The Interrupted Sermon
Luke 4:18-22 (KJV) He has appointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, and he has dispatched me to cure the sick. During His first preaching tour, Jesus made a stop at the town of Nazareth. It was the day before the Sabbath. He walked into the synagogue “in accordance with His habit.” Pay attention to this: for the greatest revolutionary the world had ever seen, contemporary forms and church services of the day were more than enough. He was even ready to pour new wine into old bottles until the old ones burst, just to see what would happen.
‘I’m going to read it,’ he says as he ascends the pulpit, and the clerk delivers Him an Isaiah scroll.
He unrolls the scroll and discovers the location, according to Isaiah 61:1.
In this particular instance, it turned out to be the lesson for the day.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,” Jesus says in the passage.
Your plight is acknowledged by the Saviour of the world, who sets you on an equal footing with those who have been privileged by the earth.
This sympathy of God, which comes in like summer sunshine into a gloomy chamber and cannot be kept out by despair, is such a source of comfort for the unhappy.’ The restoration of sight to the blind.” You see yourself as others see you, you know as you are known, your heart becomes pure, and you see God.
- “The day of wrath of our God,” declares Isaiah the prophet following that.
- The final lines of the book were to be words of peace, despite the fact that the conclusion was to be tumultuous.
- It all started with a simple search engine application; there’s no avoiding it.
- He has captivated the bulk of people.
- “We’ve had enough of that,” they screamed out.
- You have the ability to do miracles in Capernaum; please give us a taste of your excellence here.
- It is a message for all men, and we must ask ourselves: what will become of us if we are mixed up with the common people.” The sermon had brought it all to a close.
As a result, Christ threw His bread into the sea.
‘Peace on earth, goodwill toward mankind’ was the first of them.
The second major theme was a steadfast opposition to intolerance, heartlessness, and formalism in all forms.
You will be provided with one.
All of my signals are given to those who embrace my message.
You are no better than your forefathers, who persecuted prophets and other religious leaders.
Despite the fact that Israel was awash with widows, Elias only cured the Gentile’s son in Sarepta.
Syrian lepers and Gentiles are admitted into the kingdom before you are admitted “They would have cast Him down if His friends, who were doubtless some of those sturdy Galilean fishermen, had not rallied around Him and escorted Him out of the village in their fury.
While returning to Capernaum and the Galilean shore, He traveled through the throngs in a variety of modes of conveyance.
It was true that He had been expelled from the remote mountain community — but He had been accepted by the world.
Jesus in the synagogue of Capernaum – Wikipedia
The Exorcism is shown in an eleventh-century painting at the Synagogue in Capernaum. Each of the four gospels reports that Jesus traveled to Capernaum-Galilee and frequently attended the synagogue there:
- John 6:22–59: contains Jesus’Bread of Life Discourse
- Verse 59confirms that Jesus taught this doctrine in the Capernaum synagogue
- Mark 1:21–28 describes Jesus teaching and healing regularly in the synagogue
- Luke 4:16–37 describes Jesus teaching regularly in the synagogue, cf. Luke 4:23, where Jesus, speaking in the Nazareth synagogue, refers to “what has been heard done” in Caperna
Buildings dating back to the 4th century CE that were once part of the old Great Synagogue in Capernaum (or Kfar Nahum). Theologian John Chijioke Iwe of the Roman Catholic Church believes that the Markanpericope marks the beginning of the final year of Jesus’ public ministry, which lasted three years in total. According to Mark 1:21–28 and Luke 4:31–37, an exorcism conducted in the synagogue is one of the miracles of Jesus that took place. According to Mark’s account, they traveled to Capernaum, where, on the Sabbath, Jesus entered the synagogue and started to speak.
Just at that moment, a man in their synagogue who had been possessed by an unclean spirit screamed out, “What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth?” Are you here to annihilate our civilization?
“Come out of him, you jerk!” Suddenly, the filthy spirit shook the guy hard and screamed its way out of his body.
His directives are even carried out by filthy spirits, who follow his directions.” The news of his death traveled fast over the whole region of Galilee.
- The life of Jesus in the New Testament
- The Discourse on the Bread of Life
- The Ministry of Jesus
- The Miracles of Jesus
- The Parables of Jesus
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Sorry for the Interruption – Reverend Donald Ng
Matthew 9:9-13,18-26; 10:9-13,18-26 The date was June 5, 2005. The Rev. Donald Ng presented a sermon at the First Chinese Baptist Church in San Francisco, California. It has been usual practice at concerts, plays, weddings, funerals, and worship events to ask that mobile phones and pagers be turned off prior to the commencement of the event. Having these minor musical disruptions on our special days is something we don’t appreciate. And when they do happen, as they always do, we are amused and a little irritated.
- To be clear, I like having our grandkids Evi and Gavin visit us, but my entire life has been disrupted as a result of their presence.
- When I wasn’t trying to read the morning Chronicle, I was putting the green Magic Key in the storybooks of Fairyland, which was distracting me.
- They returned to Boston the following day.
- You finally have your life in order, and then something comes along to throw everything you’ve worked so hard for into disarray.
- You’ve received a rejection letter from the university of your dreams.
