"And He went out from thence, and came into his own country; and his disciples follow Him, And when the sabbath day was come, he began to teach in the synagogue; and many hearing him were astonished, saying from whence hath this man these things? and what wisdom is this which is given unto him, that even these mighty works are wrought by His hands Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary? the brother of James? and Joses and Judas and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at Him. But Jesus said unto them, a prophet is not without honour,but in his own country, and among his own kin, and in his own house. And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them, And he marveled because of their unbelief"
1. What was the attitude towards Jesus from the people in his own country?
2.What did they try to strip Jesus of?
3.Rather than use their faith, what did they choose to do?
4.What was the result of their lack of faith?
5. How did that limit what Jesus could do?
6. We think of God as all powerful, and HE IS, but obviously we have our part in what He can do. He could there do no mighty work.
Our part is to believe, and then let Gods power flow mightily, not a little bit, here and there.
Rather than exercise their faith, and grow up, the people chose to strip Jesus of His deity. They were offended at Him and said ,is this not Jesus son of Joseph? making him into a mere man. They attempted to nibble Jesus down to their own size, if they believed, they might have to look at themselves and repent, so this was easier. They forsook the unsurpassing knowledge of Christ and instead had their own righteousness. Nazareth saw more of Jesus than any other place, yet profited less than anyone, ever in all of Israel. Their unbelief did not limit His power, but it kept them from bringing the sick to be healed and prevented them from seeing a greater revival of God's will and power. They could have scheduled a healing service by faith, and God's power thru Jesus would have manifest and done a mighty work, instead only a few were healed by Jesus.