“Then He went out from there and came to His own country, and His disciples followed Him. 2 And 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 wisdom is this which is given to Him, that such mighty works are performed by His hands! 3 Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?” So they were offended at Him. 4 But Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own country, among his own relatives, and in his own house.” 5 Now He could do no mighty work there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them. 6 And He marveled because of their unbelief. Then He went about the villages in a circuit, teaching.” (Mark 6: 1-6 NKJV)
When we filter everything through what we’re familiar with, we’ll find it impossible to believe God can use someone we know.
In this message series, Pastor Randy Morrison gives 10 points why people don’t receive the help they need:
- Allowing an offense to keep them from receiving what they need.
- Refusing to disconnect from wrong relationships.
- No respect for proven achievers.
- They want resources without any advice.
- Thinking others are the cause of their problem.
- They have not yet tasted the pain of being wrong.
- Questioning the credibility of the knowledgeable.
- Becoming unteachable.
- Making excuses to justify their failures.
- Refusing to accept the scriptural solution to their problem.