Service: July 8, 2018

Service Details

Season: Ordinary Time
Week: Seventh Sunday After Pentecost
Title: Recognize, Part 1: Seeing Past Familiarity


Speaker: Dave Everson
This month we're studying Mark 6—a series of short vignettes that are packed with revelations of WHO Jesus is. At the same time, the people around Jesus fail to fully recognize him. We're looking at the things that get in the way, specifically familiarity, shame, fatigue, and scarcity.

This week, we ask, what kind of home we would offer Jesus. Mark 6 opens with Jesus' arrival in Nazareth, the town where he grew up. In every other place he's visited, Jesus has astounded people and drawn huge crowds. But in Nazareth, Jesus marvels at the unbelief of his former friends and neighbors, and his impact there is extremely limited.

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