Mark 6 Devotional Commentary

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Mark 6:2

Jesus was Servant of all and He went about doing good. However, when He came to visit His hometown of Nazareth, He was rejected by both the townsfolk and his own family members. He came to His own people to set up the promised kingdom of God, but His own people rejected Him and the townsfolk of Nazareth gave Him little or no respect.

The Lord had just returned from the country of the Gadarenes, on the eastern side of the read more...

Mark 6:3

Jesus was a Man that went about doing good, but those who knew Him as a young lad in the little village of Nazareth, were unable to accept Him and His teachings. They rejected the Lord of life Who was the Word made flesh and the Messiah of God.

It is said, 'familiarity breeds contempt', and the people of Nazareth were so biased against Jesus that He could not do many mighty miracles there, because of their unbelief. How true is read more...

Mark 6:4

The ministry of Jesus began to widen as news of His amazing miracles and healings began to be spread abroad. Although He was resisted by the scribes and Pharisees in Judah, He received a more positive reception around the Galilee. As time passed however, hostility towards the Lord Jesus started to develop and increasingly His message and ministry was rejected, causing Him to begin teaching His faithful followers through parables.


Mark 6:5

Rejection is never a pleasant experience, but in Mark 6 we read that it was Jesus Who had to face being rejected, rebuffed, and ridiculed, by the people in his hometown of Nazareth. Although Jesus was born in Bethlehem, He was brought up in the little village of Nazareth, where he worked with his father, Joseph, as a carpenter. However, at about the age of 30, He relocated to Capernaum by the Sea of Galilee, and became an itinerant Rabbi.


Mark 6:30

What a touching scene we have here. Jesus had sent His twelve apostles out with a special commission to preach repentance to the lost sheep of the house of Israel, and had given them apostolic authority and divine ability to "drive out many demons, anoint many sick people with oil, and heal them."

The apostles were no doubt flushed with excitement at the success of their ministry and weary from their exhausting read more...

Mark 6:31

The responsibilities, busyness, stresses, and strains of simply living, can cause each of us to neglect what is important and have a lasting effect on what we consider to be immediately urgent and vital. Even the duties and tasks to which God has called us can be placed higher on our daily agenda than those things that are vital to our spiritual well-being - taking time to be alone with the Lord.

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