Lesson Title: Hometown Rejection: Jesus is amazed by the lack of faith from those in his hometown
Scripture: Mark 6:1-6
In this passage Jesus returns to his hometown and begins teaching on the sabbath. People are in awe at first but then start judging and rejecting him because of his upbringing and because he didn't take the traditional track to becoming a teacher. We talked about how we do the same thing. How sometimes we think comfort, popularity, social media, etc. is more important than putting Jesus first. Sometimes we think we know better and that we can do things on our own when in reality, we need Jesus.
Some questions you could discuss:
What things do you value more than your relationship with Jesus or what things get in the way of us putting Jesus first?
When is a time you thought you knew better and didn't need Jesus?
My name is Josiah from Grand Rapids Michigan and I follow Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Also middle schoolers are cool.