Jesus in Nazareth: A Prophet Not Welcomed in His Own Hometown

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Luke 4 gives the account of Jesus returning to Nazareth, the village where He grew up, following His baptism.  When He arrived, He stood in the synagogue to read the prescribed passage from Isaiah 61 (as quoted by Jesus in Luke 4):

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are oppressed,
To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”

What happened next?  Pick up the account in this 4-minute video from Museum of the Bible:

Indeed, “home” would never really be “home” again for Jesus.

What about you…are you “home” in this world?  The Bible says we are aliens here, and citizens of God’s household (Ephesians 2:19-22).  Just as Jesus was not welcome in His hometown, we are not “welcome” in this world.  Soon and very soon, we will be with Jesus, in our eternal home with Him!

Oh what a day!  Maranatha!

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