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MARK: JUST JESUS, The Face of Rejection - Dr. Jim Bradford, May 21, 2023

MARK: JUST JESUS, The Face of Rejection - Dr. Jim Bradford, May 21, 2023

MARK: JUST JESUS, The Face of Rejection - Dr. Jim Bradford, May 21, 2023

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Central Assembly

1301 N Boonville Ave, Springfield, MO 65802, USA

Sunday 9:00 AM

Sunday 10:45 AM

WE FEEL THE PAIN . . .

* People who can't see past what we were
Mark 6:3a
"Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?”
WE FEEL THE PAIN . . .

* People who can't see past what we were

* People who want to control what we are becoming
Mark 6:3b-4
…And they took offense at him. Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.”
WE FEEL THE PAIN . . .

* People who can't see past what we were

* People who want to control what we are becoming

* People who make decisions that we can't control
Mark 6:5-6a
He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. He was amazed at their lack of faith.
SO WHAT DID JESUS DO?

> He stayed focused on loving and reaching people
Rejection: "He was amazed at their lack of faith."

Response: "Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village."
(Mark 6:6)
Corrie Ten Boom, The Hiding Place
"There are two things we can do… We can kill the love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or, Corrie, we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.”
* Jesus didn't grovel

* Jesus didn't manipulate

* Jesus didn't retaliate
SO WHAT DID JESUS DO?

> He stayed committed to the power of partnership
Mark 3:14-15
He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach and to have authority to drive out demons.
Mark 6:6-7
He was amazed at their lack of faith. Then Jesus went around teaching from village to village. Calling the Twelve to him, he began to send them out two by two and gave them authority over impure spirits.
* Who shares your heart for Jesus?
* Who energizes your spiritual passion?
* Who knows how to pray for you?
* Who could you serve with?
* Who could you be a leader to?
Isaiah 61:1
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.

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