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Archive for October 10th, 2014

Wrapping up our series: The Works of the Ministry

Our foundational scriptures: Luke 4.1-22; Ephesians 4.12

In Luke 4.1-22, we see Jesus return from the desert, go to his synagogue, read from the scroll Isaiah (today known as chapter 61.1-2a), then tell those present this prophecy has been fulfilled in their hearing. This is why Jesus came to the Earth. This is the work of ministry.

Luke 4.18-19: specifics

  • Anointed by God with the Spirit of God upon him
  • Preach the good news to the poor
  • Proclaim liberty to the captive
  • Recovery of sight to the blind
  • Set at liberty those who are oppressed
  • Proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor

These are the works of the ministry Paul mentions in Ephesians 4.12; saying the saints would do this.

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