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Introduction to Israel - by Michael Phillips
Study in Luke - Part 10 of 94
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Luke 4:14-30
Mar 10, 2002 am - Today, with God's help, we'll continue our study of Luke's Gospel. The verses describe the first few weeks of our Lord's public career. Thus far, He's lived quietly-as a baby in Bethlehem, as an exile in Egypt, and as a carpenter's son in Nazareth. Only at the Jordan River, had He gone public, first with the descent of the Holy Spirit, and then with the voice from heaven, "You are My Beloved Son; in You I am well pleased". And that only lasted a few minutes, it seems. Then, into the Wilderness to be alone with His Father-and the devil. But His private life is over. From now on, He'll be the best known--and most carefully watched--man in Israel. Now, on to the story. THE SUMMARY Luke begins with a short summary. After leaving the wilderness, our Lord returns to Galilee (where He's from). He's gone home, but He's not gone back to His old life. He's no longer a carpenter, but now He's a preacher. Who has called Him to the work? God Himself. And not only has He called the Lord to preach, but He's also equipped Him for the work. He comes into Galilee, "In the power of the Spirit". The Holy Spirit anointed Him at His baptism, and now the same Spirit is going to give Him a power that no ... More >>>

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