The Feeding of the 5000 What sort of miracle is it going to be? What will it tell us about Jesus? Watch the video. Compare with Mk 6:30-44 Identify differences & similarities between the video and the text. Answer the questions about the miracle according to your gospel: 1. Where was Jesus and with who? 2. What was the problem? 3. Why did the disciples reject Jesus’ suggestion that they go and buy food? 4. What did Jesus ask them next? What was their answer? 5. What did Jesus tell them to do then? 6. What did Jesus himself do? 7. What was the result? **Why do you think Jesus first suggested to the disciples to buy food? Is the story of feeding the 5000 just a flashy miracle? What is it saying? Bullet point 3 things. Symbol of the joy in Kingdom of God, all needs met by God. A physical and spiritual banquet. What does the story of Feeding 5000 tell us? Copy the diagram, and explain each point. Jesus the teacher Symbol of the Eucharist Jesus is not irritated by the crowd but takes pity on them as they are desperate for guidance - he “feeds” them on his teaching. Jesus as the miracle worker (&symbolism) The Miracle of feeding the 5000 shows… The Messianic Banquet Jesus is the Messiah Jesus is the New Moses •People felt like an army grouped in 50’s/ 100’s following their leader •Just like Moses – when the people were hungry in the desert, Moses prayed to God & God sent manna (like flour) from heaven Shepherd of a caring for sheep is image of the coming Messiah just like the Eucharist - Jesus takes, blesses, breaks & hands out Jesus’ body feeds, strengthens & satisfies us spiritually. • Jesus recognised & responded to physical needs. A huge crowd was fed by little food. Is the story of feeding the 5000 just a flashy miracle? What is it saying? What can you remember? Which points are most important? The New Moses? How is Jesus similar to Moses? What difference did it make if Jesus was seen as the new Moses? Jesus takes, blesses, breaks & hands out food it feeds, strengthens & satisfies the people, just like the Eucharist feeds, strengthens & satisifies us spiritually by Jesus’ body. Symbol of the Eucharist Symbol of the joy in Kingdom of God, all needs met by God. A physical and spiritual banquet. The Messianic Banquet Jesus takes pity on crowd (not irritated by them) as they are desperate for guidance - he teaches them for many hours. He “feeds” them on his teachingthey are hungry for truth. Jesus the teacher Jesus as the miracle worker (&symbolism) The Miracle of feeding the 5000 shows… Jesus is the awaited Messiah Jesus as the New Moses Shepherd caring for sheep is image of the coming Messiah Importance of the Story • Jesus recognised & responded to physical needs. A huge crowd was fed by little food. •5 loaves 2 fish ( 5 books of Moses, 2 tablets of 10Cs) • People felt like an army in 50’s/ 100’s following a leader •After leaving Egypt, Moses prayed to God for food – God sent manna from heaven every day, (except Sunday).