Mark 3-9- No more excuses!!

So, there is a verse that I think I have used in the past to justify or excuse myself from having to share the Good News with close family members.
Jesus himself said, “Only in his home town, among his relatives and in his own house is a prophet without honor.” (6:4)  There you go! Why bother with them? Let someone else do the work there. I’ll go to complete strangers!!
🤔 actuality, Jesus isn’t saying we aren’t to share the Good News with family members, he’s just saying, it’s not going to be easy.
This became clear to me, reading this time through, when I noticed that just one chapter prior to Jesus saying you won’t get “honor”, he tells the man he delivered from demons, “Go home to your family and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” (5:19)

What a good lesson, for me, on how to share my “testimony”. Sharing a testimony shouldn’t be scary, after all, it’s my story that no one can debate.
People can debate science, philosophy, or sociology, but they can’t debate my personal story of what Jesus did for me. Jesus tells us through the story in chapter 5, go home first!  Tell your family members how much God has done for you. Of all people, they will surely see the change. How they respond to you is up to them. They may not respond with joy as one would expect. Jesus gives us fair warning of that in chapter 6. Yet, Jesus still wants us to “go home and tell them how much the Lord has done”.

So no more excuses!! I need to start sharing my story with some of my close family members who don’t know Christ yet!! 


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