Summary: Here’s a good definition for Characteristic: A feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify it.
Characteristics Luke 4:16-21NKJ
Jessica Hagy speaking at Pop! Tech 2007, gives 10 Characteristics of very interesting people: Adventurous, Generous, Active, Strange, Caring, Humble, Daring, Original, Brave, Self-assured
Here’s a good definition for Characteristic: A feature or quality belonging typically to a person, place, or thing and serving to identify it. Jesus the Son of God had defining characteristics, so let’s read about them.
So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read. 17 And He was handed the book of the prophet Isaiah. And when He had opened the book, He found the place where it was written:
18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.” 20 Then He closed the book, and gave it back to the attendant and sat down. And the eyes of all who were in the synagogue were fixed on Him. 21 And He began to say to them, “Today this Scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
Remember Jesus had just experienced a defining moment while in the wilderness for 40 day’s and night’s tempted by satan; Therefore, during His departure from this desert climate, wisdom, authority and power from the Holy Spirit brought out Jesus’ characteristics to the surface.
Look at verse 1 again, Jesus was compelled to go back to Nazareth a very simple place, lowly and humble- His home town. (The NLT say’s, Jesus’ boyhood home.)
Remember this, Defining moments come into your life among the common and ordinary. Everyone thinks, “Awe, when I arrive, ‘I’ll show them!”
God say’s- Begin in your back yard! Presently, seek God for change, Ask Him to encircle your life now, give you a loving Spirit- a victories attitude.
Victorious Attitude by James Kisner
You cannot win the race, unless you follow through.
You cannot blame the others, for it all depends on you.
You cannot win the battle, if you do not raise your sword.
You cannot claim a victory, if there is no reward. You cannot shape the future, if you wait until it's here.The future has no purpose, if you live today in fear. Your future lies within your hand, to do with what you may. For tomorrow brings results, of what you've done today.
The choices that you make today, reflect the life you seek.
But first of all, the seeds are sown, before the gardener reaps. The future's like a lump of clay, you hold within your hand. As time goes by, the clay gets hard, so mould it while you can. Failure is an attitude, that haunts the mind of man. But, results will be successful, for the one who knows HE CAN!
In Luke 4:17NLT The scroll of Isaiah the prophet was handed to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where this was written: