JOURNEY TOWARD GENEROSITY—PART 4
“HELPING OTHERS LIKE JESUS!”
Pastor Andy Shaffer—November 17, 2013
Luke 4:14-22—“Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about Him spread through the whole countryside. He taught in their synagogues, and everyone praised Him. He went to Nazareth, where He had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day He went into the synagogue, as was His custom. And He stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. Unrolling it, He found the place where it is written: ‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’ Then He rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on Him, and He began by saying to them, ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’”
Who Jesus Came To Help:
1) The Poor—“The Have Nots”
Luke 4:18—“…to preach good news to the poor…”
2) The Imprisoned—“The Locked Up”
Luke 4:18—“…He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners…”
3) The Blind—“The Shut Out”
Luke 4:18—“…He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind…”
4) The Oppressed—“The Kicked Around”
Luke 4:18—“…He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed…”
Luke 4:18—“…to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
What Jesus Came To Do:
1) Preach Good News!
2) Proclaim Freedom!
John 8:32—“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
3) Restore Sight To The Blind!
4) Release The Oppressed!