Great Texts on Scripture: Luke 4: 16-30

Summer 2008 - Round Table
by Rev. Hughes Oliphant Old

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Editor’s Note: This is the first of a multi-part series by Dr. Hughes Oliphant Old on the biblical roots of Christian worship.

The story of Jesus going to the synagogue in Nazareth tells us about a most important principle of worship: God is glorified when the gospel is preached. For some time after Jesus’ resurrection, the worship of the earliest Christians followed the pattern of synagogue worship as it was celebrated on the Sabbath. We read in the Gospel of Luke concerning Jesus, “On the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom” (Luke 4:16). There Jesus and his disciples joined other devout Jews in the prayers, the singing of the Psalms, and listening to the reading and preaching of the Scriptures…

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