MARK 6

13 Outlines

 

Mark 6:1-6

A SAD STORY

 

GREAT TEACHING - Vss. 1-2a

Jesus arrived in Nazareth and taught in the Synagogue on the Sabbath day. His teaching was that of the Son of God. It was always great.

 

GREAT TRAVESTY - Vss. 2b-3

The townspeople were offended by Him.

 

GREAT TRUTH - Vs. 4

A prophet does not have honor in his home area.

 

GREAT TRAGEDY - Vss. 5-6

Jesus was limited and surprised by their unbelief. Matthew 13:58

Jesus moved on.

 

 

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Mark 6:1-6

RESTRICTING THE WORK OF GOD

 

It is possible for God's people to restrict His work. Such was the case when Jesus visited His hometown.

 

THE PEOPLE WERE OFFENDED - Vss. 1-3

 

THE POWER WAS LIMITED - Vss. 4-5

 

THE PROPHET (JESUS) WAS AMAZED - Vs. 6

How limited and amazed is Jesus at the unbelief of his own followers today?

 

 

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Mark 6:1-6

REJECTED!

 

One of the greatest negative feelings we will ever experience is that of rejection!

People have been rejected by their spouses, their children, their parents, their friends, their fellow workers, their fellow church members, and a host of others!

The saddest rejection of all is when someone rejects the Lord Jesus!

Jesus is rejected every time a person does not trust Him as their Savior. John 3:17-18, 36

In our text Jesus visits his hometown.  Jesus is rejected!

 

OFFENSE OF THE PEOPLE - Vss. 1-3

OBSERVATION BY JESUS - Vs. 4

OBSTRUCTION OF BLESSING - Vss. 5-6

 

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Mark 6:1-6

FACTS ABOUT UNBELIEF

 

Introduction: The story, as recorded in Vss. 1-4

 

JESUS IS LIMITED - "And he could do no mighty work, save that he laid hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them."

 

JESUS IS AMAZED - "And he marveled because of their unbelief."

 

JESUS MOVES ON - "And he went round about the villages teaching."

 

 

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Mark 6:7-29

VOICES

 

Every day we are "bombarded" with the sound of voices.

Voices we hear come from family, friends, and foes.

There are also voices we hear from within. There is the voice of the Holy Spirit, and yes, the voice of Satan.

We can't avoid hearing voices, but we can avoid obeying to the wrong ones.  A man who listened to and obeyed the wrong voices was King Herod.

 

Introduction: Vss. 7-13 

Jesus commissions the disciples to go and preach.

They are successful.

 

THE VOICE OF CONVICTION - Vss. 14-16, 20

     Herod was convicted by the memory of John. Vss. 14-16

     Herod was convicted by the voice of John. Vs. 20

 

THE VOICE OF CONVENIENCE - Vss. 17-19

     Herod's wife hated John because John stood for righteousness.

     It was convenient for Herod to lock John up to please his wife.

 

THE VOICE OF COMPROMISE Vss. 21-29

     Herod listened to the wrong voice in order to look good in front of

     others. He knew it was wrong, but would not lose face.

 

 

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Mark 6:7-13, 30-32

THE TWELVE

 

COMMISSION OF THE TWELVE - Vss. 7-11

Jesus gave the Apostles authority (power) and sent them out to preach in pairs.

 

CONDUCT OF THE TWELVE - Vss. 12-13

They went

They preached

They cast out demons

They healed through anointing with oil

 

COMMENTARY BY THE TWELVE - Vs. 30

They reported to Jesus what they said and what they did.

 

CONSOLATION OF THE TWELVE - Vss. 31-32

Jesus took them apart for a rest.

 

 

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Mark 6:30-44

COMPASSIONATE JESUS

 

STEERED THE DISCIPLES - Vss. 30-32 - "Come Apart"

SHEPHERDED THE SHEEP - Vss. 33-34

SUPPLIED THE FOOD - Vss. 35-44

 

 

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Mark 6:30-52

LESSONS

 

We are never too old to learn lessons.  I knew a  lady over 70 years old, named Ella, who just delighted when she learned how to do something new, like taking meals to someone else in need, feeding college students, or having over-night guests.

 

In our Spiritual walk with the Lord, it's always good to learn new lessons, or to relearn ones that we might have forgotten.  Here are some lessons for us to apply to our lives this week from Mark 6:30-52:

 

1. REPORT - I SHOULD MAKE MYSELF ACCOUNTABLE DAILY TO GOD. Vs. 30

The disciples returned from a missions trip.  They reported to Jesus what they had done and what they had taught. They were accountable!

