1 Peter 5:4 "And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away."
Day 130 – Mark 6
“And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that does not fade away.” 1 Peter 5:4
THE LOSS SUFFERED
What loss did Nazareth suffer when Jesus was so foolishly rejected? Let us ponder this solemn text.
“Now He could do no mighty work there,
except that He laid hands on a few sick people
and healed them.”
1. How Jesus usually performed miracles
a) In conjunction with the exercise of faith.
b) The preferred model
i) Jesus wanted people to exercise their faith.
ii) Each time He saw faith displayed He would commend.
iii) He would grant special requests when they were asked in faith.
c) The power of Jesus is NOT limited by lack of faith.
i) The power of Jesus is directly linked to that of His Father.
ii) There is no limit to God’s power.
2. The healing of some at Nazareth
a) Jesus healed some at Nazareth.
b) The reason why He did that could be traced to His great compassion.
3. “No mighty work there”
In comparison and contrast between Capernaum (Cf. Mark 2-3) and Nazareth (Mark 6), the following observations may be made:-