Grace Family Bible Church

Mark 8:22-26

This chart is from a message by Pastor Scott Morton on this topic.


The Miracle itself

Immediate context for the disciples

Long term context of the doctrine taught

1st portion: Person partially healed, sees men as trees

Did not have full understanding of what was going on, even though they were eye witnesses of these miracles (Mark8:21).

In Christ's 1st coming (the earthly ministry, not everyone knew who He was. In fact, there were those that were actively trying to stop him (example: Luke 11:50-54).

2nd portion: Person is completely healed and sees fully

The disciples end up with a full understanding of what was going on after the resurrection of Jesus Christ and their eyes are opened (Luke 24:44-45).

Related to the 2nd coming, everyone will recognize that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Even if they are in unbelief, they will realize this (examples: Philippians 2:9-11, Isaiah 45:23).