Luke 4:20-30 – Adult Class

Adult Class: Isaiah’s Good News
The content for this class served as a follow-up to
the sermon titled “Isaiah’s Good News” (Isaiah 61:1-3 & Luke 4:16-21)

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Moe Bergeron

Moe Bergeron, Pastor

Luke 4:20-30 ESV
And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing. 22 And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph’s son? 23 And he said to them, Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, Physician, heal yourself. What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well. 24 And he said, Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land, 26 and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian. 28 When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 29 And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30 But passing through their midst, he went away..


 

THE GOSPEL OF ISAIAH – LUKE 4:16-21

 

INTRODUCTION

I don’t know about you, but there is not a doubt in my mind that Jesus, the Son of God, understood this message as an extra ordinary word from God. For Jesus, Isaiah’s message was worth dying for. So let us 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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