The Holy City Sermons

Rev. Richard L Tafel

the Jesus Manifesto

June 16th, 2017

The scripture lesson today is taken from the gospel of Luke, the fourth chapter beginning at the fourteenth verse. So the story of Jesus giving what I would say is His inaugural Sermon. I like to think of it as Jesus' manifesto, the first time He's preached. He's been travelling around the countryside, He's been doing miracles which is referenced in the story and He's kind of gotten a name for Himself. So people are excited that He's come back and He comes back and He says a couple things that really piss off people. First He walks in and He says "You've heard this prophecy that this person is going to help the poor, free the captive but you're seeing it in me" It's a really dramatic moment.

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