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Luke 4:14-21


How Scripture Is Fulfilled


January 27, 2019

Third Sunday after Epiphany

Lectionary Year C


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ASK   (a.k.a The On-Ramp)

  • Good morning!
  • Have you ever had a parent or teacher say, "Are you listening to me?"
  • Or maybe they were a little bit upset and so they said, "What did I just tell you?"
  • But if they REALLY want you to listen (because you probably haven’t been earlier) they then say your first, middle, and last name before saying what they want you to hear…
  • Ever have any of those things happen?


TELL    (a.k.a. The Freeway)

  • I ask you these questions to remind us that SOMETIMES, just sometimes, we don't always listen.
  • And other times, though we might hear what a person is saying, we don't always act on what those people are telling us.
  • And guess what -- adults do the exact same thing.  
  • Which is why in today's scripture story, Jesus is telling the people that the good news that he's reading in the scripture will be fulfilled in their hearing.
  • What Jesus means when he says this is this: If the people would listen to and then DO what they hear being read in the scripture passage, then the good news would actually happen.


SHARE the Good News   (a.k.a. The Destination)

  • The good news we hear would actually happen in today’s scripture story is this:
  • People would be able to see clearly
  • The not-free would be free
  • Everyone would know and remind each other of God's favor and love
  • Sounds pretty good, doesn't it?
  • In other stories, someone who we see making those things actually happen is Jesus.
  • So, Jesus is fulfilling scripture.
  • But, fulfilling scripture isn’t supposed to be a one time thing.
  • Which is why Jesus is telling the people that they need to fulfill scripture by hearing the scripture and then doing it.
  • And, this is also why Jesus invites us to follow  him and learn from him how to be like him.
  • Because, when we follow Jesus, we learn from Jesus how to fulfill scripture, just like he does.
  • In other words, we learn to better listen to God and better understand scripture, which helps us to better share God's healing, love and forgiveness with each other.
  • And, when we do THAT, scripture certainly is being fulfilled and the good news is happening.
  • That’s the Good News for today. Let’s pray.


CLOSING Prayer

  • This is a repeat-after-me prayer.

Dear God,
Dear God,

Thank you for Jesus…

Thank you for Jesus…


…who helps us …

…who helps us…


…to better hear you…  

…to better hear you…   


…and better understand you.

…and better understand you.  



Amen



Originally posted January 20, 2013

Updated on January 6, 2019

This children’s sermon was written and edited by Nathanael Vissia



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