- Verses 1-6. A new development in the work.
Picture the twelve travelling as described here.
What lessons would they themselves learn, and what would be the impact on those who saw and heard them?
- Verses 10-17. What light do these verses throw on the unselfish love of Jesus, and on his concern for both physical and spiritual needs?
Putting yourself in the place of the disciples, what would you have learned from the incident?
- Verses 18-27. Trace the connection between the three sections: verses 18-20; 21, 22; 23-27.
What does this teach us concerning:
(a) the goals that Jesus was out to reach, and
(b) the demands he makes on those who would follow him?