Last night the sermon was “Courage to Face Criticism.” Whenever we make a decision for God we will face criticism. Sadly, our worst critics are in our hometown.

Today we read what happened when Jesus went home.

Mark 6:1-3, “Jesus…returned…to Nazareth, his hometown…he began teaching…They asked, ‘Where did he get all this wisdom and power to perform such miracles?’…Then they scoffed…They were deeply offended and refused to believe in him.” NLT

The reactions were questions, scoffing, being offended, and unbelief. We get the same response today.

Dear Lord,

Help me to keep my four walls strong: integrity, faith, prayer, and courage. They protect me from the effects of criticism.


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