Luke's Gospel: Stories

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Background to Luke: Jesus Rejected from Nazareth

Luke 4:16-30

Ø  Jesus went to Nazareth - he was brought up there

Ø  It was the Sabbath and he went to the synagogue

Ø  He stood up to read and was handed the scroll of Isaiah.

Ø  He read: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me because he has CHOSEN ME… to give the good news...”

Ø  He rolled up the scroll and then he said: “This passage of scripture has come true today, as you heard it being read”

Ø  The congregation were well impressed and marvelled.

Ø  Someone said “isn’t he the Son of Joseph?”

Ø  Jesus replied: “prophets are never welcomed in their home town”

Ø  After saying a few more things, the crowd was filled with anger.

Ø  They wanted to throw him off a cliff, but he just walked away.

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Background to Luke: The Introduction

Luke 1:1-4

  •   “Dear Theophilus” – written to a lover of God
  •   “I thought it would be good to write an orderly account for you … so that you will know the full truth” – reason why Luke wrote the Gospel


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Salvation: The Birth of Jesus is Announced

Luke 1:26-38

  • Elizabeth was in her sixth month of pregnancy
  • Angel Gabriel came to Nazareth 
  • This message was for a young woman promised in marriage to Jospeh, a decendant of King David
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