Message: Listen to God
March 13th, 2016
How often have you wanted a reset button, to be free of all the guilt binding you? Those who hear God’s word can be set free! In Isaiah 61, we read of the year of Jubilee, a period in which all debts were cancelled and those who have been defeated by the circumstances of life could be given a fresh start. We hear these words again in Luke, where Jesus proclaims to be the ultimate fulfillment of this promise, to free those bound by sin. In listening to God, we receive this freedom, unsurpassable peace, and an eternal crown replacing all mourning.
Isaiah 61:1-3 (ESV) – “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring the good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn; to grant those who mourn in Zion – to give them a beautiful vengeance of instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the garment of praise instead of a faint spirit; that they may be called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he may be glorified.”
Luke 4:21 (ESV) – “And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
Philipians 4:7 (ESV) – “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
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