Lent 2015, Led to the Cross: Just keep going

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After Jesus taught in the temple He told his listeners why He would not be performing miracles in Nazareth, and provided Scripture references to substantiate His decision.

 All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this.  They got up, drove him out of the town, and took him to the brow of the hill on which the town was built, in order to throw him off the cliff. But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way. (Luke 4:28-30)

The men in the synagogue were so angry when Jesus told them He would not perform any miracles in Nazareth that they became enraged, threw Him out of His home town as if He were unfit even to be there, and they planned to kill Him.

But he walked right through the crowd and went on his way. (Luke 4:30)

Yet he escaped, because His hour was not yet come: He passed through the midst of them unhurt. Either He blinded their eyes, as God did those of the Sodomites and Syrians, or He bound their hands, or filled them with confusion, so that they could not do what they designed; for His work was not done, it was but just begun; His hour was not yet come, when it was come, He freely surrendered himself. They drove Him from them, and He went his way. He would have gathered Nazareth, but they would not, and therefore their house is left to them desolate. -Adapted from Matthew Henry’s commentary

After His rejection and persecution in Nazareth, Jesus went on His way. That is such an example for us in our own lives. Don’t let persecution deter your journey- just keep going on your way. When you feel like giving up- don’t, rely on Christ to strengthen you and just keep going.

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)

There’s hope for the hopeless
And all those who’ve strayed
Come sit at the table
Come taste the grace
There’s rest for the weary
Rest that endures. -Come as you are, Crowder

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