When Jesus came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written:
- When was the last time you expected to be welcomed but found people’s reaction to you less than welcoming?
- Is there a difference between joy and happiness in life? What might it be?
- Why do you think Jesus chooses this portion of Isaiah to read in his hometown?
- To whom do you proclaim release, recovery, freedom, and God’s favor? How do you proclaim it to others by your words and actions?