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AN AMAZING MESSENGER

Posted by Chance Hill Baptist Church on January 3, 2021 at 10:45 AM

Lesson 1 Week of January 3, 2020 Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

Background Passages: Luke 4 Lesson Passage: Luke 4:14-223:1-12

 

"AN AMAZING MESSENGER"

 

UNIFYING TOPIC

 

Call to Proclaim

 

LESSON TEXT

 

I. A Dramatic Reading (Luke 4:14-19)

 

II. A Phenomenal Claim (Luke 4:20-22)

 

THE MAIN THOUGHT

 

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Luke 4:18-19, KJV

 

UNIFYING PRINCIPLE

 

People hear conflicting messages and proclamations all of the time. What message would provide answers to life's deepest problems? The worshipers at Nazareth listened to Jesus' proclamation of justice and compassion and were amazed at his gracious words.

 

LESSON AIM

 

To understand how Jesus appropriates Isiah's words to announce the beginning of His ministry.

 

Life AIM

 

To emulate Jesus' willingness to follow God's agenda for His people.

 

God's Word in Life

 

There was greater political movement in American history for African Americans and many others who longed for changed i American politics, than Barack Obama's victory election speech to thousands gathered in Chicago's Grant Park November 4, 2008. It was a night filled with the hope of a new day when so much skepticism in the past had brougth disappointment to so many. The new young black president-elect electrified his audience with the promise that "change had come." There were to be new jobs, open doors of opportunity once closed to many, the promotion of peace, and pronouncement that the American dream was still alive and well. The address by Obama was coined the "Yes We Can" speech. Sadly, in 2020 many of those who were once lifted by those words, now were wondering if it was all for nothing. With new leadership came skepticism, the once pround moments of national and cultural heritage of America and its relations with African Americans had faded as quickly as it came. Can a mere human bring such needed permanent change into the lives of those who feel hopeless? In today's lesson, for the Gospel of Luke, we learn of a true hope that is both anchored in power from heaven and grounded in a truth that outlasts all formsof falsehood. It is the call and mission of the Messiah. He is both the message and the messenger who delivers the promise of the Lord's favor rather than the Lord's wrath.

 

Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation

 

Okay so before we get into the Scriptures let me talk on the lesson topic: "AN AMAZING MESSENGER" Have you ever heard a message that was so amazing and you recited it, wrote it down, or thought about it constantly, because you just didn't want to forget it? Well Jesus was a messenger that brought messages that the crowds just didn't want Him to stop speaking. Jesus was a perfect messenger with the most blessed message. It doesn't matter how many great messages you have heard or will hear that will be greater than that of Jesus Christ! He was the perfect speaker for any circumstances. His message was His life and His Life was His message (period)! An Amazing Messenger......Preaching is a calling given by and from God. Thats why Luke tell us The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,To preach the acceptable year of the Lord (PERIOD!) Jesus the perfect messenger, as the Christ, the message He preached was the life He lived so He could be the salvation for all (reference from R.H.Boyd) says.Jesu had returned to Capernaum His headquaters of Galilee. Luke shows us Jesus returning to Galilee after being tempted in the wilderness. We should not let our wilderness experience cause us to fall back into bondage we was brought out of. Jesus passed the wilderness experience by speaking the word to satan and His ministry launched publicly. Jesus essence for ministry was phenomenal and was called to proclaim.Luke shows us like us Jesus was tempted. however He uniquely followed Gods call for Him and He was endue with the Holy Spirit. I like what R.H. Boyd says Think about this It take courage to be a messenger for God. Believe it or not, everyone receives a word from the Lord in a positive way. Imagine if it were you, in the shoes of our Savior, while in front of synagogue members. What would you say?

 

 

 

I. A Dramatic Reading (Luke 4:14-19)

 

14And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit into Galilee: and there went out a fame of him through all the region round about.

 

15And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified of all.

 

16And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read.

 

17And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Esaias. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written,

 

18The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

 

19To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

 

II. A Phenomenal Claim (Luke 4:20-22)

 

20And he closed the book, and he gave it again to the minister, and sat down. And the eyes of all them that were in the synagogue were fastened on him.

 

21And he began to say unto them, This day is this scripture fulfilled in your ears.

 

22And all bare him witness, and wondered at the gracious words which proceeded out of his mouth. And they said, Is not this Joseph's son?

 

In Conclusion:

 

Jesus came to seek and save those who are lost. He was not just the Messiah but Jesus was a servant and He served the overlooked, underprivileged, the poor, and the sick. He was guided and carried by the Holy Spirit, that God gave Him when He was baptized by John. He wasn't a selfish leader who reap all benefits for self but He was a neighbor lover! Hallelujah to the Lamb of God!

 

QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION:

 

Do you think a person alone can bring a needed permanent change to the lives of those who feel hopeless? What does this Lesson tell us about Jesus accolades? Have you been called to do a work in this world? Did you receive power from God?

 

CLOSING PRAYER...Lord thank you for sending your son Jesus into this world to be a messenger of you word and a healer for all people. Help us or teach us not to look down on the less fortune or the underprivileged, but with a heart of compassion love those who are less fortune. In Jesus name Amen!

 

 

 

 

 

 

--

Vickie Hill

 

 

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