May We Honor – pt. 3 – Dishonor – Mark 6:1-6

In part three of the “May We Honor” sermon series we learn about Dishonor and how it devalues people and destroys relationships, including our relationship with God.

Date: May 15, 2022
Series: May We Honor

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May We Honor- Week 3- Dishonor Mark 6:1-6 

REVIEW> We are in our series on Honor! Here is our theme verse “Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.” Romans 12:10 Here is how we have defined honor: Honor is the act of holding people and positions in high value! Last week we looked at what it means to Honor our Parents we said: We honor God by honoring our parents.

ILL> I want to set up where we are going today. in 2012 a 19 year old man name Dakota Garren was charged with first-degree theft and a bond of $40,000. What did he do? He stole a rare coin collection wroth close to $100,000! What did he do with those coins? He went to a local pizza spot, bought pizza with coins worth $70 a piece and then went to the movies and arcade and spent one coin that as worth $18,500

APP> You might be saying, “What in the world does this have to do with anything?” Well… when it comes to that young man and those coins, you could say, “That young man, dishonored those coins.” 

        • Honor τιμή (timē) – to value, respect, or highly esteem; to treat as precious, weighty or valuable.
        • Dishonor– ἄτιμος (atimos) – to treat as common or ordinary. 

CONTEXT> Now, I want to do a little work here. We will dive into the passage that has some incredible truths in it but before that, I want to show you how big of a deal, dishonor is. The Bible talks a lot about honor and dishonor, what if I told you that the problem with the world and the way that it responds to God is an issue of honor. Turn in you Bible to Romans Chapter 1, really turn there. v18-23 …. v21 “For although they knew God, they did not honor him as God or give thanks to him… “The root sin is the failure to value God above all things, so that he is not honored and praised as he should be.”- ESV Study Bible

APP> Dishonor is the root of disobedience.  

      • “…you nullify the word of God for the sake of your tradition. You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you:  “‘These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are merely human rules.’”- Matthew 15:6-9

*ILL> This is a picture of a Japanese Samurai, which is just about the coolest thing in the world. Honor was and is a BIG deal in Eastern cultures but the Samaria was always fighting for his family and his nation. They had a phrase that originates with them, it looks like this and it means, “Death before dishonor” Think about it… they would rather die than dishonor their family…. why? Well… to summarize all of this, our big idea is: 

Big Idea > Dishonor brings death to all relationships.

APP> Here is what I want to do, since this is such a big deal, I want to walk through the passage quickly and pull out some principles that will help us to see if we do this. 

  1. Dishonor assumes the worst. 
        • v3 “Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary…” Ok.. this is such a cultural slam here, we don’t even get it. Jesus here isn’t mentioned as “Josephs son” which is how you would of been known. He is known as “Mary’s son” This was something the Pharisees constantly brought up to Jesus… “They said to him, “We were not born of sexual immorality. We have one Father—even God.” John 8:41-42

APP> You can’t accept the truth when you’ve already assumed the worst. 

2) Dishonor desires conflict. 

        • v3b “And they took offense at him…” This word “offense” is a huge word in the original language it’s σκανδαλίζω (skandalizō) and it’s where we get our word “scandalize” “His works they can not deny, and his words they cannot handle, but they do not care! In spite of the overwhelming evidence they will not believe he is the Christ, the Son of God.” – Danny Akin 
        • What is also interesting about the word, is that it means “to fall away” or to “distance yourself” 

APP> Being offended is a choice “We do not see things as they are, we see things as we are.” 

APP> How much do our relationships suffer because of our sinful stubbornness? “

“When pride comes, then comes dishonor,But with the humble is wisdom.” Proverbs 11:2

3) Dishonor disables God’s blessing. 

        • “and he could do no mighty work there…and he marveled because of their unbelief” 

This is HUGE. Jesus only marvels twice in all 4 gospels. Once at a mans faith and here… at their unbelief. 

Doubt desires to believe but lacks convincing evidence.

Unbelief refuses to believe in-spit of convincing evidence. 

APP> Dishonor is devastating because it devalues another person. 

*ILL> Piper, yelling “Your acting like I don’t exist” The Spirit speaking to me, “that how you live sometimes….


      • When will I start believing the best in relationships?
      • Where is unbelief in my own heart?
      • Do I live like Jesus is alive? 

Big Idea > Dishonor brings death to all relationships.