URGENCY OF THE GOSPEL
Chapter 6 begins with a story of how Jesus is rejected in His hometown. When the Sabbath had come, Jesus begins to teach in the synagogue. Many, hearing Him speak, listened, and were amazed at His teaching and understanding (ref. 6: 1-2). But the words of Jesus also became a stumbling block. Some were offended (ref. 6: 3). In His hometown, among His family, close friends, and those who knew Him as the carpenter’s son, Jesus was rejected by some.