by Steve Wagers

Unbelievable Unbelief!
Steve N. Wagers
Mark 6:1-6

Little boy coming out of Sunday school, asked by pastor, "Johnny, if you can tell me something God CAN do, I'll give you an apple." Johnny said, "Pastor, if you can tell me something God CAN'T do, I'll give you a whole bushel of apples!"

1. Knowing who God is, and knowing what God can do, I find it unbelievable that people could still suffer from unbelief. However, unbelief is the root of all of our troubles.

Unbelief results in:
the sinner's doom
the Christian's defeat/discouragement/dullness

{C. p. 1 John 5: 4}
"For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith."

2. Unbelief is simply a refusal to LET GOD BE GOD! When we suffer from unbelief we are simply holding, and hanging on to some aspect of a situation, refusing to turn it completely over to God, and let Him do what we cannot do.

Faith: a TOTAL release
Unbelief: a PARTIAL release
{C. p. Matt. 17: 20} "Faith of a Mustard Seed"
"mountains removed:" a common phrase that the Jews
well. Whenever a great teacher
who could expound the scripture
and could explain difficulties, he
was said to be an "uprooter, or
remover" mountains."
Jesus was saying:
"If you have enough faith, the size of the smallest seed known to man, every difficulty can be removed!"

1. The TIME of their Unbelief!

1. The time of these people's unbelief is amazing. In fact, their timing could not have been any worse. In the previous chapter, Mark 5, what has been referred to as the "Mercy Hospital Chapter," Jesus has just solved the problem of:
**a possessed man**
**a perplexed woman**
**a pitiful child**

2. The TEACHING against their Unbelief!

1. Notice verse 2-3. The first response of Jesus, in regards to their unbelief, was that He began to teach them. Why? Because "faith cometh by hea ...

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