Jesus Begins Ministry – Learn About Jesus, The Man From Galilee
Bible Study Lessons – – Matthew 4:23-25
Who was Jesus? In these verses Jesus has started His ministry and is teaching & preaching throughout the land of Galilee.
Let’s follow Him through this journey.
Preacher, Teacher, Healer – Jesus Begins His Ministry
Jesus was going throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every kind of disease and every kind of sickness among the people.
The news about Him spread throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all who were ill, those suffering with various diseases and pains, demoniacs, epileptics, paralytics; and He healed them.
Large crowds followed Him from Galilee and the Decapolis and Jerusalem and Judea and from beyond the Jordan. – Matthew 4:23-25 NASB
Following The Ministry Of Jesus Throughout Galilee
Jesus traveled throughout Galilee preaching, teaching and healing. These three things constituted His ministry and each has significance.
1. Jesus As Preacher
The preaching aspect shows that Jesus was concerned about commitment. There are many writers who have researched the type preacher Jesus became.
I like to believe that He spoke with authority but without screaming His message as many do today.
My opinion is — Calm but powerful in a clear, captivating voice. Of course, I welcome comments about this.
2. Jesus The Teacher
Jesus wanted not only to preach the message but to make sure His people understood the message which is one reason many of His messages came in the form of parables (stories).
This is one reason I am so supportive of Sunday school in churches. The worship service inspires – the Sunday school lesson teaches.
3. Jesus The Healer
The healing power Jesus displayed was for authentication. In many religions, there are no miracles mentioned and, if there are – no witnesses to them.
The miracles He performed in front of witnesses proved that Christ truly came as a representative from God.
As we grow into more mature Christians, we come to understand that Jesus not only heals physically, but spiritually as well.
We are blessed by the fact that, no matter how big we believe our sin to be, it is not too big for God.
He will forgive and forget our shortcomings if we only ask.
The Ministry Of Jesus Christ
Christ’s physical ministry ended around 2,000 years ago but His spiritual ministry is still very much alive today.
The message is simple but profound. It is still the mainstay of Christianity.
The message reads —
- The kingdom of heaven has come
- God is with us always
- He cares what happens in our lives
If we can remember these three statements then we can truly hear Christ preach.
Within them is the offer of peace, freedom and eternal life.
What a powerful sermon!
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