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January 17th Message: Discussion Points

TALK ABOUT IT: Jesus Came for the Broken Hearted

Luke 4:18 to 29

Psalm 147:3

People rejected Jesus’ authority

Luke 4:22 to 29

Luke 4:24 “Truly I tell you,” he continued, “no prophet is accepted in his hometown.”

Luke 4:20 When Jesus sat down, was He finished teaching or was He starting?

Read also: Matthew 5:1; Matthew 13:2; Matthew 23:2

If Jesus was sitting to teach, what do you think He was about to teach them?

Was this a lost opportunity?

What angered the Nazarenes in the apparent compliment Jesus gave to gentiles? Can situations, things, make even Christians arrogant?

Luke 4:30 – Is this a miracle?

Isaiah 53:2 “he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him”

Reading again Luke 4:18 – 19. Describe the different messages of John the Baptist and Jesus of Nazareth.

Why are the messages different?


The conflict within: Luke 4:22

Read Matthew 12:38 – 39: are there similarities between the Nazarenes and the Pharisees? What is the attitude?

Why will Jesus not perform miracles for them?

Miracles were never a stumbling block.

It was always His teachings they could not accept.

Is there a modern analogy?


Jesus leads by example: Jesus heals the broken hearted

1 Peter 2:21

Psalm 34:18

Mark 9:21 – 26

What is the problem of this young boy?

What is the emotional state of his father, his mother?

Why is Jesus response different here than Luke 4?

Psalm 46:1 – 2

Our goal, working with people is to help them find hope, love and salvation in Jesus. Jesus came for people such as these. Jesus came for the brokenhearted.


Patience helping the hurting


The Healer’s Art

· Please listen and hear me

· Sit with me

· Give me a hug

· Please don’t avoid me or ignore me because of my pain

· Be patient with me

· Be there for me


Life is unfair: what is our standard of measurement?

What can we learn, from the life of our Lord Jesus and the lives of other faithful followers of Jesus, about fairness?

Be careful of bitterness and resentment:

Dr. Stephen Diamond defined bitterness as “a chronic and pervasive state of smoldering resentment.” – “one of the most destructive and toxic human emotions.”

Reflecting over how we have been treated unfairly, harbouring the wrongs we have endured will eventually lead to becoming a victim, not of others, not of situations. Victims of ourselves.

Psalm 55:22


Further Reading:

Matthew 5:4

2 Corinthians 1:3, 4

Isaiah 41:10


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