His Own Country (Mark 6:1-13)

His Own Country (Mark 6:1-13)

Mark 6:1-13

I. Gossiping about God (6:1-3)

    A. Because He was known to them, “His own country” was astonished by Him, resulting in a judgmental attitude (James 2:1-7)
    B. Because He was known to them, “His own country” was offended at Him, resulting in jealousy, selfish ambition, envy (1 Corinthians 12:4-11)

II. Their gossip hindered their faith (6:4-6)

    A. Jesus received no honor from “His own country” (Mark 2:6-7, 16; 3:23, 24, 6)
    B. Jesus was prevented from performing miracles because of their unbelief
    C. The lack of faith in “His own country” made Jesus marvel (cf. Matthew 8:5-10)

III. The apostles sent out (6:7-13)

    A. They were not to worry about physical needs but depend on others for support (1 Corinthians 9:14)
    B. When rejected, they were to “shake off the dust under your feet” (Acts 13:42-46, 51; Matthew 7:6)
    C. They delivered a message of repentance (Mark 1:4, 15; 2:17)

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