Jesus’s First Sermon


John the Baptist prepared the way for Jesus

Jesus tempted in wilderness by Satan

Now, begins his public ministry in Nazareth, Galilee

Sermon Notes

Jesus was handed the scroll of Isaiah and he began to read…

The first words of Jesus’s first sermon:

The Scripture you’ve just heard has been fulfilled this very day!

The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
for he has anointed me
to bring Good News to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim that captives will be released,
that the blind will see,
that the oppressed will be set free, and
that the time of the Lord’s favor has come

Reflection Questions:

Read Luke 4:18. During his ministry, Christ stressed that the good news, the ‘gospel’, is for the poor (see also Luke 7:22). Why does he say this?

How often has your daily Bible reading been exactly relevant for that day? Can you give examples?