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October 18 - 24

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West Franklin
700 New Highway 96 W
Franklin, TN 37064 United States

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Sunday October 18, 2020 | Jesus Taught in Nazareth

Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote about God’s plan to send a Messiah. The Messiah would bring good news and redeem people who were broken and hurting. Jesus read Isaiah’s words and announced that He is the promised Messiah.

This Week’s Lesson: Jesus Taught in Nazareth

  • Bible Passage: Luke 4
  • Story Point: Jesus taught that He is the Messiah.
  • Key Passage: John 3:16
  • Big Picture Question: What makes people special? People are special because we are made in God’s image, as male and female, to know Him.

Jesus went to the town of Nazareth where He had lived when He was a boy. Now Jesus was grown. He traveled all around, teaching people about God. On the Sabbath day, Jesus went to the synagogue in Nazareth. The synagogue was a special building where Jews met together to pray, worship, and learn about the Scriptures.

Jesus stood up to read Scripture. He unrolled the scroll of the prophet Isaiah and read: “The Spirit of the Lord is on Me. He has chosen Me to tell good news to the poor. He has sent Me to tell the captives that they are free, to tell the blind that they can see, to free people who have been treated badly, and to announce that the Lord’s favor is on us.” Then Jesus rolled up the scroll. He gave it to the attendant and sat down.

Everyone in the synagogue stared at Jesus. Jesus said, “Today as you listened to Me reading these words, they came true.”
The people said good things about Jesus, and they were amazed at Him. But some of the people in Nazareth had known Jesus from His youth. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked.

Jesus said, “No prophet is accepted in his hometown.” Jesus told the people about times when God used prophets to help people who were not Jews. He reminded them of Elijah and Elisha. When there was a terrible famine in Israel and no rain fell there for three and a half years, plenty of widows in the country needed help. But the prophet Elijah did not help the widows in Israel. Instead, God sent Elijah to help a widow in another land.

And when Elisha was a prophet, many people in Israel had leprosy. They wanted to be healed, but Elisha did not heal them. Instead, he healed a man named Naaman (NAY muhn), and Naaman was from Syria—a country that hated God’s people.
The people in the synagogue were angry. They forced Jesus out of town. They wanted to throw Him off a cliff, but Jesus walked right through the crowd and went on His way.

Christ Connection

Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote about God’s plan to send a Messiah. The Messiah would bring good news and redeem people who were broken and hurting. Jesus read Isaiah’s words and announced that He is the promised Messiah.

Family Starting Points

  • Jesus taught that He is the Messiah.
  • What makes people special? People are special because we are made in God’s image, as male and female, to know Him.

Activity Pages

Family Activity

Craft: Make Cards for Pastor Mike

This week we are learning about how Jesus went back to Nazareth and preached but people rejected him. We have a preacher who preaches in our church almost every Sunday and works very hard for the church.

Make a card to tell Pastor Mike how much you appreciate him and what he does for the church. Send to the church in care of him or drop off at the welcome desk for them to give to him.

Contact

West Franklin
office@westfranklinchurch.com
615-850-3170