“I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance” By Bro Andrew Chua

Read Luke 4:16-29; 5:27-32

In the past 2 weeks we have examined the genealogy of Jesus, and the Person of Jesus.

Matthew traced the genealogy of the Jesus to Abraham: from Abraham to King David, from David to the deportation to Babylon, and from the deportation to Babylon to the Christ. Paradoxically, His enemies mockingly hailed Jesus as the King of the Jews.

John was concerned with the identity of Jesus, and who He is. John’s Gospel begins profoundly at the 1st
verse to say that Jesus Himself is God: “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God.”

John states clearly in plain language, at John 1:14, that God became flesh: “And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son of the Father, full of grace and truth…”
Today we would like to look at some of the observations of Luke. He was a physician (medical doctor). He explains why Jesus had come to us.

Jesus said: “Those who are well have no need for a physician, but those who are sick. I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:31 & 32

Luke describes the incident where Jesus was rejected by His fellow Nazarenes. In His hometown Nazareth, at the synagogue where he had been attending, Jesus said plainly that Isaiah’s prophecy of the Messiah had been fulfilled.