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Jesus rejected at Nazareth

Jesus reads from the prophet Isaiah in the synagogue at Nazareth then is driven out of the town for the comments He makes.
Contributed by LUMO project
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Jesus was in the town of Nazareth where He had grown up. – Slide 1
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On the Sabbath, as He did every week, He went to the synagogue. – Slide 2
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Jesus sat down with others who had come to worship and learn. – Slide 3
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When it was time to read the scriptures He stood up and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. – Slide 4
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Jesus unrolled the scroll, found the place and then started reading (Isaiah 61:1-2). – Slide 5
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‘The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because He has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. – Slide 6
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‘He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind ... – Slide 7
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‘... to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’ – Slide 8
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Then He rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. – Slide 9
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The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were on him. – Slide 10
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Jesus then announced, ‘Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.’ – Slide 11
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‘Isn’t this Joseph’s son?’ they asked. – Slide 12
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‘You will quote the proverb: “Doctor, heal yourself!”’ Jesus said, ‘And you will demand that I do miracles in Nazareth just as I have done in Capernaum. No prophet is accepted in his hometown.’ – Slide 13
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‘There were many Jewish widows in Elijah’s time, during a severe famine. But Elijah was sent to foreign widow at Zarephath in Sidon. There were many in Israel with leprosy in the time of Elisha the prophet, yet not one of them was healed – only Naaman, who was a Syrian.’ – Slide 14
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Everyone in the synagogue was furious when they heard this and they chased Jesus out of the building. – Slide 15
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Then they drove Jesus out of the town ... – Slide 16
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... to the edge of a cliff on which the town was built. – Slide 17
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They intended to throw Jesus over the cliff to His death. – Slide 18
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But Jesus turned ... – Slide 19
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... and walked through the angry mob and went on His way. – Slide 20
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