- Perhaps you received a memo from your employer instructing you to report to her office in the afternoon.
- These events may be more like a storm, a tornado, or an earthquake, in that they completely alter your previous experience.
- Every day, we have to deal with disruptions.
- I’m in the middle of a tennis match and may even be winning when I get a phone call asking me to come into the city.
- In addition, what exactly does it mean to be interrupted?
For those who identify themselves as the people of God, following Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit, it is necessary to question, “What does an interruption entail for those who recognize themselves as the people of God?” Matthew’s Gospel (Matthew’s Gospel) Take a look at the gospel lesson for today and you will discover that it is a theology of disruptions.
- He is doing a good job.
- Tax collection is a thankless job, and someone has to do it, even if some people resent him for being a lackey for the Roman authorities.
- We may have expected some explanation from Jesus as to why he chose such an unlikable individual as Matthew, or perhaps a reaction from Matthew himself, but instead we are informed merely that “he got up and followed him.” Matthew’s career as a tax collector had come to an end.
- It seems that the ninth chapter of Matthew, which we read today, is a succession of interruptions following interruptions following interruptions following interruptions following interruptions and still another after another.
- Apparently, he was seated very comfortably and maybe enjoying himself, which goes to show that the Messiah does not discriminate when it comes to who he chooses to share his supper table with.
- Jesus uses this occasion to demonstrate to them that God loves sinners as much as or even more than he loves the just, because it is sinners who are in more need of divine mercy than it is of their offerings.
- “We have a few questions for you regarding your eating habits,” they say to Jesus as they approach him.
Jesus begins to take their query seriously, informing them that now is not the appropriate moment to begin fasting when he is stopped by Jarius.
This is how the story ends.
For twelve years, a lady who had suffered from a blood condition believed that if she could only touch the edge of Jesus’ coat, Jesus would miraculously heal her.
Everyone seemed to be vying for a portion of Jesus’ time and attention.
A large group of people had assembled to grieve, as is customary when the loss of a young child affects the life of the family.
He interrupts the flutists’ performance.
Jesus intervenes in the process of death itself, taking her hand, and the girl rose to her feet, looking very much alive indeed!
This is exactly how things are with Jesus.
When Jesus goes out to pray on a hill, the people come up to him and disrupt his peace.
One interruption leads to another, until Jesus’ life is eventually interrupted by his crucifixion and death on the cross.
Death is halted once more by the presence of life.
As a definition of a theology of interruptions, that is a really excellent starting point.
When we read in Matthew’s gospel about Jesus’ ministry being disrupted on a regular basis, it appears that the sensitivity to interruptions is at the core of his mission.
It is by our actions that we leave ourselves susceptible to God’s intervention into our lives, in whatever unanticipated and unexpected ways this may occur.
Allow me to explain.
You will have a clear understanding of your interests and desires, as well as your ambitions and dreams.
You can tell if the face of Deity is the Living God by looking at your credit cards, or if the face of God is a god of materialism and possessions.
“I don’t use credit cards,” you could remark at this point.
As you are aware, my day is dictated by my Day-Timer.
I pray that there will be no disruptions.
In order to believe in a living God, a God whose grace and power are so tremendous that they even intervene in the process of death, we must pay close attention to God’s invitation at every minute of our everyday lives.
It is our hope and prayer that our plans and schedules will allow God to use us, but we equally pray that God will use us despite our plans and timetables.
We live in a world that is characterized by civility and common courtesy.
Our carefully laid human plans are interrupted by God’s own plan for us, which is different from ours.
When Abraham was 75 years old, he and Sarah were enjoying a comfortable lifestyle at Ur of the Chaldeans.
Abraham and Sarah receive a phone call from God, who assures them that they will be a benefit not only to each other, but that “all families of the world shall be blessed” through them if they choose to follow God’s plans rather than their own.
God, on the other hand, is not through with us.
After deciding that she wanted to be a creative writing professor, God called Lauren when she was traveling on the Schuykill expressway in Philadelphia and told her that she needed to go to seminary.
God is urging us to be loyal precisely where we are because he is not through with us yet, even after 125 years, which is longer than any of us can remember.
You may have had plans in the past, but things have changed today.
The downturn in our economy has rattled some of you, but today you are more vulnerable to putting your faith in God’s plan for your life than ever before.
When God interrupts us, he does not express regret for doing so.
The moment we surrender to God and let go of the idolatry of living our lives according to our plans and schedules, as well as our addiction to consumerism, we open the door for God to enter our lives and give us new life.
While it is possible to believe that you are undeserving or filled with too much sin for God to pay attention to you, if you are like the lady who has been bleeding for twelve years and has been healed and made whole again, God can and will do the same for you as well.
Faithfulness A good example of the woman’s faithfulness is her conviction that if she can only touch the edge of Jesus’ coat, she would be healed.
It is an ongoing process.
The quality of faithfulness is to live in a way that makes us vulnerable to the interruptions of the living God doing spectacular and unexpected things in our lives and the world.
God sends us on a grand journey in order to accomplish this.
We’re constantly up to something else in our schedule.
Anything else would have been impossible for us to do.
