SERMON NOTES (click arrow to the right to open)
Let Jesus be Jesus. Keep your heart, hands, eyes, and ears open and seeking, and have faith that He can do all things.
Jesus grew up in Nazareth - a small place, nothing special. Remember John 1:46, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?”
He comes back to Nazareth in Matthew 13, after being baptized, performing miracles, and gathering disciples.
The people of Nazarath are asking the right questions but to the wrong person (each other) and for the wrong reasons (envy + unbelief).
The Nazareth Mentality…
doesn’t look to wisdom (asked each other when they should ask Jesus)
doesn’t remember God’s work (he often uses the ordinary for extraordinary purposes)
doesn’t recall God’s Word (a virgin will give birth to a savior)
What does Nazareth Mentality reveal in us?
our eyes are blinded by our own perspective
our heart is fast to take offense
our ears dismiss what we don’t have faith to believe
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