The Wisdom of Jesus

(Mark 6:1-6; 7/19/20; Dr. Baines, Jr.)

Introduction: A key idea in today’s material is that Jesus did what He could, despite the unbelief of others. Prayerfully, we will be challenged to do what we can, despite the unbelief of others

Summary Highlights: In vs. 1, Jesus leaves the Sea of Galilee. He went to His hometown of Nazareth. His disciples were with Him.

In vss. 2-3, Jesus was teaching in the synagogue on the Sabbath. The people were amazed. They wondered from where Jesus got so much wisdom and the ability to perform such miracles. They mentioned His parents and siblings. They took offense at Him.

In vss. 4-6, Jesus talked about how the prophet is only without honor in His hometown and among His family. Jesus could not do many miracles. But He did a few. Jesus was amazed at their lack of faith. But He also kept moving to the next villages to teach.

Applications:

1. Teaching churches. Notice in vs. 2 that Jesus was a part of a teaching synagogue. .....Let’s work on being parts of teaching churches.

2. Offense. Notice in vss. 2-3 that the people took offense at Jesus and/or His ministry. .....Let’s be mindful of offense caused by a lack of understanding.

3. Hometown ministry. Notice in vs. 4 that Jesus taught about how prophets are essentially rejected in their hometowns. O. Let’s work on being more accepting of hometown ministers, while bracing for our own rejection.

4. A few miracles. Notice in vs. 5 that Jesus was met with unbelief and ended up only doing a few miracles. .....Let’s work on being faithful over a few things and trusting God to provide the increase.

5. Going and serving. Notice in vs. 6 that even though Jesus was amazed at their unbelief, He kept ministering as the Father directed Him. .....Let’s work on being faithful in going and serving where directed.


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