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October 16, 2017

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Reading along with us in Mark? Here’s today’s reading:

Mark 6 (ESV)

He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him. And on the Sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things? What is the wisdom given to him? How are such mighty works done by his hands? Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary and brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him. And Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household.” And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief.

And he went about among the villages teaching.….Continue Reading

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  1. I can only imagine what the apostles must have been thinking in verses 7-13. The amount of faith it took to go out into the world with nothing but a walking stick and the clothes on their backs must have been terrifying, and then for Jesus to be asking them to heal people and cast out demons! Wow the faith it took! They must have felt so unqualified.

  2. Sometimes those who know us best believe us least as is evidenced in Nazareth’s and Jesus’ families rejection of Him. And their lack of faith results in a lack of miracles. Once again revealing the value faith has in moving God.

    And imagine the excitement and hesitation with which the disciples approached being sent out. People were and are much more hospitable to strangers in that area of the world, but it is also clear God is going before them to provide. And to be given divine power to perform miracles and cast out demons was neat and quite a faith builder and further confirmation for them and others that Jesus is who He claimed to be.

    And what a tragic and self serving end to John the Baptist’s life. This world can be an ugly place so we need to be prepared for anything and depend on God and not people or circumstances.

    And the types of miracles Jesus is able to perform just continues to expand. We are six chapters in and just consider the kinds of things He has done. Now add to the list feeding more than 5,000 people and walking on the water…what a Savior! There is nothing we cannot trust Him with…

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