God welcomes us to life, an unexpected life, an unplanned life, a life beyond our wildest hopes, a life full with love and plenty, such as the three weeks we’ve spent with our grandkids in our immediate vicinity.
Let us say a prayer.
Free us from our materialistic obsessions and over-commitments that keep you from being a part of our life. Please instill in us the virtue of faithfulness to your will, and let us to become a part of your unfolding plan for peace, love, and justice. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.
Our Lord’s First Recorded Sermon – Luke 4:16-21
I have never claimed to have a particularly good memory – in fact, I readily admit to having the polar opposite of one. When I need to know something about the history of our church, I turn to one of you for assistance. Some of the facts of my very first sermon, which I delivered about 50 years ago, do, nevertheless, come back to me. I recall that there was some debate about whether or not it should be referred to as a “sermon.” A Sunday evening in the spring of 1968, in the First Bible Baptist Church in Fort Collins, Colorado, a tragic event occurred.
- However, I do recall that it was brief and that I was having difficulty breathing.
- Or, to put it another way, he inquired, “Did you really mean to say what I thought you meant?” If that message had to determine whether or not I’d be in the ministry today, it’s a wonder that I’m not currently working as a field biologist for the United States Forest Service.
- Well, there isone similarity anyway.
- And He wasn’tspeaking in Englishas I wastryingto speak.
- And apparentlyno one was confusedabout what He was trying to say, even though they didn’t like it.
- Let’soutline the events leading upto that service in Nazareth.
- John the Baptistwas staying out on thefringes of society, living somewhatlike a hermiton the banks of the Jordan River.
He was certainlynot afraidto point outthe sinsof the nation and its leaders.
And a part of his message was that“Soon … very shortly we will see the Messiah.” Then came Jesus of Nazareth to be immersed by John, which by way, was why he was called“the Baptist.” Jesus’ baptism marked the beginning of His ministry.
I don’t think that theinfant Christ healedthe sick orraised the dead.
We mustbase our knowledgeof Christ andour faithin Christ on theWord of God, notspeculation, traditionorsuperstition.
On that day, the voice of the Father could be heard from Heaven, and the Holy Spirit descended from Heaven as if it were a dove fluttering down and landing on a limb of a nearby tree.
Assuming that this temptation took place in the desert, it would have taken place either south of theSea of Galilee or, more likely, east of the Dead Sea.
Andrew was His first disciple, along with someone who was not named but was most likely John.
It was the Messiah who had discovered him, to be accurate, but we will forgive Andrew for the way he talked because we are guilty of doing the same thing ourselves.
As a result, the Lord Jesus had a small number of disciples fairly fast.
It was at this point that the Lord Jesus performed His very first miracle, which was recorded in history.
Despite the fact that He had never performed a miracle before, He did it without a moment’s hesitation.
Following that marriage, He traveled to Jerusalem for His first Passover, which occurred after His ordination and the purification of the Temple.
And it was at this point that Jesus came face to face with Nicodemus in John 3.
As a result, this is Christ’s very first sermon that has been recorded.
This lecture was not a disaster in the same way that mine was, but it was a disaster in the minds of those who heard it.
Then chapter 22–”And everyone bore testimony to him, and were amazed at the sweet words that came out of his lips.” And they inquired, “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they said.
“However, he passed in the midst of them and continued on his trip.” In order to prevent the Lord from concluding His teaching, the Nazarenes attempted to stone Him to death.
But first and foremost, what about the SYNAGOGUE SERVICE that Jesus was present at?
He was not a cleric in any way.
Jesus, on the other hand, came from the opposite side of the family, descended more from monarchy than from the priesthood.
So what is the reason for granting Him permission to read from the scriptures and to preach?
Alfred Edershiem, an internationally recognized specialist, stated that the following was the order of Jewish synagogue service.
These verses were taken fromNumbers 15 and Deuteronomy 6.
As the LORD our God says, “There is one LORD,” so must we love him with all our hearts, all of our souls, and with all of our might.” “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD,” and we must love him with all our hearts, souls, and might.
An unauthorized reading of a minor section of the legislation followed.
Protestantism has always attempted to imitate the Jews, as seen by the fact that the Anglican denomination and others structure and divide their worship sessions in a manner similar to that of synagogues.
Following that, a segment of the prophets was read, which was followed by the message.
The speaker was normally scheduled in advance, but if a prominent rabbi showed up unexpectedly, he may have been requested to speak.
Here’s something that’s really important: On this particular Sabbath day, Jesus entered the house with a few of His followers.
Many of the members of this Nazareth synagogue had traveled to Jerusalem for the Passover and had witnessed Jesus up on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
A layman, he had gained considerable reputation after being well-known and relatively respected in his community.
The Lord Jesus, on the other hand, distinguished himself from the crowd by speaking with authority.
He pretended to be the author of those texts, and he made it plain that they were about Him in some way.
However, I wouldn’t be shocked if God had predetermined that text for that day from the beginning of the world’s history.
In any case, the passage in question was Isaiah 61:1-2.
And we are not in the least bit astonished to discover that He was well familiar with them.
Preserve in mindJesus’ major subject before we read Isaiah once more: “On this day, this scripture has been fulfilled.” However, when He read His passage, the Nazarenes were completely unaware of what He was about to say.
