Mark: On Being Misunderstood... Yet Pressing Forward

Mark describes Jesus' return to his hometown. Jesus had a complicated relationship with His earthly family... and He said we would too. How did Jesus relate to them and how should we?

Mark 6:1-6,3:20,3:31-33,1:21-22,5:42
1 Thessalonians 4:11-12
Isaiah 53:2
John 7:1-5
1 Peter 4:3-5
Matthew 10:16-17,10:21-22,10:32-39

Sermon discussion questions for parents to use with their children:

  • Why is a prophet without honor only in his or her family?

  • What makes the relationship with one's family complicated for the Christian?

  • How did Jesus warn us of this?

  • How did Jesus experience this in His own life?

  • How are we suppose to treat our families?

  • When must we go on without them, or stop and have them go on without us?