Miracles of Jesus: Jesus heals a few people after being rejected in Nazareth

(Matthew 13:53-58 and Mark 6:1-6)

During a visit to his hometown of Nazareth, the Galilean town in which he was raised, Jesus teaches at the synagogue and is met with both astonishment and rejection.

The townspeople are impressed with the wisdom of his teachings, but they question how he could have gained such insight.

And rather than see the divinity of Jesus through his ability to perform miracles, they question how he is able to perform them.

Because of their lack of faith, Jesus performs only a few miracles during this visit, placing his hands on sick people and healing them.

This event is one of many in which Jesus is rejected by people as the Messiah before his death and resurrection. Luke also describes an incident in which Jesus is rejected in Nazareth, in Luke 4:14-30.

This event, as described in the Gospel of Mark:

1 He went out from there. He came into his own country, and his disciples followed him. 2 When the Sabbath had come, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many hearing him were astonished, saying, “Where did this man get these things?” and, “What is the wisdom that is given to this man, that such mighty works come about by his hands? 3 Isn’t this the carpenter, the son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judah, and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” So they were offended at him.

4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country, and among his own relatives, and in his own house.” 5 He could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people, and healed them. 6 He marveled because of their unbelief.

He went around the villages teaching. (Mark 6:1-6a, WEB)

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