Isiah 61:1 – “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are imprisoned, and to proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.
- Using texts like this, a social gospelist may conduct a war against poverty and sickness, as well as slavery.
- However, we think that no part of the Bible may be interpreted in a particular way.
- In light of Christ’s authority, we must consider this text on a level that is much above the level of the world.
- If His ministry consisted in waging a fight against poverty and illness, then the interpretation of Isaiah 61 would have to be that.
- Everything contained within this scripture is to be interpreted spiritually.
- First and foremost, the Lord declared that He had been endowed with authority from on high by the Holy Spirit.
- In this context, the word “unction” from the New Testament is underutilized.
Yielding, gesticulating, and Bible thumping are not examples of how it is expressed or demonstrated.
Neither the intellectual, physical, psychological, nor purely emotional aspects of the ministry of the Word are present in it.
The soul and the heart, in contrast to the intellect, are influenced by spiritual forces rather than argumentative and cerebral forces, as opposed to the mind.
And he was more filled with the Holy Spirit than any other man had ever been before.
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Furthermore, the arrival of a teacher may be regarded as a welcome development by some aborigines.
However, those tidbits of wonderful news will all be forgotten after that individual passes away.
When asked about His ministry, Christ Jesus stated that it consisted in preaching the gospel to the poor.
However, you most likely didn’t take notice of the fact that Isaiah didn’t say “poor”– he instead said “meek.” When we combine these two concepts, we arrive at Jesus’ definition of “poverty.” According to His Sermon on the Mount, spiritual poverty – humility before God – is what He is preaching about.
- And He came to comfort those who were grieving.
- In no way, shape, or form do I believe that Christ wishes His followers to be depressed.
- The purpose of Christ’s mission was to preach deliverance to those who were imprisoned or held prisoner.
- This refers to those who are under the control of sin and Satan.
- “Jesus did not come to summon the virtuous, but sinners to repentance,” says the Bible.
- Because of this, Satan says, “the God of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe, so that the light of the glorious gospel of Christ may shine upon them.” During his ministry, Christ Jesus was tasked with preaching the acceptable year of the Lord.
- I was thinking about the Jewish Year of Jubilee at the time.
The Year of Jubilee is mentioned right there in the margin of my Bible, in verse 19 (see image below).
What Christ was stating in His discourse was that God was extending a fresh era of grace to mankind.
“eupros-dektos” is the term used in that context.
To put it another way, your existence is comparable to a “vapour that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.” Your life is like grass, and the flower of grass is like a flower of grass, which buds, blooms, and then withers away fast.
At the end of the day, Christ was saying that He had been commissioned by God the Father to save sinful and dying souls.
Take a look at what the Savior is saying here.
And take note of your poverty and spiritual death.
Don’t be like the oblivious Nazarenes who turned their backs on the Saviour.
After the acceptable year of the Lord, according to Isaiah, there will be a day of vengeance from our God.
Because if he had stated, “This day is the fulfillment of this statement in your ears,” he would have only been half right.
However, today is still a day of grace for you, and not yet a day of vengeance for anyone else.
Furthermore, someone in this room will bear the brunt of Almighty God’s wrath.
You will, however, experience God’s anger because you are obstinately refusing to accept Christ as your Saviour.
To clarify, do you mean that God will punish His creatures just because they have forgotten about Him, Preacher?
However, the straightforward answer to the question is,”Yes.” Regardless of what you do, your sin will not go unpunished.
And so many people have turned their backs on His offer of peace.
And Christ’s reception in Nazareth, His hometown, served as an illustration of this point.
Take notice of the reaction of the audience as soon as possible.
The idea that their neighbor, Jesus, may be the Messiah was rejected by many who lived there.
What caused them to fail?
It is because Christ is truly the Messiah and the will of God will not be thwarted that we are here. And it will not be His intention to punish those who reject Christ in any way. If you are unrepentant and disbelieving, you will be punished. Will you not make your way to the Saviour this morning?
Jesus Rejected in his Hometown of Nazareth
Having an excellent memory has never been something I’ve claimed to have – in fact, I’ve admitted to having the opposite problem. When I need to know something about the history of our church, I turn to one of you for assistance. Though it has been nearly 50 years since my first sermon, I can still recall some of the specifics of that first sermon. The question of whether or not it should be referred to as a “sermon” was something that I recall being debated. During the spring of 1968, it happened on a Sunday evening at the First Bible Baptist Church in Fort Collins, Colorado.
- My recollection of the experience is brief, and I remember having difficulty breathing.
- Alternatively, he inquired, “Did you really mean to say what I assumed you meant?” If that message had to determine whether or not I’d be in the ministry today, it’s a wonder that I’m not currently employed as a field biologist for the United States Forest Service.
- At the very least, there is one similarity.
- And he wasn’t speaking in English, which was frustrating because I was trying to communicate.
- And it appears that no one was perplexed by what He was trying to say, despite the fact that they didn’t agree with it.
- Let’s take a look at the sequence of events that led up to that service in Nazareth.
