Pastor Tim Romero

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Mark 6:3-4

Mark 6:3–4 (ESV): "3 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. 4 And Jesus said to them, "A prophet is not without honor, except in his hometown and among his relatives and in his own household." 

Not everybody who knew you before you came to Christ will believe the redeeming power of the blood of Jesus is real no matter how radical the conversion might be. Those that are closest to us are some of the most unbelieving. Don't let that discourage you, even Jesus dealt with that.

After Jesus had done many miracles before the people He went to His hometown in hopes to minister to those He grew up around. When they heard Him teaching in the synagogue they were astonished at His wisdom but offended by His message. Jesus taught with authority. They then doubted Him because of their familiarity with Him and Jesus couldn't do many works there because of their unbelief.

A prophet is still not without honor except in his own hometown and amongst his relatives and own household. It's crazy how familiarity trumps reality. You can be a completely different person and yet those who are familiar with you might never see you as such. Don't stop working at witnessing there but at the same time don't spend all your time there either. Be sensitive to the Spirit and know when it's time to move on. Amen?

Father, we thank You for changing our lives with the Gospel and making us new. Give us wisdom when ministering to those most familiar with us for they can be the most unbelieving. Help us to know when to move on and not be discouraged by the response we pray in Jesus' name, amen.
Mark 6:45-46
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