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Receive God’s unconditional love…then pass it on.

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Luke 4:16-19

Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had grown up, and went according to his custom into the synagogue on the sabbath day. He stood up to read and was handed a scroll of the prophet Isaiah. He unrolled the scroll and found the passage where it was written: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.”

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When Jesus read this passage in the synagogue…he told the people: “Today this scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing” (Luke 4:21).

Basically…Jesus was telling them that he related to being the person that the prophet Isaiah was talking about.

That passage above is his mission statement.

So he’s offering you glad tidings, release from captivity, new sight and freedom.

Which begs the questions: Who or what is holding you captive?

What are you blind to?

What has you confined?

And the second thing is this: If you are a Christian…as in a follower of Jesus…you are also called to his mission.

Each of us has to sit with that passage and ask ourselves: Am I bringing glad tidings to the poor?

Am I proclaiming liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind?

Am I helping the oppressed go free?

Am I proclaiming a year acceptable to the Lord?

This is what we are supposed to do with our lives in whatever small and big ways we can.

May it be so!

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Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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