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Jesus Rejected At Nazareth!

jesus rejected

Part 1a: 25min


Part 1b: 27 min


Full Message


Main Passages: Luke 4:14-30

“Jesus spoke in the synagogue in His hometown of Nazareth. After He read the words of Scripture, Jesus claimed to be the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy and that His mission was to free people held by various types of bondage and sin. The people in Jesus’ town rejected Him as a prophet and rejected His message of liberation. As followers of Jesus, we should expect to face opposition and experience hostility because of the gospel, but we can also depend on the Spirit’s power to endure.” -The Gospel Project

Theological Theme:

Rejection and opposition do not stop God – Father, Son, and Spirit’s ministry of empowerment.

Christ Connection:

Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote about God’s plan to send a Messiah who would bring good news and redeem people who were in captivity. Jesus read Isaiah’s words and told everyone that He is the promised Messiah who fulfills Isaiah’s prophecy.

Missional Application:

God, through His Holy Spirit, calls us to endure in our mission even when we face rejection from the people closest to us.

“Try and work your home life or business life according to the rule of Jesus Christ and you will find…a continual semi-cultured sneering ridicule; nothing can stand that but absolute devotion to Jesus Christ…Christianity is otherworldliness in the midst of this-worldliness.” –Oswald Chambers

“What a Savior we have in Jesus! Although He faced rejection and opposition, the ministry of the Holy Spirit empowered Him to remain steady in order to complete the mission to seek and save those who were lost. It’s comforting to know that God had not abandoned Israel and that hundreds of years before Jesus was even born, God spoke to the prophet Isaiah to share a message that freedom from sin was coming. Jesus is the fulfillment of God’s promise to redeem people out of the captivity of sin. Now we can find the hope we need to endure when we face rejection and persecution. No matter if it comes from a stranger that we just met or a coworker that we’ve been sharing the gospel with or even a family member who rejects us for our stance for Jesus, may we rally among other believers to encourage them and remind them of Jesus who endured opposition for our sakes! May we reengage with those who have rejected us with the refreshing truths of the gospel of Jesus who is seeking to ransom them from captivity!” – The Gospel Project

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