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Sep 08, 2019

What’s This Play All About Anyways?

What’s This Play All About Anyways?

Passage: Luke 4:16-30

Speaker: Dr. Steven Laufer

Series: Center Stage

Category: Sunday Sermons

Keywords: hope, kingdom of god, healing, provision

Early on in his ministry, Jesus shared with people what the theme of his work would be: the coming of God’s Kingdom, and its inclusion of ALL peoples. This was clearly not a popular message in many settings of that day, as is evidenced by the reaction of the audience on this first sermon in Nazareth. People then, as now, wanted to create their messiah with their own ideas and prejudices built-in. But Jesus was not the peoples’ messiah; He was God’s messiah. And God’s Kingdom would exist to redeem people from every walk of life.