by admin | 10 Feb 2019
To an Israelite, a shepherd was not only a person who cared for animals; the term also applied to rulers, such as kings. God intended those who ruled over his people to act as shepherds: guarding the sheep from attackers, healing the wounded and sick, etc. He expected those who ruled his people to seek their safety, security, and wellbeing. In the text before us, there appears to be a deliberate contrast between two very different shepherds: Herod, a violent and bloodthirsty shepherd (6:14–29), and Jesus, a gentle and loving shepherd (6:30–44). Mark drew this distinction to show the people their need for a Good Shepherd. We have the same need.
Scripture References: Mark 6:30-44
An exposition of the Gospel of Mark by Doug Van Meter.
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|The Redemptive Power of Self-Giving (Mark 10:35–45)||Doug Van Meter||13 Oct 2019||Watch||Listen|
|A Model Disciple (Mark 10:46–52)||Doug Van Meter||20 Oct 2019||Watch||Listen|
|Messianic Expectations (Mark 11:1–11)||Doug Van Meter||3 Nov 2019||Watch||Listen|
|Cleaning House (Mark 11:12–26)||Doug Van Meter||10 Nov 2019||Watch||Listen|
|Have Faith in God (Mark 11:20–26)||Doug Van Meter||17 Nov 2019||Watch||Listen|
|The Authority of Jesus (Mark 11:27–33)||Doug Van Meter||19 Jan 2020||Watch||Listen|
|God’s Love for His Vineyard (Mark 12:1–12)||Doug Van Meter||26 Jan 2020||Watch||Listen|
|Both Sides of the Coin (Mark 12:13–17)||Doug Van Meter||2 Feb 2020||Watch||Listen|
|Sad, You See (Mark 12:18–27)||Doug Van Meter||9 Feb 2020||Watch||Listen|