JESUS REJECTED IN HIS HOMETOWN
When Amelia, a visitor from Crosswalk, talked to KidZone, she was in for a surprise. She told us her favorite color was turquoise and that she played basketball and soccer, and we believed her. After all, we have known Amelia most of her life. But when she said she had the power to heal all sicknesses, well, that was another story. Who did she think she was? "We've known you for years. You can't do that!" Then we picked up bricks to stone her! (The bricks were cardboard, but you get the picture.)
All this fun was to illustrate what happened to Jesus when he returned to his hometown of Nazareth. In the movie "Jesus of Nazareth," we heard him read from Isaiah about the coming of the Messiah. When he told the crowd "the Scriptures are fulfilled," they were furious. Wasn't this the carpenter's son? They were so enraged they tried to stone him but he was able to leave without harm. He said, "A prophet is never accepted in his hometown."
What's next on our journey with Jesus? The Transfiguration! Join us Sunday at 10am to find out!