Friday, September 23, 2011

They Were Offended At Him


Matthew 13:53-58

The people of Nazareth were astonished at the wisdom of the Lord Jesus Christ when He taught in their synagogue.

They had heard of His mighty works but they despised Him.

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They asked, “Is not this carpenter’s son?”

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They did not understand how someone from a humble family could have such wisdom and power.

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He had lived a sinless and perfect life among them for 30 years, but they still rejected Him.

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Jesus reminded them that a prophet is not accepted in his own country or by his own relatives.

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The same mistake is made by many today who see the Lord Jesus Christ as just a man.

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They refuse to accept the teaching of the Word of God that He was not Joseph’s son in a literal sense but was conceived through the Holy Spirit.

They do not believe that He is the Almighty Son of God, co-equal with the Father and the Holy Spirit and that in Him dwells al the fullness of the Godhead bodily.

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They were offended at Him.

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The Lord Jesus Christ did some mighty works at Nazareth, but not many, because of their unbelief.

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Satan blinds sinful men to the greatness of the Lord Jesus Christ.

People are still offended by our message that the Lord Jesus Christ humbled Himself and died on the cross to save sinners.

The preaching of ‘Christ crucified’ is a ‘stumbling-block’.

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We too were blind in our minds, but the Lord Jesus Christ has enlightened us.

We should be eternally grateful for all that He has done for us!

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