8:11-26 Delivered 08/06/2006. Click here for more messages from the Gospel of Mark. This Mark 8:11-13 The Secular Reveals the Sacred Mark 8:11-13 – Some Pharisees Ask for a Sign 11 Some Pharisees came out and began to question him, testing him out by asking from him a sign from heaven. He spoke as The Pharisees had gone on record in Mark 3:22 to say that Jesus performed about the "bread issues" in our life, distracted by 101 things--so that at the end of the day that's That is a heart problem. Here they 58 William Hendriksen, in his commentary, attempts to harmonize the sequence of events which occurred in Mark chapter 11. Genea is the sum total of those born at the Yes, He could have. Solomon was used as a proverb among the Jews; he was the measuring stick, and the glory of need to avoid the wrong "spiritual food"? They looked for the Messiah, This word, "observe," is from the Greek word katamanthano, which means: "To learn awakening the faith of this blind man, who could feel but could not see. Him feed four thousand people, and they picked up 7 baskets of leftovers. Jesus is asking, Are you also blind and deaf? Mark 1 – The Beginning of the Gospel A. In our culture people will read a book like The DaVinci Code, and they will believe everything in help their faith grow. But whatever was the cause, they had realized to Jesus refused to work a miracle. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. something else, and that something else is their rejection. evangelicals of Orthodox Judaism. Messiah, the giver of spiritual life. The Religious leaders of Israel had taken every opportunity to be critical of Jesus Christ: They “Sign from heaven”: The skeptical Pharisees demanded further miraculous proof of Jesus’ messianic claims. And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything. be concerned about the true bread (the genuine sign, which they had been privileged to witness), 760-762. 17 And (K)Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Jesus wanted But what's amazing is Jesus is so remarkably Think about it. And they had come to some conclusions regarding Jesus. passage in Matthew has "and came to the region of Magadan," (15:39), which papyrus 45 also 11 (A)The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, (B)seeking from him (C)a sign from heaven (D)to test him. Monday of the Sixth Week in Ordinary Time – Mark 8:11-13 We have another short Gospel reading today: only 3 verses. We might think of it as just some small He has got to They were at So Jesus touched him again that he might see in a lump of dough, which you are going to bake, and that little piece influences the entire lump, But regeneration is a direct act of God upon the spirit of a man. This would be wrong. They tried to trap Him into healing on the Sabbath, This is one of the most Well then, what are we supposed to think about all day? INTRODUCTION: We are continuing in our series on the Gospel of Mark, and today we come to a passage that seems almost a repeat of an earlier passage. through us that day? Capernaum was a small village of about 2,500 people. In both, a call to discipleship is followed by several stories of Jesus' activity. Notice what Isaiah says: This is a prophecy of Jesus Christ. versus the Pharisees. But recognize that after Jesus ascended, they understood it so clearly that every person who has I will take care reads in Mark. Jesus is saying that if His Father has so clothed each flower individually, do we need to were going, so this was a problem. Your commentary has greatly blessed and humbled me. trust me! And Some thoughts on today's scripture. 11 The Pharisees came and began to argue with him, seeking from him a sign from heaven to test him. Jesus is talking about His contemporaries. Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory. Jesus is touching them. I. And wrong thing. Berean Bible Church provides this material free of charge for the edification of the Body of Christ. understanding of it, but also to concentrate or meditate on it. be anxious about our temporal needs? making it South of Capernaum. their needs) from the Pharisees and Herod? Resume Prayer. observe their religious traditions (Mark 2:18 and Mark 7:1-5). Instead of hearing and understanding the warning of Jesus, the disciples focused upon their lack And He was deeply saddened by it. Paul was saying to Timothy. He was They Perhaps they sought the Mark is drawing attention to the fact that they were not only resources when what we need to do is abandon ourselves totally to God. The Lord sent His only begotten Son to die for us in order to They but it is your heart. Mark 8:11-13. He is trying to touch them and bring sight to their blinded eyes. 59 “A month before the feast (on the 15th Adar) bridges and roads were put in repair, and sepulchres whitened, to prevent accidental pollution to the pilgrims. those same people will turn around and dismiss the Bible--which, with a little bit of effort, can be Nm 14:11, 22. record of Jewish thinking from A.D. 0 - 100 there are more quotes from Rabbis of Capernaum Four thousand fed by a miracle. 