The feeding of the 5,000 (6:1-15)

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  • The feeding of the 5,000 (6:1-15)
    • mountainside in galilee
    • At the time of the Passover
    • Great teaching and sermon on the mount from this place.
    • showed Jesus to be the new Moses
      • Like moses jesus fed his people
    • "forerunner of the messianic banquet"
    • 12 baskets symbolic of the 12 tribes of Israel
    • This reflects the Jewish custom of giving thanks for the unleavened bread at Passover and the Christian Eucharist when the bread represents Christ’s body on the cross
    • Replacement theology idea ... for everyone not just the jews
    • "the blind will see and the lame will leap like a deer" (Isaiah 35)
    • the people wanted a "king like David" who would free them from their oppressors
    • Reveals jesus is the messiah as he gives the bread of God to the people
    • Like in the exodus story Jesus is always working despite not being asked to.


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