Luke 4:42-44
"Fixing Our Focus"

At a time of great popularity, Jesus encounters the agendas of others.  The crowds have plans for him, but then, so does his Father.  In this text we watch as Jesus resists the desires of the masses and determinedly sets out to accomplish the mission his Father has given him, the proclamation of the good news of the kingdom to others as well.  His focus can inspire us to live on mission, but before it does that, it reminds us of our own great need for the good news he proclaimed.