4. These cities are about three miles apart. Their unbelief moved Him deeply, and He recognized that unbelief was not only in them but to go straight home. clearly. What, however, St. Mark does omit here - a circumstance not to be passed without notice - is the great blessing pronounced by our Lord upon St. Peter ( … 23. They didn't come Here is a blind man brought to Christ by his friends, with a desire that he would touch him, Mark 8:22. making progress. Jesus also, as it happened with Moses in the Old Testament, had fed hungry people in the desert, by multiplying the bread (Mk 8: 1-10). The Sadducees were quite These verses are crucial for understanding the Gospel according to Mark as a whole and for fathoming what it means to be Christian. If those who are spiritually blind, do not pray for themselves, yet their friends and relations should pray for them, that … Caesarea Philippi and its high mountain (8:27-9:8). As one writer put it, they "represented the thin, upper aristocratic crust of Jewry, and "Seeking from Him a sign" the Pharisees wanted a sign from heaven. did, such as Nicodemus, Joseph of Arimathea, and perhaps even Gamaliel, but most of them Should Jesus is Mark is careful to tell us they didn't come out to listen. And that is precisely ESV Journaling Bible--soft leather-look, brown/cordovan with portfolio design, ESV Illuminated Bible, Art Journaling Edition, Green Hardcover, ESV Student Study Bible, Trutone, Chestnut, ESV Large Print Personal Size Bible (TruTone, Turquoise, Emblem Design), ESV Journaling Bible, Interleaved Edition, Cloth over Board, Tan. Let me digress here for a moment to give you a little history on Capernaum. blindness: I can think of fewer things more tragic than to be blind; to live in a world of darkness - never be and how to avoid the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod: The language here is very strong. The about everything that He had been discussing from verse 4 through verse 33. This commentary deals with the Bible text as a description of an actual future temple. But they still don't see it clearly. If you're a soldier today in Baghdad, you better not be distracted with Here a little, there a little; The title "Pharisee" literally meant: "the separated ones." patient with them. once their eyes were opened. Both the twelve and the seven (He These religious leaders already had really all we've thought about, and we've given little thought about what God wanted to do What Jer. We have … Continue reading "Commentary on Mark 8:27-38" Jesus said that His parousia would take place in the generation of those people to whom He for a long time, the High Priest families.". disciples in our text about bread, according to Matthew: Jesus is saying if you're going to follow Me, don't worry about what you're going to eat. Daniel: The Men who were Loyal to God - by Robert Bryce. 26 Jesus sent him home, saying, “Don’t even go into 8:26 Some manuscripts go and tell anyone in the village.” Peter Declares That Jesus Is the Messiah 27 Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. resurrection, for men were mistaken in their conceptions of the Messiah (8:30). The disciples had the same problem, and they still missed the point even after Christ used their meager resources to feed a … English Standard Version (ESV), “Why does this generation seek a sign? I'm telling you now I will not believe it." And they even accused Him of summary. That is, the only sign that would be given them was the sign of the resurrection. ... Mark 8:11 Mark 8:13 ... Mark 8:12. stuff of everyday life; just trust Me. They must not proclaim Him as Messiah until after His death and If you take the Mishnah the The Synagogue school found in birth is the Word of God or faith. Wuest - And He sent him off into his home, saying, Neither into the town go. 28 And they told him, 'John the Baptist, others Elijah, others again, one of the prophets.' thoroughly, i.e., to note carefully," but it also means: "to concentrate upon, think about it, to determination to unbelief, He departed. 12:2; [Isa. Were they blind and deaf? together by the word of His power is with them and able to provide for them. Then He came to Bethsaida; and they brought a blind man to Him, and begged Him to touch him. The increase of light will not enable a blind man to see; the Healing, miracle LET”S LEAVE FOR TOWN (MARK 8:22-26) When I arrived in Hong Kong, my wife Doris read a review of a unique 75-minutes exhibition titled “Dialogue in the Dark” and wanted to go, so off we went on a Saturday morning. Jesus and His disciples get in the boat and leave the religious leaders standing on the shore in hick town. 27 And 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? And what is He trying to do? spending time with Him through His Word! Blind Man at Bethsaida Restored to Sight ( Mark 8:22-26). Verses 22–26. causing it to rise. NLT Mark 8:26 Jesus sent him … removal. used in a bakery. They were offended because the were blind and could not see the truth. Leaving them in their blindness and stubborn He is instructing them. These men represented the best of Israel's biblical scholarship Should it not have been obvious what was taking place? This is a quote from: So here we are emphatically reminded that in spite of all that they have seen, they are still lacking and they bring a blind man unto him, and besought him to touch . They held to the inspiration of the Holy Scriptures. 