- John the Baptist chose to live on the periphery of society, almost as a hermit on the banks of the Jordan River, rather than in the center of it.
He was certainly not afraid to call attention to the sins of the country and its leaders.
He also stated that “soon.
Then came Jesus of Nazareth, who was immersed by John the Baptist, which, incidentally, is why he was known as “the Baptist.” The baptism of Jesus marked the beginning of His public ministry.
No, I don’t believe that the infant Christ was a healer or a raiser of the dead.
Instead of relying on speculation, tradition, or superstition, we must base our knowledge of Christ and faith in Christ on the Word of God.
As if a dove had fluttered down to land on a branch of a tree, the voice of the Father was heard from Heaven on that day, and the Holy Spirit descended from Heaven like a dove.
In the wilderness, near eastands south of the Sea of Galilee or more likely east of the Dead Sea, Jesus was confronted with temptation.
Initially, He had two disciples: Andrew and someone else who was not named– most likely John.
It was the Messiah who had discovered him, to be precise, but we will forgive Andrew for the way he spoke because we are guilty of doing the same thing ourselves on a frequent basis.
Consequently, the Lord Jesus had a small group of disciples within a short period of time.
As a result of this miracle, the Lord Jesus became the first person to ever perform one on record.
Because He had never done so before, He didn’t have the slightest hesitation in performing the miracle.
Immediately following that marriage, He traveled to Jerusalem for His first Passover, which followed His ordination and the purification of the Temple grounds.
As a result, in John 3, Jesus came face to face with Nicodemus.
As a result, this is Christ’s very first sermon that has ever been recorded.
It wasn’t quite the catastrophe that my own sermon had been, but it certainly created havoc in the minds of those who heard it!
Then inverse 22–”And all bore witness to him, marveling at the gracious words that came out of his mouth.” “Isn’t this the son of Joseph?” they inquired.
Nevertheless, he went his own way after passing through their midst.” The Nazarenes attempted to stone the Lord to death before He could finish his message completely.
The SYNAGOGUE SERVICE that Jesus was attending, however, must first be addressed.
He was not a priest in the traditional sense of the phrase.
Although he hailed more from royalty than from the priesthood, Jesus was descended more from the royal line than from the priesthood.
In light of this, why has He been granted access to scriptures and the ability to give sermons.
Alfred Edershiem, an internationally recognized expert, stated that the following was the order of Jewish temple service.
This came from the books of Numbers 15 and Deuteronomy 6 respectively.
As the LORD our God says, “There is one LORD,” so must we love him with all our hearts, all of our souls, and with all of our might.” “Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD,” and we must love him with all our hearts, souls, and strength.
An unauthorized reading of a brief section of the law followed.
Protestantism has always attempted to imitate the Jews, as evidenced by the fact that the Anglican denomination and others organize and divide their worship services in a manner similar to that of the synagogue services (Anglican denomination and others).
After that, a section of the prophets was read, and then the sermon began.
The speaker was usually scheduled ahead of time, but if a prominent rabbi showed up unexpectedly, he might have been asked to give a brief speech.
Here’s where things get really interesting.
This was the local lad who had been causing quite a stir in the city recently.
He had most likely been a member of THIS synagogue for the majority of his life, and therefore everyone recognized him.
Thus, He was tasked with reading from the prophets and adding a few words of encouragement or explanation.
Instead of rehashing quotes from other authors, his message was delivered in a voice that was entirely his own.
Whether Isaiah 61 was the scheduled scripture for that day, or whether Christ chose it on his own initiative, would be fascinating to learn more about the event.
Few hearts and minds would be captured by such a move.
Interestingly, Jesus enjoyed preaching from the books of Isaiah and Deuteronomy in particular.
Even in the midst of a battle with Satan, Jesus was able to quote scripture.
Before the Lord made His application, they weren’t nodding their heads in agreement with God’s Word.
” In approachingthis text, there are two approaches to consider: secular and spiritual.
To be honest with you, we would ordinarily agree with them because we are believers in a literal interpretation of the Bible.
All of the scriptures are interconnected with one another, and they should all be interpreted in the same light.
Given that the primary focus of Christ’s ministry was on meeting the needs of others, we should consider doing the same.
As a result, that interpretation is incorrect, as was the case with Jesus’ ministry and intent.
As a result, this was in stark contrast to how the people of Nazareth had previously heard this scripture read aloud.
Unless he receives direction and power fromthe Holy Spirit, no one should minister the Word of the Lord.
This unction, this “charisma,”– this anointing– was required and possessed by even the Son of God.
In the way the Spirit touches people’s hearts – whether in blessing or condemnation – it is experienced as a blessing.
It has a spiritual and emotional component to it, as well.
During the baptism of Jesus, the Holy Spirit descended upon Him, enabling Him to carry out His ministry effectively.
In other words, that ministry was about bringing the GOOD NEWS, the gospel of the Kingdom of God, to people.
military personnel arriving with sacks of grain to distribute to decimated civilians may come as a breath of fresh air to hungry Muslim or African communities.
A leper’s spirits may be lifted by the promise of a medical doctor.
Aside from the true gospel, which deals with eternity and the forgiveness of sins, there is no genuine good news to be found anywhere else.
