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For this morning, as we come to the sixth chapter of Mark, we come to a very familiar experience in the life of our Lord, one that is known to anybody who has ever been in Sunday School or the church, it is the account of the feeding of the five thousand as it is known and we're going to look at that, but perhaps introduce you to some unfamiliar aspects of it.

Let's begin reading at verse 30...verse 30, pick up the story in Mark 6. "The Apostles gathered together with Jesus and they reported to Him all that they had done and taught. And He said to them, 'Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while for there were many people coming and going and they didn't even have time to eat. They went away in the boat to a secluded place by themselves. The people saw them going and many recognized them and ran there together on foot from all the cities and got there ahead of them.

"When Jesus went ashore, He saw a large crowd and He felt compassion for them because they were like sheep without a shepherd and He began to teach them many things. When it was already late, quote late, His disciples came to Him and said, 'This place is desolate and it is already quite late. Send them away so that they may go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy themselves something to eat.' But He answered them, 'You give them something to eat.' And they said to Him, 'Shall we go and spend two hundred denarii on bread and give them something to eat?' And He said to them, 'How many loaves do you have, go look.' And when they found out they said, 'Five and two fish.'...

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John MacArthur is the pastor-teacher of Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California, as well as an author, conference speaker, president of The Master’s College and Seminary, and featured teacher with the Grace to You media ministry...

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