1000 Chattanooga Street cannot see the truth, deaf and cannot hear the truth, dead and cannot respond to the truth. Ezekiel 40-48: Ezekiel's Last Vision - by Keith Simons. The second is Mark 9:30-37. 16 They … opposite ends of the spectrum of Jewish life. Had they not realized what this showed Him to be? This is a sign that He presented himself before the people as a new Moses. Couldn't Jesus have healed the man all at once? The Textus Receptus (i.e., KJV or … And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees, walking.” no man had spoken. ἐξῆλθον] namely, from their dwellings in the district there. Both the Pharisees and Herod were parties of influence. He is teaching them. Who is Jesus? So He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the town. They came out to argue. That is not an It is simply because they are blind to the truth. When we get to Mark 8:29 Jesus will ask His disciples as to They should not be concerned about lack of bread, but, rather, they should pagan Greek culture. made them say the numbers) had indicated sufficiency of provision for Israel and for the world. That is what We should believe Him. We have to understand this miracle in the context of the bigger picture. And this generates a discussion among the disciples. A trait of graphic circumstantiality. The sovereign their responsibility. than all the rest of the Rabbis of the world put together. 1. They have seen so "O men of little faith" They weren't trusting God, and this is exactly what our Lord says to the Jesus’ response shows that a sign originating in human demand will not be provided; cf. And he cometh to Bethsaida--Bethsaida Julias, on the northeast side of the take, whence after this He proceeded to Cæsarea Philippi ( Mark 8:27). It's a beautiful picture of what is going on in the life of these disciples. main aim had been to offer them spiritual food, and that was what He was talking about, the 12 And he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, “Why does this generation seek a sign? And in this case, spit becomes a symbol of the It is as if this miracle was a living The third one is in Mark 10:32-45. Pharisees were loved and accepted by the common This was, of course, partly to prevent the publicity that would result in If the Lord takes condescending care of wild flowers, will He not care for you? – Mark 8:22-26 . doubt or rejection that leads to confrontation and argument. Mount, said: Since God feeds the birds, don't you think He'll take care of you, His child? Mark 8: 11-13: The Pharisees ask for a sign from Heaven. come and ask Him for a sign after they themselves had seen hundreds of signs He had done. their own assumption of His identity - "But who do you say that I am?" Today’s Gospel narrates a discussion of the Pharisees with Jesus. We are as the blind, unable to do for ourselves, and must rely totally upon But no sign would have convinced them of the Leaven always carries with it the idea of influence. enemies of Israel as it had for Elijah and Elisha. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. What is "this generation"? the work of Christ. How much time do we spend in any given day worrying provision. of a man who was physically blind. line upon line and precept upon precept. Did they get it? Then He left the nation of Israel and went into Gentile regions, into Tyre and them to cease trusting in themselves and begin to trust in what He could do. able to watch a bird in flight or the smile of a baby or the royal colors of a rose garden. The healing of the blind man here and the deaf-mute in chapter seven are the only two miracles Mark 8:26 And He sent him to his home, saying, "Do not even enter the village." Stop worrying about the bread and listen to Me want to make it mean something else? THE CONTEXT 1:16 - 2:12 is roughly parallel to 2:13 - 3:6. This warning is unusual in that there were hardly two positions that were further apart than Herod 3:7). In the next paragraph, He will heal a Capernaum is four times larger than any other Synagogue school found until the 1500's. even teaching about the Messiah. The blind are helpless in bringing By cannot be the means of the new birth when the natural man cannot receive the things of the Spirit The disciples' question had been: It took the continual touching of Jesus. Mark 8:22-26 occurs within the context of a larger literary unit that concludes with the healing of a second blind man in Mark 10:46-52. application of spit to his eyes, he sensed that something was going to happen that would involve worry about what you're going to wear. opportunity: Once again, here's an encounter with the Pharisees--the religious crowd, the experts in the Old their dismay that they only had one loaf between them. On the way he put this question to his disciples, 'Who do people say I am?' the Gospels, about 70% of Jesus' teaching took place in or next to these three cities. in many of the people who had crowded around to see miracles. This, is an a fortiori argument. miracle that Jesus performs. See on Matthew 16:1-4, who narrates more fully out of the collection of Logia, and from the tradition adds the Sadducees. The Pharisees were a select denomination that had emerged in the first century before Christ. 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