Luke – The Gospel of Repentance, Reparation, Reconciliation, Restoration, & Redemption

Luke 4:16-21 and Isaiah 61:1-2 (ESV)

16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
because he has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
and recovering of sight to the blind,
to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”

1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to bring good news to the poor;
he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim liberty to the captives,
and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
and the day of vengeance of our God;
to comfort all who mourn;

Passages noted in this sermon:
Luke 1:1-4 Theophilus the P.I.
Luke 1:16-17 Prophecy about the two-fold ministry of John the Baptist
Luke 3:10-22 Ministry of John the Baptist & the baptism of Jesus
Luke 4:14-30 Thesis of the Lukan gospel (cf. Isa 61:1-2)
Luke 6:20-49 Sermon on the Plain (vs. Sermon on Mount in Matthew 5-7)
Luke 9:28-56 Transfiguration of Jesus (New Moses & New Elijah)
Luke 19:1-10 Zacchaeus – one of few people who gets Jesus
Luke 21:5-38 Destruction & Redemption