1. Read the headings in Mark 6:1-13.

  2. Find Nazareth on the map.

  3. Highlight verses 4 and 11 of chapter 6.

  4. Read Mark 6:1-13.

  5. Consider the following questions.

When it had been learned that Jesus, who by now was quite famous, was going to return to his hometown, the headline of the Nazareth newspaper might have read: "HOMECOMING FOR GOLDEN BOY!  TO PREACH IN SYNAGOGUE ON SABBATH!"  What would have the headline read after his visit? (6:1-6)

How hard or easy is it for you to return home?

Why did Jesus send the disciples out in pairs?  (6:7)

Why did Jesus order the disciples to take so little with them on their preaching journey? (6:8-9)

If you were to pack for an indefinite journey, what would be the absolute minimum you would need to bring?