Luke 4:14-30 – Rejection at Nazareth

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Feb 19th.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

Luke 4:14–30


  • We know from Johnthat He spent time near Jerusalem immediately after His baptism.
    • John 4:1-4 (Jesus goes to Galilee)
    •  Logical order not chronological
    • Nazareth is His hometown
  • He was in Galilee going from city to city

His Presentation (his ministry) – vv. 14-16

  • Empowered by the Holy Spirit
    • Tempted, Empowered
  • Glorified by all (for what He was doing)
  • Matthew 4:23-25 – His acts of deliverance and healing was proof His was God…(Spirit and Word do it today)

His Proclamation – vv. 17-20

Isaiah 61:1-2 7 & Isaiah 58:6

Bring good news to the poor

  • Spiritual bankrupt

Proclaim release to the captives

  • Ephesians 2:1
  • 2 Timothy 2:26
  • Romans 6:6, 16-20

Restore the sight to the blind

  • Psalm 82:5
  • 2 Corinthians 4:4

Let the oppressed go free

  • Overwhelmed with life
  • Matthew 11:28-30
  • 1 John 5:3

Proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

  • Year of jubilee

Their Reaction – vv.21-30

From acceptance

  • Loved the miracles and experience

To rejection

They rejected the message

  • Turned to them personally
  • The oppressed, the poor, the needy
  • They were the religious… How dare He say they needed to be saved/delivered.

They rejected the messenger

  • They wanted a military deliver
  • Restore our nation… deal with THOSE PEOPLE
  • He was not the Messiah they were looking for (Isaiah 61:2…. They wanted the vengeance)

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