Luke 4:20-30

THE GOSPEL OF ISAIAH – LUKE 4:16-21 & ISAIAH 61:1-3

The initial reading was from Luke 4:14-30
The audio for the adult class serves as a follow-up to this sermon.

 

Moe Bergeron

Moe Bergeron, Pastor

Preface: I do not know about you, but there is not a doubt in my mind that Jesus, the Son of God, understood this prophecy from Isaiah as an extra ordinary word from God. For Jesus, Isaiah’s message was worth dying for. So let us within the larger context of Luke 4 take up Isaiah’s message and as we do, let us seek the Spirit’s power to give us a right understanding so that no one in the hearing of this Word from God will reject it and will receive God’s Christ who fulfilled it. As we open this Word from God please pray for those who need His salvation.

 

(Vs. 1a) “THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD GOD IS UPON ME.” 

see  Mark 1:9-11; John 3:34-35

(Vs. 1b) “THE LORD HAS ANOINTED ME TO BRING GOOD NEWS TO THE POOR”
(or the gospel to the meek.)

See Matt. 4:17

(Vs. 1c) “HE HAS SENT ME TO BIND UP THE BROKENHEARTED.”

Consider who the brokenhearted.

See  Psalm 34:18; Psalm 51:17; Ezekiel 36:25-27

(Vs. 1d) “TO PROCLAIM LIBERTY TO THE CAPTIVES”

See Romans 8:33-34; Hebrews 10:12-14

(Vs. 1e) “THE OPENING OF THE PRISON TO THOSE WHO ARE BOUND.”

See Galatian 5:1

(VS. 2a) “TO PROCLAIM THE YEAR OF THE LORD’S FAVOR” 

See Leviticus 25:8-10

(Vs. 2b) “AND THE DAY OF VENGEANCE OF OUR GOD;”

See 2Cor 2:14-16

(Vs. 2c) “TO COMFORT ALL THAT MOURN.”

See  Matthew 5:4

 

(VS. 3a) “TO GRANT TO THOSE WHO MOURN IN ZION”

See Lamentations 1:1-6; Romans 6:20

(Vs. 3b) “— TO GIVE THEM A BEAUTIFUL HEADDRESS INSTEAD OF ASHES”

Consider ashes

(Vs. 3c) “OIL OF GLADNESS INSTEAD OF MOURNING, THE GARMENT OF PRAISE INSTEAD OF A FAINT SPIRIT”

Consider oil and garments

(Vs. 3d) “THAT THEY MAY BE CALLED OAKS OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, THE PLANTING OF THE LORD”

See Matthew 15:13; Matthew 13:6; Psalm 1:3; John 7:37-39; Galatians 5:22; Psalm 1:3-6

(Vs. 3e) “THAT HE MAY BE GLORIFIED.”

See John 17:1-4; Acts 2:22-24

Thought: Is this the same Gospel you communicate to poor and lost sinners?

 

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