"Teach, Fulfill, Pass Through"

February 2, 2013

“Teach, Fulfill, Pass Through”

Blessings Folk!

Today’s reading:

Matthew 13:53-58
Mark 6:1-6a
Luke 4:16-30
John 7:15


What did we learn about Jesus?
  • told parables
  • taught in hometown in synagogue...on the Sabbath
  • had wisdom
  • had miraculous powers
  • carpenter’s son
  • mother named Mary
  • had brothers
  • had sisters
  • hometown offended at Him
  • did not do many miracles in hometown due to their unbelief
  • He did heal a few sick
  • Jesus wondered/marveled/was amazed at their unbelief
  • He knew the truth that a “prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household.”

Luke gives us some detail to what happened on this particular day when Jesus was teaching in the synagogue.

The book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him.
He opened the book/scroll and found where it was written…

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,
To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.

Jesus then declared that this Scripture was fulfilled in their hearing - that day.

The reaction of the folk?
They went from speaking well, wondering at His gracious Words and power to desiring to kill Him.
Jesus was not surprised.

The people knew what He was saying.

They were enraged.
They arose.
They drove Him out of the city.
They led Him to the brow of a hill to throw Him over a cliff.
But, then, Jesus simply “passed through their midst” and went His way.

It was not His time to die.
He simply passed through.

Speaking the Truth will have consequences.
We should trust as Jesus did, knowing that we will not breath one breath more or less than that which has been ordained by Father.