Storms of Correction or Storms of Perfection

Tonight at small group we discussed the rejection Jesus faced with his own home town in Mark 6:1-6: 

1Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.

   “Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him, that he even does miracles! 3Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.

 4Jesus said to them, “Only in his hometown, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” 5He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6And he was amazed at their lack of faith.

The questions were, “How do you think this made Jesus feel?” and “How do you think his followers (disciples, etc.) felt by the reception of his home town?”

Sometimes we will have to face rejection the same as Jesus.  There is no promise of a life of ease.  occasionally there are storms of correction or storms of perfection.  Either we have disobeyed and must learn to correct in the storm we are living or we have obeyed and God will care for us through the storm that HE brought us to in order to grow us.

Typically, He is growing us for some other purpose for our lives. 

Good Stuff…kind of feeling this one.

Next week “Confronting Traditionalism.”  Oh…boy….


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