Luke 4:31-44 – “The Authority of Jesus”

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Feb 26th.  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 is moving from the person of Christ to authority He possess
  • Jesus demonstrating His authority/Lordship

Through His Teaching – vv. 31-32

Taught them on the Sabbath

  • Who is the most qualified to teach the OT.
    • Taught as if it was His autobiography

Astonished at His teaching… possessed authority.

  • Spoke with confidence and boldness
  • Matthew 7:28-29

Through Casting out Demons – vv. 33-37

In the synagogue

  • Satan had the demonic in the synagogue (doctrine matters in the church)

Demon… cried out with a loud voice

  • Demons knew that in a holy war
  • Fallen angels opposed to the Kingdom of God
  • Satan is the ruler of the unbelieving world. John 8:44, 1 John 5:19

Holy One of God

  • James 2:19 – Demons shudder

Be silent and come out

  • Demonstrating His authority over the demon
  • You…HUSH
  • Now is not the time

And they were amazed at His Word

  • At His teaching, authority, and power

The news spreads

Through Healing the Masses – vv. 38-41

Simon’s house

  • More private and intimate

Rebuked the fever and she began to serve Him

  • Touched by Christ.  Completely. Wholly
  • Response…serve Him

Laid hands on every one of them and healed

  • Personal.  Face to Face

Demons crying out “You are the Son of God

  • Knew He was the Christ

Thoughts on Jesus’ healing ministry:

  • Pointing people to who He is (authority/power)
  • Pointing people to the new birth
    • Ultimate healing
    • From dead to alive.  NEW LIFE
  • Every disease
    • Not live the TV preachers that just heal certain types
    • Jesus heals ALL

Through Fulfilling His purpose – vv. 42-44

I must preach the Kingdom of God

  • Rule and reign of God
  • Demonic
  • Physical

Same today…

  • Satan is opposed to the WORD and the Work of the Kingdom
  • Yet, the Word has the power and authority
  • We are have  the same mission and the protection 1 John 5:18-20

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