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Read Luke 4:14-21


Read Luke 4:14-21

14 Then Jesus returned to Galilee, and the power of the Holy Spirit was with him. The news about him spread throughout all that territory. 15 He taught in the synagogues and was praised by everyone.

16 Then Jesus went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath he went as usual to the synagogue. He stood up to read the Scriptures 17 and was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it is written,

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
   because he has chosen me to bring good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
   and recovery of sight to the blind,
to set free the oppressed
19     and announce that the time has come
   when the Lord will save his people.”
20 Jesus rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant, and sat down. All the people in the synagogue had their eyes fixed on him, 21 as he said to them, “This passage of scripture has come true today, as you heard it being read.”

Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society


Jesus was a popular teacher in the synagogues (verse 15).  In verses 18-21 he starts to reveal that he is more than just a teacher - he is a Messiah - with a specific set of tasks: “Liberty to the captives; sight to the blind; freedom to the oppressed...”


Lord help me to continue the ministry that you have begun.

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