Adult

The Wisdom of Jesus

Lesson 7 

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Summer 2020

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By: RLD Editorial Team 

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July 19, 2020

Lesson Focus:

Pursue God’s wisdom, laying aside your past and others’ expectations.

Bible Basis:

Mark 6:1-6

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Pursue God’s wisdom, laying aside your past and others’ expectations.

These videos and materials are for your personal use. If you show videos in class, be sure to have the necessary rights to do so.

Music Video, Traditional: “Are You Washed in the Blood?”
Music Video, Multicultural: “Build My Life” by Noel Robinson
Music Video, Contemporary: “You Are God/Be Glorified” by New Wine Worship
Barclay’s Commentary on Mark 6
Pulpit Commentary on Mark 6
Guzik’s Commentary on Mark 6

Memory Verse:

When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.
“Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph,[a] Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.
—Mark 6:2-3

Step 1

Materials Needed:

  • None

HOW A REFUGEE SHOULD BEHAVE
Majeda Khouri became a refugee from Syria in 2017 after speaking out against the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. She has made her home in London for now, arranging for her children to be reunited with her from Syria. But rather than adhere to the expectations she feels about what people think a refugee “should” be, she has remained outspoken about her nation’s situation and has become a business owner, opening a catering business. She even catered an event at which she herself gave a speech. The mayor of London expressed surprise at this, and Majeda said, “Yes, I can talk and I can cook!”

HOW A LOCAL BOY SHOULD BEHAVE
Early in Jesus’ ministry, He returned with His disciples to Nazareth and taught in the synagogue on the Sabbath. But the locals who had seen Him grow up wondered where these miracles and this wisdom had come from. They had formed their opinions about Him, and they had trouble seeing Him as something He had never been in their eyes.

Questions

  • What have other people expected you to be that you are not?
  • Who do you know who has broken the mold and defied expectations? How were that person’s actions received?
  • Why were the people in Nazareth dismissive of Jesus when He returned to His hometown?

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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