Preacher: Alan Cameron
Verses: Mark 6:30-56
Mark describes two banquets in chapter six. One was held in a fortress-palace, the other in the rolling hills of Galilee. One led to the death of John the Baptist, the other to the feeding of five thousand. The hosts were poles apart. Herod was prompted by self-serving power, Jesus by compassion and care.
The feeding of the five thousand is recorded in all four gospels, indicative of its importance.