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GOSPEL OF MARK NT352

FALL 2016
Jesus is Rejected
Mark 6:1-29

JESUS IS REJECTED AT 

NAZARETH 1-6
• His Hometown and Trade 1-3



His hometown from childhood – Nazareth, not Capernaum
Wisdom and mighty works – undeniable yet this clashes with their perception of him
They knew Jesus as “the carpenter and the son of one” (Mt 13:55)
They knew Jesus as “the son of Mary” with these other brothers and sisters

His home town
of Nazareth is
quite a
distance from
his ministry
base in
Capernaum

JESUS IS REJECTED AT 

NAZARETH 1-6
• His People’s Unbelief 4-6
• Those nearest to him had the least faith (until resurrection)
• How can Jesus, the Son of God, be “unable to do a mighty work” anywhere?
• Jesus Marveled at their unbelief – he marveled only twice in New Testament:
• Faith of centurion – where one would not expect faith (Matt 8:10)
• Lack of faith in Nazareth – where one would expect it! (Mk 6:6)

JESUS SENDS OUT THE 

TWELVE DISCIPLES 7-13
• He Instructed Them and Sent Them 7-11
• After a time with the teacher they must step out in faith for hands on experience
• He sent them in teams of two – what are the reasons he did it this way?
• In accordance with the law to establish a truth (Deut 19:15; Mt 18:16)
• Ministry and the Christian walk is not a “do it yourself” solo experience

• He gave them authority for the mission and then limited their personal resources

JESUS SENDS OUT THE 

TWELVE DISCIPLES 7-13
• The Disciples Preached and Delivered and Healed 12-13



They preached that people should repent – notice this was first in order
They cast out demons – spiritual emancipation is part of the gospel – freedom!
They anointed the sick with oil – not a formality but a medicinal practice
They healed them - above and beyond anointing with oil = immediate change

JOHN THE BAPTIST IS 

BEHEADED 14-29
• Various Ideas of who Jesus was 14-16
• The news of Jesus and His ministry and the work of His team became well known

JOHN THE BAPTIST IS 

BEHEADED 14-29
• Mark Recounts John’s Death 21-29
• Strange but true, Herod used to visit and listen to John gladly while in prison
• Herodias, NOT Herod, resented John for fear of losing her royal position – note:
• Herodias was first the wife of Herod’s half-brother Phillip = sister-in-law!
• She was ALSO the daughter of Herod’s other half-brother Aristobulus = niece!
• This is Herod Antipas son of Herod the Great who ordered death of children
• Herod in pride makes a foolish promise – people act foolishly when intoxicated
• Herod chose public opinion and to save his self image over doing what is right

GOSPEL OF MARK NT352
FALL 2016
Jesus is Rejected
Mark 6:1-29