Weekly Meeting Summary; August 1, 2008

Matthew 13:54-58:
When Jesus finished telling these stories, he left there, returned to his hometown, and gave a lecture in the meetinghouse. He made a real hit, impressing everyone. “We had no idea he was this good!” they said. “How did he get so wise, get such ability?” But in the next breath they were cutting him down: “We’ve known him since he was a kid; he’s the carpenter’s son. We know his mother, Mary. We know his brothers James and Joseph, Simon and Judas. All his sisters live here. Who does he think he is?” They got their noses all out of joint.
But Jesus said, “A prophet is taken for granted in his hometown and his family.” He didn’t do many miracles there because of their hostile indifference.

Discussion topics included:

  • The call to witness – who will listen?
  • Why did Jesus not perform miracles to prove himself in his hometown?
  • What is prayer?
  • Does God answer prayers?
  • Are unanswered prayers a sign of ineffective praying?
  • Does God punish?
  • Does God directly effect human events?
  • Do you believe in miracles?
  • What are miracles?
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