Mark 6

Arlin Sorensen's Thoughts on Scripture

Mark 6 has Jesus back in His hometown teaching and healing a few people.  But those who knew Him were unwilling to accept Him.  “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon”?  They just couldn’t wrap their head around the idea that this young man they had watched grow up right before their eyes was not a great teacher and capable to doing miracles.  It just didn’t compute for them and “they took offense at him”.  It wasn’t merely amazement.  They were unwilling to accept Him and what He did.

Jesus points out a truth that remains in many cases even today.  “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household”.  Change is hard for everyone.  And changing how we see others based…

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