For those of us who are familiar with poverty, it is represented by the swollen belly of a dying Somali baby, or something along those lines, Most likely, you missed the fact thatIsaiah didn’t say “poor”– he said “meek,” which is a different word.
It isSPIRITUAL poverty – humility before God, just as He taught in His Sermon on the Mountain.
Moreover, He came to restore hope to those who were grieved.
In no way, shape, or form do I believe that Christ wishes His people to be depressed.
Deliverance to the imprisoned and captives was the purpose of Christ’s ministry.
There are slaves of sin and Satan in this context.
“Jesus did not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance,” the apostle Paul writes.
Because of this, Satan says, “the God of this world has blinded the minds of those who do not believe, lest the glorious gospel of Christ should shine upon them.” As the Lord’s acceptable year approaches, Christ Jesus was commissioned to preach it.
I was thinking about the Jewish Year of Jubilee when I had this thought: As a result of my research, I was given the number Luke 4 as a reference.
What Christ was implying in His sermon was that God was extending a new period of grace to humanity.
Also in II Corinthians 6:2, we find the word in a superlative form.
“Behold, now is the(extremely)acceptable time, and now is the day of salvation,” the prophet says.
Because night is approaching, today is the acceptable time; today is the day of salvation.
A physician is only required by those who are sick.
Consider the following statement by the Savior.
Consider your plight and spiritual demise in the process.
Make sure you don’t make the same mistake as the ignorant Nazarenes, who rejected Jesus as their Messiah.
After the acceptable year of the Lord, according to Isaiah, there will be a day of vengeance from our God.
That’s because when he said, “This day is the fulfillment of this saying in your ears,” he would have said only half truth.
The day of grace has not yet come for you, nor has the day of vengeance arrived for your misdeeds.
Furthermore, someone in this room will bear the brunt of Almighty God’s wrath.
Your stubbornness in turning your back on Christ, on the other hand, will result in God’s wrath.
It’s not just a case of God being forgotten.
I can assure you that your sin will not go unpunished.
As a result, His offer of peace has been spit upon by so many.
Christ’s reception in Nazareth, His hometown, served as an example of this.
Pay close attention to how people are reacting.
But it was the notion that their neighbor, Jesus, may be the Messiah that they rejected.
Is there a reason why they didn’t succeed?
The punishment of those who reject Christ is not His intention. If you continue to be unrepentant and disbelieving, you will be severely punished. I’m wondering if you’ll be able to come to Christ this morning.
Sermons about Jesus In The Synagogue
- Based on 3 ratings| 5,734 views based on 3 ratings An examination of Jesus’ preaching in Luke 4:42-44 will demonstrate to us the importance of reacting to Jesus’ preaching in our lives. Scripture When Jesus was in the region of Galilee, Luke began recording the events of Jesus’ public ministry. “Who is Jesus?” was the fundamental question that Luke posed and answered. Luke began by delivering a synopsis of Jesus’ mission in Galilee before moving on to other topics (4:14-15). Following that, he used Jesus as an example. click here to find out more Scripture: Luke 4:42-44
- Church of Christ
Preach The Gospel, Says The Lord
- Based on 6 ratings| 4,410 views based on 6 ratings The announcement in the synagogue by Jesus that he is the Messiah, as well as the fulfillment of the prophesy, were both significant events. Isaiah 61:1-2a tells us that the Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim the good news to the people. This week, we will discuss Jesus’ entry into the Synagogue in Nazareth after his 40 days in the wilderness, and how he fulfills the prophesy. click here to find out more Luke 4:14-20, Luke 4:18-19
- Christian denomination: Methodist
- Based on 277 user reviews| 18,813 page visits On SabbathTrinity 11Bale 26-08-01, two cripples, yes two, came to Jesus shortly after the synagogue and met him. This is their narrative. Prejudices against the Sabbath (Luke 13:10-17). The film Chariots of Fire, which was released in 1981, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture. Eric Liddell is a dedicated athlete who competed against Harold Abrahams, a man of the world, at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. click here to find out more Scripture:
- Anglican denomination
- Luke 13:10-17
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7 When Jesus Came To ChurchSeries
- Based on 4 reviews| 7,743 views based on 4 reviews What would happen if Jesus showed up at your place of worship? One day, Jesus went to the synagogue and used the opportunity to demonstrate his authority in a dramatic way. This sermon looks at how Jesus demonstrated that He was the Son of God by His power in teaching as well as His control over demons in this lecture. 7 When Jesus Visited the Church (When Jesus Visited the Church) Series: Mark Chuck Sligh is a musician and songwriter. The date is February 2, 2020. NOTE: If you would like a PowerPoint presentation for this sermon, please contact Chuck Sligh at [email protected] Please include the title of the sermon as well as the Bible passage in order for me to locate the sermon in my archives. TEXT: Thank you for turning in your. click here to find out more Scriptural reference: Mark 1:21-28. Religious affiliation: Baptist.
