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From Mark’s account, Jesus was not able to perform many miracles in his home town because of their lack of faith. In fact their faith was so little that that it even amazed Jesus! The passage does not say that Jesus was not willing, but unable, which suggests that their faith, which is a gift from God in the first place, was a barrier to the Spirit’s power?!

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Once again, this passage challenges me to consider how my faith may impact God’s willingness or even ability to move. Am I so familiar with God that I reject or dismiss the supernatural? Once again I am being challenged in this passage to question my attitudes toward the miraculous.

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Lord, again, heal my disbelief and by your Grace increase my faith!


  • Stu says:

    Craig, I was struck by the comparison between the lack of faith of those in his home town, and the amazing faith of the ‘foreigners’ in Gennesearet who literally ran carrying their sick to receive from Jesus (v. 55). I am also reminded that if Jesus ministered within limitations, I shouldn’t be surprised if I do also. 🙂

  • Craig says:

    Haha! That’s a good thought Stu…

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