In this passage, we reach a watershed moment in Mark’s gospel. The story of the blind man illustrated a more essential point: the disciples were blind to the identity of Jesus. They would need divine revelation from God to fully understand who Christ really was.
When we consider communion, we shouldn’t think of it simply as a commemoration of Jesus’ death, but actually as a communion with Jesus who did die, but was also raised from the dead, and who is present by the Holy Spirit. Communion is the opportunity that we have to actually commune with Christ… and we can also commune with those who are in Christ.
When you read Scripture, do you understand what you read? Or do you miss the underlying point? Just as Christ used the feeding of the 5,000 to reveal something deeper to the crowd- namely, his divinity- perhaps we too need to see Scripture through God’s interpretive lens.
Wise coaches don’t take anything for granted; instead, they know that it is critical for their teams to understand the basics. Similarly, Jesus focused his attention on teaching his disciples the key themes of his ministry. In this Easter Sunday message, Alistair Begg unpacks the lesson of undeserved forgiveness and the good news of new life that Jesus drove home to the apostle Peter.