1. Mark 6:1–6 (ESV)
  2. Application

Don't presume upon God's grace

Mark 6:1–6 (ESV)

1 He went away from there and came to his hometown, and his disciples followed him.

Mark 6:1–6 (and Matthew 11:20–24) encourage us not to presume upon God’s grace. We must not make the mistake of thinking that as long as we belong to a church community, we do not need to repent and believe in Jesus Christ and we can ignore him and continue to live as we please. We must be careful that we do not become wrongly familiar with Jesus Christ, where we grow in knowledge of the Bible but still do as we please when it comes to obedience. True faith and repentance involve dying to sin (Romans 8:12–14) and seeking to obey God’s commandments.

Therefore, we must not presume upon God’s grace. We must not think that we are saved just because we are considered part of a church. We must not think that we can know things about Jesus without being expected to repent of our sins and actually believe in him.