Tag: Gospels

The Multiplication of the Loaves (John 6:1-15)

The Multiplication of the Loaves (John 6:1-15)

The miracle of the loaves and fishes, often referred to as the ‘Feeding of the 5,000’ is found in all four of the gospels. (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:31-44; Luke 9:12-17; John 6:1-15) In the story, Christ borrowed some loaves and fishes from a little boy, blessed and broke them, and then miraculously used them to … Continue reading The Multiplication of the Loaves (John 6:1-15)

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The Resurrection of the Messiah (Psalm 16:8-11)

The Resurrection of the Messiah (Psalm 16:8-11)

In his preaching to the crowds, St Peter interpreted Psalm 16 as a prophecy that Christ (in Hebrew, Messiah) would rise from the dead. After quoting the Psalm, he said: "David spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, saying, “He was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh experience corruption.” (Acts 2:22-31) St Paul referred to the Psalm in a similar … Continue reading The Resurrection of the Messiah (Psalm 16:8-11)

Christ appears to St Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18)

Christ appears to St Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18)

After rising from the dead, the first person Christ appeared to was his close friend, St Mary Magdalene. Their meeting took place in a garden near where he was crucified, outside the tomb where Christ had been buried. In her grief - and only half paying attention - Mary initially mistook Christ as the gardener … Continue reading Christ appears to St Mary Magdalene (John 20:11-18)