Galilean Ministry.

Jesus always entered into a synagogue on the Sabbath day. There he would read and teach from the scriptures. Jesus was a rabbi. Today, the reading schedule in the synagogues have a 1 year cycle. During the second Temple period, the reading schedule was much longer, approximately 3 1/2 years. The correlation of the of the reading schedule and Jesus’ ministry is not happenstance. As Jesus would teach the scriptures in the synagogues, he would go into the streets and perform the Word of God. Jesus said it himself, he came to fulfill the Law and the Prophets, for the Word of God is in thought, word, and deed.
Jesus had lived in Nazareth, one Sabbath he went in to the synagogue. The scribes asked him to read. He read from Isaiah 61:1,2 and then taught the people. Jesus said that this scripture was fulfilled in their sight. At this time every man was looking for the Messiah, Jesus told them plainly who he was. They rejected Him, through their unbelief. He left Nazareth and went to Capernaum, and made it his home, to fulfill the Word of God. Matt.4:13-16; Isa.9:1,2.
As Jesus walked through the countryside by the Sea of Galilee, He began his ministry. Calling his disciples, teaching, healing and meeting all the needs of the people. As He walked he did the Will of God. Matt.4:18-25; Mark 1:14-20; Luke 5:1-11.

Crain Blanchard.

http://www.joseph1637.com

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