Good News (Luke 4:14-44)
Sunday with your kids
Lesson summary: Jesus announces the good news: The words of the prophets are fulfilled in His coming.
In our bible story we learned:
1. The good news is announced.
2. From marvel to murder.
3. The kingdom advances.
Where is the Gospel?
How does today's Bible story fit into God's greater plan of redemption?
Through the mocking voices of the demons we discover Jesus’ true identity. Jesus is no mere man; he is the Son of God, the Holy One of God, the Christ. Like the prophets of old who anointed new kings with oil, Jesus is anointed by the Holy Spirit (Luke 4:18) as the final King of Israel. As King, God’s anointed one, the Messiah, Jesus would bring the greatest freedom Israel had ever known. Israel’s kings of old conquered evil, pagan nations, Jesus, however, would conquer evil itself. Jesus conquered disease; Jesus conquered demons; and soon, by going to the cross and taking the punishment for our sin, Jesus would conquer sin and death and rise on the third day in the greatest victory won by any of Israel’s kings. Then, no power of hell or scheme of man could ever snatch those who put their faith in Jesus out of his hand (John 10:28). That is good news indeed.
Family Discipleship - "Time" in the Home
Continuing on in the New Testament, we are on week 10 which starts on page 70 in the Old Story New devotional.
Pray about it! Praise King Jesus and give thanks for belonging to his kingdom!
Check out the highlighted portion on the bookmark below to see what we will recite in our Gathering Sunday, April 7th.