11. Luke 4_16-30


“What is the Gospel?” That’s such a simple question, yet it’s frighteningly easy to get wrong. We’d expect unbelievers to get it wrong and they do, usually answering with various versions of: “Try your best. Be nice. Do good.” That’s not the Gospel. But believers get it wrong too, with their answers also tending to emphasize the human response to the Gospel. “Believe, repent, seek, call, etc…” That’s not the Gospel.

So, what is the Gospel? Who better than Jesus to give us the answer, which he did in Luke 4:16-30, when he preached his first sermon in his home synagogue in Nazareth.