Luke 4:16-29 (Part 1)

  • By Eddy Duke
  • on Saturday, March 18, 2006
Luk 4:16 And 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. Luk 4:17 And there was delivered unto him the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when he had opened the book, he found the place where it was written, Luk 4:18 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, Luk 4:19 To preach the acceptable year of the Lord. Luk 4:20 And 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. Luk 4:21 And he began to say unto them, This day is this Scripture fulfilled in your ears. Luk 4:22 And 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? Luke 4:16 He Who had glory with the Father before the foundation of the world, had the custom of going to a place of worship on the sabbath day. We, likewise, who pray to a heavenly Father, should not forsake the custom of gathering ourselves in fellowship to honor our Saviour Jesus Christ Who is our Sabbath. (See: Joh 17:5; Heb 4:1-3; Heb 10:24-25) Luke 4:17 Matthew Henry writes that Jesus "taught in their synagogues, their places of public worship, where they met, not, as in the temple, for ceremonial services, but for the moral acts of devotion, to read, expound, and apply, the word, to pray and praise, and for church-discipline

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