There is power in God’s Word. His Word moves us. His Word gives us faith. Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who taught the people, sanctified the whole congregation by the reading and the preaching of God’s Word. When Jesus opens His mouth to preach, gracious words flow from His lips. For Christ was anointed by the Spirit of the Lord “to proclaim good news to the poor, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor”. Although His Word is rejected by the people in His hometown, there is no less power in it. For all believers, baptized into the body of Christ there IS forgiveness and salvation. As the body of Christ we share this salvation and serve others, each having our own purpose and blessings to share, but all working together to grow the kingdom through Jesus Christ and His saving work on the cross.