Close…ExpositionWhat do we learn from this incident in the boat?ShareInformationReading ListMark 8:14–21 (ESV)14 Now they had forgotten to bring bread, and they had only one loaf with them in the boat.The events in the boat show us that the disciples have hard hearts that prevent them from understanding who Jesus is. Even though they have spent a lot of time with Jesus, even though they have seen his miracles and heard his teaching, they still do not fully grasp who he really is. The disciples should have remembered how abundantly Jesus had provided for them on two different occasions yet they still did not understand that Jesus’ works pointed to the fact that he was the Messiah and the Lord.1 In this sense, they are like the Pharisees. Their hearts are hard. They are going to need help if they are to come to understand who Jesus really is. The one difference between them and the Pharisees, however, is the fact that the disciples actually want to understand who Jesus is, but the Pharisees do not.