The Gospel Project: Unit 21, Session 2
Jesus Reveals His Mission. Luke 4
Point 1: Jesus Declared He is the Messiah of Isaiah's prophecy.
Jesus comes directly from His ordeal with Satan to begin teaching in Galilee, then into the synagogue in Nazareth. After reading Isaiah 49:8,9 and 61:1,2 He declares His Messiahship.
Even though the prophets had foretold of the Messiah coming, the religious leaders and the people of Nazareth did not "accept" Him. He didn't measure up to their expectations.
Are there ways in which we, today's culture, try to shape Jesus into our "interpretation" of who He is?
Many only want to talk about Christ as Love and a grandmother type loving everyone in spite of their sin, unholy behaviors. But Christ never told folks to continue in their sin; rather He said ,"Go and sin no more."
Isaiah 61:2 NKJV "To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord, And the day of vengeance of our God."
1st coming - offer Salvation
2nd coming - Fulfill God's Vengeance
God is timeless, Jesus is timeless. God gave prophesies to His prophets. These are Truth, these are Complete, and they will all be Fulfilled.
Jesus fulfilled His first Mission provide a Pure Sacrifice to cover SIN. We must accept Him to receive the promise of Eternal Life.
He will fulfill the second Mission as well.