Sermon Summary: In this sermon, we look at the beginnings of Jesus’s public ministry. As he teaches in the synagogue in his hometown of Nazareth he makes a big announcement, declaring that he is the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy. In him, salvation has come to the least, the last, and the lonely.
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Memory Verse: "The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.” (Luke 4:18-19 ESV)
- Read through Luke 4:14-22. We recommend using the questions from the DNA Meeting Guide to help guide your study and discussion of this text.
- Get to the Heart - What does it mean that Jesus is the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy in Isaiah 61? Do you see yourself in Isaiah’s/Jesus’s words? In what ways has he brought redemption to your life?
- Live the Way of Jesus - Eugene Peterson says that in this passage Jesus announces himself as a “trading post”. You bring Him what you have and He will give you what he has. Are there things in your life that you need to bring to Jesus and allow him to redeem? What are they? What does it look like to surrender or repent?