The Amazing Jesus
- The sermon provides a clear understanding of the incredible miracles that Jesus does as a result of one’s faith. That is very incredible. The Miraculous Jesus Mark 5:21-431 is a passage from the Gospel of Mark. As recorded in the gospel of MarkA, people referred to him as “the Amazing Jesus.” The people at Capernaum were startled by Jesus’ teaching because he taught them as one who had authority rather than as the teachers of the law, according to what they claimed after he taught thereB. (1:22). C. “The.find out more Scriptural text is Mark 5:21-43
- Denomination is United Methodist.
I Know Him So Well
- Based on 3 ratings| 1758 views based on 3 ratings A faithful disciple is one who has made a decision based on his acceptance of the person of Jesus, His teachings, and his actions, rather than on any other consideration. INTRODUCTIONHow did you feel when you first encountered Jesus? Did you get to know him personally, comprehend his ideas, and believe in his works on the first day you heard about him? Do you consider yourself to be a sincere disciple? Proposition: A real disciple is the one who made a decision based on his acceptance of Jesus as His own person and as such became His disciple. click here to find out more Biblical text is found in Luke 5:1-5, and the denomination is Baptist.
The Paradox Of God
- Because we serve an unchanging God who brings about change, the church is the group that resists it the most – in our lives, in our thinking, and even in our worship. People are averse to change. Introduction We are all familiar with the old proverb “Familiarity breeds disdain,” which dates back to the time of Publius the Syrian in the second century BC. And, as we learned in this morning’s Gospel reading, this occurred to Jesus when he returned to his hometown of Nazareth. I didn’t do it. click here to find out more Scripture: Luke 4:14-30
- Church of England: Anglican
Let Go Let God
- The following is based on 34 ratings| 17,153 views A discourse for the Fifth Sunday after the Feast of the Three Kings. The fifth Sunday after the Feast of the Three Kings “Let Go and Let God” (Mark 1:29-39) 29 And he immediately left the synagogue and went into the house of Simon and Andrew, where he saw James and John for the first time. 30 Simon’s mother-in-law was now unwell with a fever, and they quickly informed him of her condition. 31 And he arrived and seized what he wanted. click here to find out more Sacred Scripture: Mark 1:29-39
- Christian denomination: Lutheran
Hated For HealingSeries
- 33 reviews | 17,153 views based on 34 ratings An homily for the fifth Sunday after the Feast of the Three Kings The fifth Sunday after the Feast of the Three Kings (also known as the Feast of the Four Kings) “Let Go, Let God” (Mark 1:29-39) 29 And he immediately left the synagogue and entered the residence of Simon and Andrew, where he was joined by James and John for the night. 30 They promptly informed Simon of the illness of his mother-in-law, who had been suffering from a fever. 31 He arrived and took anything he could get hold of. see this page for further information Sacred Scripture: Mark 1:29-39
- Religious affiliation: Lutheran
Today This Scripture Is Fulfilled
- The following is based on 4 ratings| 3,634 views “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled,” Jesus says on the third day of the feast of the Epiphany (C). Believers are empowered by God’s Spirit to share God’s message with the world. “TODAY, THIS SCRIPTURE HAS BEEN COMPLETED.” (Outline) EPIPHANY 3-Luke4:14-21 (Thursday, January 25, 2009) INTRODUCTION: As the fulfillment of God’s promises, our Lord Jesus Christ came to this world and lived among us. Jesus also came as the Word became flesh, which is another way of saying the same thing. We’ve gathered around this very living word as a community. click here to find out more Scripture: Luke 4:14-21
- Christian denomination: Lutheran
Amazed By Jesus
- The following is based on 15 ratings| 9,298 views The fourth Sunday after the Feast of the Three Kings (Epiphany): Jesus is a miracle worker! He astonished many with both his teachings and his actions. Is he a source of fascination for you? Many years ago, in the confines of a barracks room, a young sailor made the decision not to go out with his pals to celebrate their birthdays. He spent the evening reading the Bible, and more especially, the Gospel of John, which he had just finished. The room was mostly black, with the exception of the light from the little study desk at the far end of the room. Up. click here to find out more Scripture: Mark 1:21-28
- Christian denomination: Lutheran
Connected With Destiny
- 2 reviews | 4,204 views based on 3 ratings A thought-provoking sermon on the subject of destiny. DESTINYA AND I HAVE A DIVINE CONNECTION As a result, he received the book of the prophet Esaias in his possession. And when he opened the book, he was able to locate the page where it had been written. Luke 4:17 (KJV) Every person in life requires something to be handed into his or her hand in order to fulfill their destiny. We’re still on the lookout. click here to find out more Pentecostal denomination
- Scripture: Luke 4:17
- Denomination: Pentecostal
Jesus Many Faces – Jesus’ Ministry And Teaching
In-depth examination of his parables, aphorisms, and end-of-the-world teaching concerning the impending Kingdom of God Shaye I.D. Cohen is Samuel Ungerleider, and he is a writer. Brown University Professor of Judaic Studies and Professor of Religious Studies, respectively THE TEACHINGS OF JESUS As far as we know, did Jesus give a sermon? In any case, what type of sermons did he give and on what topics did he speak? Whenever Jesus talks, one of the most often seen verbs in the gospel narratives is “to instruct.” He instructs his followers, teaches in synagogues, and instructs large groups of people.
