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What good teachers do you recall? Was it because of their teaching skills, or other qualities? Why?
And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.
And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” (Luke 4:14-21 ESV)
What do you think Jesus meant when he said, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”?
What do you think Jesus wanted to communicate with his sitting down in silence?
How will you respond to Jesus’ teaching, and the immediacy of it? What signs of God’s kingdom do you see, and what can cause you to delay or ignore taking action?