Luke 7:11-17, The Great Prophet

The sermon text for this Lord’s Day (Luke 7:11-17) tells the story of a miracle unique to the Gospel of Luke. The central point of the story appears in v. 16, “A great prophet has arisen among us.” The Old Testament predicted that God would raise up the ultimate prophet who would speak for Him. The point of this miracle was to demonstrate that Jesus is that Prophet. He is God’s promised Prophet, Priest, and King.