Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Luke 4:14-22 Jesus Proclaims the Gospel

Summary: A theme verse for the book of Luke might very well be Luke 19:10, “The Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” We sing, “He breaks power of canceled sin; He sets the prisoner free; His blood can make the foulest clean; His blood availed for me.”

1. A. In Luke 1:1 through 4:13, we have seen Luke labor to show us Jesus’ credentials, who He is. Now we begin to watch Him seek and save the lost. What happens in this first scene in Luke as He begins His ministry? Luke 4:14-22

B. In whose power does Jesus return to Galilee? For that matter, whose power has been in operation throughout this book of Luke? Luke 1:15, 35, 41, 67, 2:25-27, 3:16, 4:14

C. How can you, a man or woman, boy or girl, live the Christian life? How did Jesus live His life? Luke 4:1, 14, Galatians 2:20, 5:16, 25

2. A. What did Jesus begin to do as His public ministry began? What did He do throughout His ministry? Luke 4:15, 31-32, 5:3, 17, 6:6, 24:27

B. What was central to Jesus’ ministry? How did the people often refer to Jesus? Luke 3:12, 7:40, 8:49, 9:38, 10:25, 11:45, 12:13, 18:18, 19:39, 20:21, 28, 39, 21:7, 22:11

C. Are we all formally teachers (think pastor/teacher)? Are we all called to teach? James 3:1, Romans 15:14, Ephesians 6:4

3. A. At this point in Luke, how do the people react to His teaching? Luke 4:15, 22

B. Where did this teaching take place? What was Jesus’ custom, and the custom of the people? John 1:46, Luke 4:16

C. How about you? Do you regularly gather with God’s people when they gather to worship and be taught the word of God? Do you model this behavior for your children? Hebrews 10:23-25

4. A. What did Jesus do when He was handed the word of God? Luke 4:17-21, Isaiah 61:1-2a

B. This is good news! What can be said about the Gospel in light of the text in 4A? Romans 1:1-2

C. Can you hear the word of God regularly and reject it? Acts 13:26-28

5. A. How is the Gospel described in Luke 4:18-19?

B. To whom is the Gospel directed and what does it offer? II Corinthians 8:9, Ephesians 3:8, John 8:36, 1:4, II Corinthians 3:17

C. Who are “the poor?” Matthew 5:3, Psalm 51:17, Isaiah 57:15, Psalm 34:18 From what do “the captives” need “release?” John 8:34, 36, II Corinthians 3:17 Why do we need “recovery of sight to the blind?” Acts 9:17-20, 26:15-18, II Corinthians 3:16, 4:3-6, Luke 18:41 What does the Gospel do for the “downtrodden?” Luke 4:18

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