The Ministry of Jesus
Study of the Four Gospels enables us to follow Our Lord
through the course of His Teachings during His Public Life:
First, Christ spent forty days
in the desert north of Bethany, then having gathered His first disciples, went to Galilee, and returned to
observe Passover in Jerusalem; this is when He first drove the money changers from
the Temple. After preaching for several months in Judea, He went to Sichem where He
converted the Samaritan woman, then to Nazareth where He preached in the Synagogue, later going to Capernaum and
then a journey through all of Galilee.
Jesus then returned to Jerusalem where He cured the
paralyzed at Bethsaida. He returned again to Galilee, preached the Sermon on the Mount (Mount Kurn Hattin).
He then returned to Capernaum, here He cured the Centurion's servant, and later
at Naim, raised the widow's son from the Dead. Again He returned to Galilee, then
to Bethsaida- Julius. Near here is where He multiplied the loaves and fishes to feed those gathered to hear
His Teachings. He then walked to the shores of the lake on the way back to Capernaum.
Synagogue at Capernaum
During this year, Christ toured the regions of Tyre and Sidon on the Mediterranean
coast; passing through Sarepta, He granted the petition of the Canaanite woman, then returned again to
Galilee where the Transfiguration took place on Mount Tabor. After arriving at Capernaum,
Our Lord preached to His apostles on the Mercy of
God and then went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Tabernacles. Here, He
confounded the Jews who accused Him of breaking the Sabbath, Pardoned the
Adulteress, taught in the temple, and Cured the Blind Man.
He then journeyed into Perea, where He taught the Parables of the Prodigal Son and Lazarus.
From here He was called to Bethany, where He raised Lazarus from the
Dead. After visiting Ephrem He returned to Jerusalem and foretold of
His approaching death. In the temple in Jerusalem, He
drove out the moneychangers (again), taught the Parable of the wicked husbandman and denounced the hypocrisy of the Pharisees. Then,
Our Lord climbed the Mount of Olives, where three days later He was put to
death. He spoke to His disciples of the
Judgment that, for all eternity, shall separate the Good and the
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