Luke In Lent - Luke 4: 14-44

07/03/2019 12:00 pm

Today's podcast for 'Reading Luke in Lent' looks at Luke, Chapter 4: 14-44.

In the previous passage Jesus proclaimed the kingdom in words here it is proclaimed through his actions. As often in Luke there is a parallel between the synagogue in Nazareth and Capernaum. Here they receive Jesus’s word and actions and ecognize that his teaching has authority. At the end instead of rejecting him they do not want him to leave. Whatever people’s reaction Jesus’ mission leads him onwards.

In Capernaum Jesus is shown have power over demons as well as healing those who are ill. Peter’s mother-in-law has a high fever which Jesus cures. The next verse may seem odd but the original hearers would have made the connection between ‘rose’ and resurrection, and anyone who shares in the life of Jesus is called to a life of service.

'Reading Luke in Lent' is a series of simple podcasts for the Lenten season offering a daily reading from St Luke - covering the Gospel from start to finish - from Ash Wednesday to the first week of Easter.


Download the text for the reading here: Luke 4:14-44 60.04 kB


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