Setting the Captives Free
Setting the Captives Free (Luke 4:16-30)
Jesus comes to announce liberty and not captivity for all people. In His first formal public message at His hometown He proclaimed a new freedom.
Jesus Announces Liberty for All Captives
He gives liberty to those who recognize their helpless dependence on God. He gives new insight to those who cannot see and new freedom to spiritual prisoners. He lifts burdens that crush. He announces the critical time of God's liberation.
You May Miss His Liberty By Failure to Recognize Him
Some do not recognize Jesus because of familiarity, and some do not recognize Him because of His inclusive ministry. You can experience the freedom that Christ gives. Do not let overfamiliarity with His message keep you from experiencing its power.