The Mission of Jesus

posted in: Sermon | 0

Lukas 4:14-30 | Pdt. Erick Kartawijaya

Jesus Begins His Ministry (Listen)

14 And Jesus returned in the power of the Spirit to Galilee, and a report about him went out through all the surrounding country. 15 And he taught in their synagogues, being glorified by all.

Jesus Rejected at Nazareth (Listen)

16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up. And as was his custom, he went to the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and he stood up to read. 17 And the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written,

18   “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,
    because he has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
  He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives
    and recovering of sight to the blind,
    to set at liberty those who are oppressed,
19   to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor.”

20 And he rolled up the scroll and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him. 21 And he began to say to them, “Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” 22 And all spoke well of him and marveled at the gracious words that were coming from his mouth. And they said, “Is not this Joseph's son?” 23 And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘“Physician, heal yourself.” What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.’” 24 And he said, “Truly, I say to you, no prophet is acceptable in his hometown. 25 But in truth, I tell you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut up three years and six months, and a great famine came over all the land, 26 and Elijah was sent to none of them but only to Zarephath, in the land of Sidon, to a woman who was a widow. 27 And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of the prophet Elisha, and none of them was cleansed, but only Naaman the Syrian.” 28 When they heard these things, all in the synagogue were filled with wrath. 29 And they rose up and drove him out of the town and brought him to the brow of the hill on which their town was built, so that they could throw him down the cliff. 30 But passing through their midst, he went away.

 

Dalam kuasa Roh kudus, Yesus kembali ke Galilea dan Nazaret untuk melakukan hal-hal yg menjadi misi hidup-Nya di dunia ini.

Apa saja dilakukan Yesus untuk melaksanakan misi-Nya itu?

1. Proclaimed The Gospel (v.15,21)
Yesus mengajar di rumah-rumah ibadat di Galilea dan Nazaret. Semua orang yang mendengar ajaranNya, membenarkan dan heran (v.22; Markus 1:22). Yesus menyatakan bahwa Dia datang untuk memberitakan injil (Markus 1:38). Bagi kita, Roh kudus telah dianugerahkan untuk meneruskan tugas mengajar itu (Yohanes 14:26; 16:8-13). Setiap orang percaya juga ditugaskan untuk itu (Matius 28:19; Kisah Rasul 1:8; 1Petrus 2:9).

2. Fulfilled The Gospel (v.21)
Yesus bukan hanya mengajar tentang injil, anugrah keselamatan Allah (v.18-19), tetapi juga memenuhinya. Dialah Mesias yang dijanjikan Allah itu. Yesus diutus untuk membebaskan tawanan dan yang tertindas (memberi pengampunan dan keselamatan), serta memberi penglihatan kepada yang buta (menjadi terang). Tahun rahmat Tuhan, menunjuk kepada tahun Yobel, dimana anugerah kemurahan Tuhan dinyatakan melalui pembebasan tanah dan budak, untuk kembali ke asalnya. Semua itu menunjuk kepada keselamatan kekal Allah yang digenapi di dalam Yesus.

3. Calling People To Respond To The Gospel (v.25-27)
Semua orang yang mendengar pengajaran Yesus, mereka memuji, membenarkan dan heran, tetapi mereka tidak percaya bahwa Yesus adalah Mesias yang menggenapi janji keselamatan Allah (v.22-24). Bahkan mereka menjadi marah dan berusaha membunuhNya (v.28-30). Mereka telah dibutakan oleh pikiran dan konsep mereka tentang siapa Yesus dan apa yang bisa dilakukanNya. Hanya karena belas kasihan dan anugerah Allah saja, kita bisa percaya Yesus dan menerima keselamatanNya; bukan karena siapa diri kita atau sesuatu yang telah kita lakukan (v.25-27; Yohanes 6:44; 1Korintus 12:3; Efesus 2:8-9).

Yesus menyatakan bahwa Dia datang untuk memisahkan antara orang yang diselamatkan dan yang tidak (v.25-27; Matius 10:34-35). 

Sudahkah kita mendengar dan menyambut injil itu? Tuhan Yesus telah menggenapinya. Sambutlah dengan percaya dan syukur.

Ringkasan kotbah Pdt. Erick Kartawijaya, tanggal 22 April 2018.