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  • 1. JOSEPH’S KID …NO WAY! Luke 4:14-30
  • 2. Luke 4:14-30  (New Living Translation)
    • 14 Then Jesus returned to Galilee, filled with the Holy Spirit’s power. Reports about him spread quickly through the whole region. 15 He taught regularly in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.  16 When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures. 17 The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written:
  • 3. Luke 4:14-30  (New Living Translation)
    •   18 “The Spirit of the LORD is upon me,       for he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor.    He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,       that the blind will see,    that the oppressed will be set free,        19 and that the time of the LORD’s favor has come.”
  • 4. Luke 4:14-30  (New Living Translation)
    •    20 He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the attendant, and sat down. All eyes in the synagogue looked at him intently. 21 Then he began to speak to them. “The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!”
    •   22 Everyone spoke well of him and was amazed by the gracious words that came from his lips. “How can this be?” they asked. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”
  • 5. Luke 4:14-30  (New Living Translation)
    •    23 Then he said, “You will undoubtedly quote me this proverb: ‘Physician, heal yourself’—meaning, ‘Do miracles here in your hometown like those you did in Capernaum.’ 24 But I tell you the truth, no prophet is accepted in his own hometown.
    •   25 “Certainly there were many needy widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the heavens were closed for three and a half years, and a severe famine devastated the land. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them. He was sent instead to a foreigner—a widow of Zarephath in the land of Sidon. 27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, but the only one healed was Naaman, a Syrian.”
  • 6. Luke 4:14-30  (New Living Translation)
    •      28 When they heard this, the people in the synagogue were furious. 29 Jumping up, they mobbed him and forced him to the edge of the hill on which the town was built. They intended to push him over the cliff, 30 but he passed right through the crowd and went on his way.
  • 7. TAKE HOME
    • Sometimes God does mighty stuff right on our doorstep without us seeing it as a work of Heaven.
    • Let’s call him by his real name…not just Wonder Worker, Miracle Man, Good Guy…but Lord!
    • If the shoe fits…don’t toss the salesman off of the cliff!
  • 8. Opening Prayer
  • 9. Announcements
  • 10. Worship
  • 11. IT WAS AN ORDINARY SATURDAY UNTIL THE VISITING RABBI SAW HIMSELF IN THE SCRIPTURES Luke 4:14-21
    • Jesus has returned to his hometown, Nazareth.
    • Elsewhere he popular and praised
    • As a visiting rabbi he takes his turn at the pulpit
    • But what is this? These ancient prophesies were written about him?
      14 Then Jesus returned to Galilee, filled with the Holy Spirit’s power. Reports about him spread quickly through the whole region. 15 He taught regularly in their synagogues and was praised by everyone.  16 When he came to the village of Nazareth, his boyhood home, he went as usual to the synagogue on the Sabbath and stood up to read the Scriptures…
  • 12. JESUS LAUNCHES HIS PREACHING YEARS Luke 3:23-38
    • 3O Years old
    • Thought to be Joseph’s boy
    • A relative of Adam
    • Son of God
    23 Jesus was about thirty years old when he began his public ministry.   Jesus was known as the son of Joseph …   38 Kenan was the son of Enosh.    Enosh was the son of Seth.    Seth was the son of Adam .    Adam was the son of God .
  • 13. HE’S TRULY AMAZING…BUT ISN’T HE JUST THE LOCAL KID, SON OF JOSEPH? Luke 4:22-24
    • Jesus: This is a bit much isn’t it…the long awaited Messiah is the neighbor boy?
    • Jesus: Go ahead say it…”How about a miracle to give us reason to believe your claims.”
    • Jesus: The old saying is holding true once again: Prophets are respected everywhere but close to home.
    22 Everyone spoke well of him and was amazed by the gracious words that came from his lips. “How can this be?” they asked. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?”   23 Then he said, “You will undoubtedly quote me this proverb: ‘Physician, heal yourself’—meaning, ‘Do miracles here in your hometown like those you did in Capernaum.’ 24 But I tell you the truth, no prophet is accepted in his own hometown.
  • 14. TWO STORIES TO STIR UP THE BEES NEST Luke 4:25-27
    • Your stubbornness is so very much like your ancestors.
    • Elijah didn’t get much of a hearing from our folk …instead found faith in the heart of the pagan widow.
    • Elisha had similar results with people of his day …ended up healing Naaman the Syrian.
    • (Implication: Is this happening here in this synagogue today …God’s man rejected again?)
      25 “Certainly there were many needy widows in Israel in Elijah’s time, when the heavens were closed for three and a half years, and a severe famine devastated the land. 26 Yet Elijah was not sent to any of them. He was sent instead to a foreigner—a widow of Zarephath in the land of Sidon. 27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, but the only one healed was Naaman, a Syrian.”
  • 15. YUP! Luke 4:28-30
    • The people in the synagogue drove Jesus out of town.
    • Off the cliff, you trouble maker!
        28 When they heard this, the people in the synagogue were furious. 29 Jumping up, they mobbed him and forced him to the edge of the hill on which the town was built. They intended to push him over the cliff, 30 but he passed right through the crowd and went on his way.
  • 16. OH, THE LEAP OF FAITH…SEEING GOD IN ‘HOMETOWN’ PEOPLE AND EVENTS
    • Our neighbor a prize winning author, President, sport star or Olympian…oh come on, I know the guy.
    • God stepping into our lives and working a wonder in our midst?
    • God answering our prayers and using us to bring about?
    • God anointing one of our folk to work blessings in the neighborhood or world?
    • FOSSILIZED FAITH WILL KEEP US DOING THE SAME OLD THINGS IN THE SAME OLD WAYS
  • 17. GOD WANTS TO STRETCH OUR FAITH
    • Am I able to get out of my rigid ways?
    • Can God move me to see and appreciate new ways of working and communicating?
    • Will Jesus’ words cause me to cut him off or face up to my weakness?
    • Tell me the truth Lord. Convict me, wake me up, open my eyes to what your are ready to do through faithful people.
  • 18. I believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God. I trust Him as my Lord and Savior. Confession
  • 19. Offering
  • 20. Worship
  • 21. Worship
  • 22. Prayer
  • 23. TAKE HOME
    • Sometimes God does mighty stuff right on our doorstep without us seeing it as a work of Heaven.
    • Let’s call him by his real name…not just Wonder Worker, Miracle Man, Good Guy…but Lord!
    • If the shoe fits…don’t toss the salesman off of the cliff!
  • 24. Go, In The Power Of Your Heavenly Father!