Kingdom Come: God Encountering His People
“[Jesus] stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:
“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,
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
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. He began by saying to them, ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’”
– Luke 4: 16b – 21
Jesus came to proclaim a Kingdom, that’s what our study of Luke over the next several weeks is all about. Jesus had encounters with many different people throughout his ministry, including those who would have been considered outside the people of God. Throughout the winter months, we will look at several of these encounters and see how they reveal the heart of Jesus, His kingdom authority, and His power to forgive sins.
We will take a brief break in the middle as we take three weeks to look at what it means to be the local Church and live in unity with our different gifts, but will jump right back in, culminating on Palm Sunday as we look at Jesus encounter with Pilate a His trial. You won’t want to miss it.