Understanding Loaves

Talk 6 of 16 in the series Mark Convention 2008. These talks were delivered on 2 occasions across Australia Day and Queens Birthday Public Holidays. They cover the whole of the Gospel of Mark.

We apologise that the video file has incorrectly had the Cathedral Bible Study introduction sequence added at the start, however the video itself is correct and from the above context.

The next talk in the series is Cleanliness and Godliness


  1. Pity the disciples
    • understanding loaves
    • problem of miracles
  2. Morality tales
    • prophet without honour
    • the urgent business
    • prophet with spine
    • politicians!
    • example of Jesus
    • the storms of life
  3. Why camel’s hair?
    • who is John?
    • what is his task?
  4. John’s death
    • Herod and Pilate (6:20, 15:5, 14)
    • Herodias and Jews (6:19, 15:10)
    • yielding to pressure (6:26, 15:15)
    • buried by disciples (6:29, 15:46, 47)
    • a pointer? (9:11 – 13)
  5. The unpopular Jesus
    • troubled
    • rejected
    • distorted
  6. The popular Jesus
    • who?
    • what?
  7. The disciples’ Jesus
    • sharing
    • caring
    • puzzling
  8. Mark’s Jesus
    • after Elijah
    • bread in wilderness
    • on the waves of the sea . . . I am He
    • understanding loaves
  9. The naked truth
    • miracles miss the mark
    • Jesus
    • the blindness of unbelief

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