It would be a good policy to examine our lives each evening before the Lord, reporting to Him, thanking Him, and confessing our failures.

 

2. REST - I SHOULD TAKE TIME FOR PHYSICAL AND SPIRITUAL REST. Vs. 31

My body needs rest. My Spirit needs rest and revitalization in the Word, prayer, and fellowship.

 

3. REALITY - I SHOULD HAVE COMPASSION ON OTHERS.

Vss.32-34

Jesus saw that these people were like "sheep without a shepherd", so He had compassion on them and taught them.  How much compassion do we have for the physical and Spiritual needs of others?

 

4. RESPONSIBILITY - I SHOULD SHARE WHAT I HAVE

SPIRITUALLY. GOD WILL MULTIPLY IT. Vss. 35-44

Just as the little boy with 5 loaves and 2 fishes shared his lunch and saw it feed 5,000, as we share what we have Spiritually, God will multiply that to bless others.

 

5. RELIANCE - I SHOULD LOOK FOR JESUS IN THE STORM.

    Vss. 45-52

Just as the disciples saw Jesus coming to help them in the midst of trouble, let's realize that Jesus will come to help us in the midst of our troubles. Hebrews 13:5

 

 

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Mark 6:30-34

BREAK TIME!

 

Most jobs in the United States come with "breaks" built in.

There are breaks for lunch and usually coffee breaks.

Also, most jobs give days off each week, personal days and vacations.

As Christians, we must realize that although we might be very busy serving our Lord Jesus, the Lord does want us to take breaks!

We take breaks, like the disciples did, when we:

 

REPORT TO THE MASTER Vs. 30

We should bring our reports to Him in prayer.

 

REFRESH WITH THE MASTER Vss. 31-32

Let Him take us apart to physical and spiritual rest. Spend time in prayer and reflection in the Word of God.

 

REMEMBER THE MASTER Vss. 33-24a

Even when He was to be resting, He had compassion on those in need.

We should remember and imitate his compassion

 

RETURN FOR THE MASTER Vs. 34b

As Jesus and his disciples returned to ministry after only the brief rest or the boat ride, let us plan to return to ministry after rest. Some rests will be longer than others, but our view should always be to bet back to service.

 

 

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Mark 6:32-56

SEE JESUS

 

SEE HIS MINISTRY - Vss. 32-34, 53-56

He had compassion.

He taught.

He healed.

 

SEE HIS MULTIPLICATION - Vss. 35-44

Jesus took five loaves and two fishes and multiplied them.

Jesus takes the abilities we have and multiplies them as we use them. Romans 12:3-8

 

SEE HIS MAJESTY - Vss. 45-52

Jesus was able to walk on the water and calm the raging sea.

 

 

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Mark 6:34-56

HE IS LORD!

 

Jesus Christ is Lord. In our test we see that He is:

 

LORD OVER STARVATION - Vss. 34-44

Those who came out to hear Jesus were starving spiritually. He fed them. Vs. 34

Those who came out to hear Jesus became hungry physically. He fed them. Vss. 35-44

 

LORD OVER STORMS - Vss. 45-52

Jesus walked on the water and calmed the storm. He still calms storms today. John 14:27, Matthew 11:28-30

 

LORD OVER SICKNESS - Vss. 53-56

Those who reached out to Jesus were healed.

 

 

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Mark 6:35-44

GETTING THE JOB DONE

 

We usually admire the person how can take on a project and finish it successfully.  In Christianity, there is much to be accomplished.  We can get things done for Christ, if we go about it, His way.

 

POTENTIAL FOR HIM Vss. 35-38

The crowd needed to be fed.  Jesus says, "Give ye them to eat."

This statement tells me that the disciples should have seen the potential of what Jesus could do through them, if they would let Him.  They had potential to be used of God.  Notice, also that Jesus used what was available, 5 loaves and 2 fishes.  There is potential for each believer to accomplish great things for Christ.  We should remember that He uses those who are available.

 

POWER IN HIM Vss. 39-41

It is not our power that works miracles, but God's power.

 

PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH HIM Vss. 41-44

The disciples did actually end up feeding the multitude (They served.).

They did it through Him.  We too, can be productive as we do all things through His power, and not our own.

 

 

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MARK 6:45-52

IN TROUBLE?

 

We all face times of trouble.  This account of Jesus coming to the disciples in the midst of the storm is a reminder that when we are in trouble:

 

JESUS COMES Vss. 45-48

JESUS CHEERS Vss. 49-50

JESUS CONTROLS Vss. 51-52

 

 

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