Old Law. New Interpretation." A Sermon by Barrett Owen

In Luke 4, Jesus is in Nazareth, his hometown. He shows up to the Synagogue and interrupts the worship service in order to read scripture. It is an odd theatrical moment for Jesus. He intentionally reads from Isaiah 61 and announces he has come to fulfill the prophecy of Jubilee. Through him, all people will be set free. There is much to learn from Luke 4, but even a surface reading showcases how Jesus intentionally takes an old understanding of law and re-interprets it in a new light.