This week we are looking at Mark 6:1-13 where Jesus is rejected even amongst his hometown and so he sends out the Twelve. John and Emma Thurl will be telling us what lockdown has been like for them along with the bible reading. John Hall will be preaching and Kirsty will be leading us in our prayers.
1. Jesus teaches (1-2a)
v2 “…and many who heard him were amazed.”
“The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as teachers of the law.” Mark 1:22
2. Jesus is rejected (2b-6a)
v4 “a prophet without honour”
v6a “he was amazed at their lack of faith”
“He was despised and rejected by men, a man of sorrows and familiar with suffering. Like one from whom men hide their face, he was despised, and we esteemed him not.” Isaiah 53:3
“He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognise him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not recognise him.” John 1: 10-11
3. Jesus teaches and sends out the twelve (6b-13)
v7 with “authority over evil spirits,” and
v12 “to preach that people should repent.”
“This is how you shall eat it: with your belt on your waist, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste” Exodus 12:11
- When can I find myself “offended” by Jesus?
- As a follower of Jesus, what should my priority towards others be?
- Am I willing to be rejected because I believe in Jesus?
- What does “shake the dust off my feet” mean, am I willing to do it, and why?