Seeing Jesus as the Prophet

Luke 4:16-30

When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the
synagogue on the Sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and
the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and
found the place where it was written:

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

     because he has anointed me

     to bring good news to the poor.

He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives

     and recovery of sight to the blind,

     to set free those who are oppressed,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

And he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. The
eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 Then he began to say to
them, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 All spoke
well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his mouth.
They said, “Is this not Joseph’s son?” 23 He said to them, “Doubtless you will
quote to me this proverb, ‘Doctor, cure yourself!’ And you will say, ‘Do here
also in your hometown the things that we have heard you did at Capernaum.’
24 And he said, “Truly I tell you, no prophet is accepted in his hometown. 25
But the truth is, there were many widows in Israel in the time of Elijah, when
the heaven was shut up three years and six months and there was a severe
famine over all the land, 26 yet Elijah was sent to none of them except to a
widow at Zarephath in Sidon. 27 There were also many with a skin disease in
Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed except
Naaman the Syrian.” 28 When they heard this, all in the synagogue were filled
with rage. 29 They got up, drove him out of the town, and led him to the brow
of the hill on which their town was built, so that they might hurl him off the
cliff. 30 But he passed through the midst of them and went on his way.

October 30, 2022
Pastor Mike Brown
Pastor Mike Brown
All Eyes on Jesus
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