May 20, Reading 3 – Luke 4:16-44


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SAA Notes

Jesus goes to Nazareth only after his reputation has grown a little. Remember this is the town where he presumably built houses, mended the ploughs, put in cupboards for everyone. Can you see any reason for their reaction to what Jesus says? (verses 24-29)

SJA Notes

* Dear God, thank You for Your word to us; that it is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path.

“And he stood over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her, …”

In today’s passage we see Jesus rebuking demons who were possessing humans. They were terrified of Jesus, they knew who He was – And that His power over them was absolute. When He cast them out, they fled.

It is striking then that Mark tells us Jesus rebuked _a fever_.

Here we see that Jesus not only has the authority and power to cast our demons but also to cast out bodily illness.

Even the broken cells and ones and zeroes of the body obeyed Him.

In Hebrews chapter 1 we read of Jesus,

“… And he upholds the universe by the word of his power.”

This is the one who upholds the universe, every aspect of it great and small!

He is the CREATOR God who continues to SUSTAIN.

Praise God for this!

* Father God,

Thank You that in Your steadfast love and forever faithfulness You continue to build Your church, through all the years.

Please help us to preach the gospel in whatever situation You place us in, through our words, deeds and thoughts.


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