Yummy, Yummy, Yummy – God Serves Up a Feast of Deliverance
A Heretic’s Guide to the Bible Bonus
Readings from Beyond the Lectionary by David Ackerman for Easter 5: April 28, 2013
Bible Cliff’s Notes
Mark 8:1-10: Jesus feeds a crowd of about four thousand people, starting with only seven loaves of bread and a few small fish. After sharing the meal, they take away seven baskets full of the leftover pieces.
2 Samuel 9:1-13a – Mephibosheth is a young man who had a debilitating injury in his feet when he was a child. He is the grandson of King Saul, whom David just defeated in battle. Mephibosheth is brought before David and begs for mercy. David welcomes him to his table and treats him like one of his own sons.
Psalm 68:17-20 – These verses talk about the glory of God. They say that God is a saving God who delivers people from death.
Revelation 19:1-10 – John of Patmos describes a vision where he sees a huge crowd of people praising God. They shout about how it’s time for the marriage celebration of the Lamb (a description of the union between Jesus and his followers) and an angel says that those who are invited to the marriage supper are blessed. There are some confusing images here, and we’ll unpack these in a bit.
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