Lesson 4… The 5 biggest failures of Jesus, and how He turned them around.
People of the Gadarenes reject Him (Mark 5:1-20)
An entire city asked Jesus to leave because they did not want what He was offering.
After crossing the sea and enduring a violent storm, Jesus received no thanks for setting that man free, and was asked to leave. What a waste!
The city was still not convinced after Jesus cast out the most violent demon recorded in scripture.
Jesus did not save the large herd of pigs.
He had good reasons for allowing the demons to kill the pigs, and felt it was worth the trouble of going through the storm in order to save that one terribly possessed man.
He sent the freed man back home to tell people about what God had done for him.
You can never please everyone, so don’t get upset or depressed over it. If you don’t have the strength to stay on course when people dislike you, you don’t have what it takes to be prosperous.
It’s important to see the potential of special people. At times, one person that you invest in will more than make up for major disappointments. One person can be more valuable than an entire city.