- In any case, we have a complicated assortment of items that don’t exactly fit together perfectly this time.
- He is urging Jews to repent of their sins, to prepare for the end of the world or the coming of the Kingdom of God, and to recognize that we must somehow amend our ways in order to be prepared for whatever God has in store for us.
- As well as teaching from the Bible, which he references from chapters such as Isaiah or other books, we see him dealing with the Son of God, whatever that term means precisely, and referring to him as the Messiah or some other redeemer figure of the end times.
- The parables, on the other hand, appear to be a form of social commentary on the world of Galilee, and they are also included.
- When we bring all of these diverse elements together, it’s not a straightforward instance in which we can say, “Jesus came and preached X,” as if X were obvious, consistent, and unambiguous in and of itself.
- And, particularly when you get to Jerusalem, where we have Jesus addressing the priests of Jerusalem and the spectacle of the Temple being cleansed, it might be difficult to figure out exactly what is going on.
- What books of the Bible did Jesus use as a source of instruction?
Jesus appears to have been familiar with many, if not all, of these writings.
In his teaching, Jesus frequently alluded to the Laws of Moses, which we understand to be the Pentateuch, or the five volumes of the Torah, as well as to the predictions of Isaiah and passages from the Psalms, among other things.
The most crucial point to realize is that Jesus is not reading from the New Testament, and he is not preaching from the New Testament in the traditional sense.
Jesus’ statements were either his own, or they were common knowledge, or they were quotations from the Hebrew Scriptures, namely the five books of Moses, the Torah, or more specifically, the prophet Isaiah or the book of Psalms, which he was alluding to and explaining in his own words.
And it is only much later, in fact, that we begin to see the formation of the writings that you and I refer to as the gospels, or what you and I refer to as the New Testament, respectively.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at DePaul University, John Dominic Crossan THE TEACHING OF JESUS ON THE KINGDOM OF GOD The kingdom of God is at the heart of Jesus’ teachings and teaching.
Neither the one nor the other.
The term “the kingdom,” if you were to use it in the first century, would have referred to the Roman empire, which was then known as the Roman Empire.
That appears to restrict the significance of what Jesus had to say, since part of his preaching was deemed to be about the Roman Empire; do you believe it is more universal than that, and if so, what you believe?
Compared to other empires that have existed throughout history, the Roman Empire was no worse.
It applies to us as well; if Jesus were present today, we would be Rome.
After returning to his ideology, if that is the correct term, what conclusions do you reach and what do you make of this situation?
In the case of the phrase “the last shall be first and the first shall be last,” which may mean practically anything when taken out of context, it can mean almost anything when taken in context.
In the context of an occupied country, a Jewish homeland controlled by the Romans, and the urbanization of lower Galilee, phrases like “fortunate are the impoverished” take on a sharp religio-political edge and are not quite as puzzling as they appear to us.
And both of these are effective methods of imparting knowledge to the general public.
And the parable is really just a method of asking folks to stop and ponder.
Jesus narrates a parable about a person who takes a mustard seed and puts it in the ground, and it grows up to be a large tree, or at the very least a bush; in plain English, it is referred to as a weed, though.
The Kingdom, it is presumed, is like this, and you must find out how to get there “What’s it like to be there?
However, you just said that it is a large weed.
Why such a large weed?
It’s quite risky out in the fields.
We are attempting to keep things under control.
The audience, in a sense, is warring with themselves and responding to Jesus in exactly the way that he desires it to be.
However, the problem is that this is a highly provocative, if not bizarre, picture for the Kingdom to be associated with.
“What exactly is going on here?” Is this something that only Jesus can do?
His actions are nothing more than the narration of a completely typical narrative.
“This is how it is in the Kingdom of God.” Now you have to ask yourself, “I understand the tale, but how on earth is the Kingdom of God structured in this manner?” As the hearer, it is your responsibility to do so.
The goal of the tale, I believe, is to make this point clear.
When you teach through parables, you open yourself up to interpretation.
If you give them a tale, you’re leaving yourself open to interpretation, which is unavoidable in this situation.
Michael White is a scholar who specializes in religious studies.
The period could have been as short as a few months or as long as three years, depending on which gospel you read; however, if we take the smaller version of the story, if we take the more limited historical perspective that Mark’s gospel provides us, for example, Jesus appears to have begun preaching in the Galilee.
And he has some dealings with farmers and city dwellers, but that’s about all we hear about him.
He was often regarded as a “wonder worker.” He goes about a bit, although he spends the most of his time in Galilee.
Consequently, for the most part, the geographical frame of reference for Jesus’ life is restricted to the Galilean milieu, at least according to Mark’s gospel.
The historical context of these two accounts does not fit together very well, and we must use extreme caution while describing Jesus’ life and teachings on the cross.
What exactly can we tell you?” After that, you may start talking about how the stories progressed and how they came to be.
Finally, we don’t know much about Jesus’ life except that he was well-known, that he had some type of following, that he finally traveled to Jerusalem, where he was caught and subsequently crucified.
Because his life was considered significant, the gospels fill in the rest of the story with references to him. However, from the minimalist perspective of the historian, it is a life that we will not be able to fully comprehend until after his death.