Josh looks at Luke 4 where Jesus comes to Nazareth and teaches in the synagogue. He is handed the scroll, labels a passage in Isaiah 61, and builds His ministry around it. But before Jesus reaches this moment of calling, filled with the Holy Spirit, the Spirit had been at work calling Him "beloved" after His baptism and then testing Him in the wilderness. How open are we to the "pre-work" of the Holy Spirit before we set out trying to fulfill our calling? The worship journey for this week: "Through the example of Christ, discovering what the heart of the Gospel is." Luke 4:14-21; Matthew 3:16-17; Matthew 4:1-11; Isaiah 61:1-2.
January 27, 2019