You can’t go home again
This weekend we’ll be talking about what is commonly known as “Jesus’ first sermon.” Fresh off his baptism, and the temptation in the wilderness, Jesus went home, to Nazareth. Maybe he was looking to recuperate from his wilderness ordeal in the company of family. Maybe he wanted to start his ministry in Nazareth because scripture had reported that the Messiah would be a Nazarene.
Maybe he just wanted the place he started to be the place he started.
Sometimes we just need to go home.
The sermon was short, and (SPOLERS!) it cost him. But that’s for next week. This week we’re going to talk about what it means to stand up in front of people you know, and who know you, and do something unexpected.