March 12, 2023

The Way of Rejection

Text: Mark 6:1-30
Rev. John Downs

They say that familiarity breeds contempt. Today’s text would support that sentiment as we see rejection directed toward Jesus, his followers and his forerunner. The sources include his own family, in the towns and from the secular king. But far from being an anomaly in God’s plan, in fulfillment of the prophecy of Isaiah 53, it was God’s will that Jesus our Messiah would be rejected by men in order to save his people.