Have you ever heard a story from 1950's and said, “That’s so silly. Wow, we are so different today.” Like when people would leave their houses unlocked and let their kids play outside without anyone watching?
In contrast, the Bible contains stories from thousands of years ago, and many have questioned its relevance to today. However, it still has the power to change your life right now. How?
"Jesus left there and came to His hometown [Nazareth]; and His disciples followed Him. When the Sabbath came, He began to teach in the synagogue; and many who listened to Him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things [this knowledge and spiritual insight]? What is this wisdom [this confident understanding of the Scripture] that has been given to Him, and such miracles as these performed by His hands?" Mark 6:1-2 AMP
Today we will consider following Christ back to His hometown. In other words, we are going to leave behind our comfort zone and preconceived notions, and we are going to listen to the actual words of Jesus. The Bible says, “…if you acknowledge and confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord (recognizing His power, authority and majesty as God), and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” (Romans 10:9) The word “Lord” indicates that we follow His lead. Have you taken that step to follow Christ?
In Mark 6, Jesus goes back to His hometown and begins to teach, and many were amazed. Over the next few days, let’s go back to Jesus’ hometown, and let’s ask the question: What does the Bible mean to us today?
We don’t always get a chance to leave our town and physically experience an adventure, but thankfully we can still go on a journey by simply reading and discovering new truths.