Sermon: Acts 4-6

The 5th Act: Acts 4-6

  • publicFUSE
  • event14/08/2016
  • micRon Irving
  • bookLuke 4:14-21

We pick up the story with the expectant Israelites waiting for God to become King. Jesus's arrival is met with a reordering of creation. In him God is putting the world right. In his death and resurrection Jesus defeats Satan and death thereby ending exile and establishing a new covenant with people. The church lives in this new covenant, the 5th Act, by the Spirit of God bringing God's kingdom to earth eagerly anticipating the final restoration of all things.

Sermon Passage
Luke 4:14-21

14 Jesus returned to Galilee in the power of the Spirit, and news about him spread through the whole countryside. 15 He was teaching in their synagogues, and everyone praised him. 16 He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. He stood up to read, 17 and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: 18 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” 20 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. 21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”