All Things Good

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Sarah Capehart
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November 28, 2014
Dr. Henry Spruill

The Galilean Ministry Of Jesus Essay The greatest portion of Jesus ministry was conducted in the region of Galilee. Jesus set-up the north shore of the Sea of Galilee called Capernaum, as his meeting quarters. Here He hand-picked and called his first disciples who at the time were fishermen to follow after Him. After heeding and accepting the call to follower Jesus John, Simon, Andrew and James were set to do His bidding. The start of Jesus ministering was speaking of the kingdom of heaven (Matt 4:17), thus indicating his own death and sufferings among a passionate crowd. He began his traveling over Galilee, healing and teaching according to Mt. 4:23; Mk 1:39, this also speak of His healing a man that was plagued with lepers Mt. 8:2 (Bible, 2005). But His first miracle was turning the water into wine at a wedding Jn 2:1-11, (Thomas, Gundry, 1984). When he decided to go back to Capernaum there was a paralyzed man, whose friends carried him for Jesus to heal, but because of the crowds were not able to reach him, so his friends made and opening in the roof and lowered him down where Jesus was sitting for him to be healed. When Jesus saw their faith he said to the paralyzed man “Son, your sins are forgiven” Mk 2:3-4, (Niswonger, 1992). Jesus then called the Levi (Matthew) the tax collector to follow Him as one of the disciple.
Also in Mark 2 verse 16, the Pharisees became upset when they saw Jesus eating with the sinners and publicans and ask his disciples why did he eat with them? Regardless of their zealous devotion to religion their spiritual principle was drawn from below (this world) and not from above (God). Their spirit was maliciously and actively hostile to the spirit of Jesus, employing men to spy on him, they bribed men to tell lies against him. Jesus began to travel from south of…...

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