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Mark tells two stories in one—a “present-time” story and a “flashback.” The “present-time” story recounts Herod hearing about Jesus and deciding he must be John the Baptist raised from the dead. The "flashback" is the story of the Herod's order to have John the Baptist beheaded. (Mark 6:14-29)

    References:

  • 2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
  • Psalm 24 (UMH 755)
  • Ephesians 1:3-14
  • Mark 6:14-29

    References:

  • 2 Samuel 7:1-14a
  • Psalm 89:20-37 (UMH 807)
  • Ephesians 2:11-22
  • Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

John's version of the feeding of the 5000 and Jesus walking on the water to meet the disciples as they row in vain against wind and waves. (John 6:1-21)

    References:

  • 2 Samuel 11:1-15
  • Psalm 14 (UMH 746)
  • Ephesians 3:14-21
  • John 6:1-21

    References:

  • 2 Samuel 11:26 - 12:13a
  • Psalm 51:1-12 (UMH 785)
  • Ephesians 4:1-16
  • John 6:24-35

    References:

  • 2 Samuel 18:5-9, 15, 31-33
  • Psalm 130 (UMH 848)
  • Ephesians 4:25-5:2
  • John 6:35, 41-51

    References:

  • 1 Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14
  • Psalm 111 (UMH 832)
  • Ephesians 5:15-20
  • John 6:51-58