Mark 8

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Now those who had eaten were about four thousand. And He sent them away, immediately got into the boat with His disciples, and came to the region of Dalmanutha.

– Mark 8:9-10

So much of what is done in modern, western Christianity is centered around getting a crowd. And yet on several occasions, in the Gospels, Jesus sent the crowds away. He’d just fed 4,000 individuals. They’d followed Him out into the middle of nowhere. And then He sends them away.

Cleary Jesus wasn’t looking for a crowd. And as a result there are now more than 2 billion who call Him Lord.

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