Jesus in Galilee
48 verses total, 35 for understanding: John 4:43-54; Luke 4:14-32; Matthew 4:13-22; Mark 1:14-20
Brief description of action taking place or point being made
34. Jesus continues toward Galilee in Luke 4:14-15; John 4:43
35. The first rejection in Nazareth in Luke 4:16-30
36. Arrival in Cana of Galilee in John 4:43-45
37. The second miracle — official’s son healed in John 4:46-54
38. Jesus settles in Capernaum in Matthew 4:13-17; Mark 1:14-15; Luke 4:31-32
39. Fishermen called to be disciples in Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20
1. What is your favorite verse or set of verses? Why?
2. Did you learn anything from the reading or find anything particularly cool? What?
3. Was there anything unclear in the passage that you have questions about? What are they?
After Completing the Bible Reading
Broader outline of each section of passage
Luke 4:14-15; John 4:43. Jesus continued on to Galilee after departing Samaritan.
Luke 4:16-30. Jesus goes to his hometown and on the Sabbath he is asked to read from the scrolls. He reads from Isaiah 61, and tells the listeners that in him that prophetic word is fulfilled. Then he goes onto explain how a prophet is without honor in his own hometown, and how miracles are done for foreigners ahead of locals, citing cases from the Old Testament. The people get angry at him for that, and take him to the top of the hill to kill him by throwing him off, but he just walks through them.
John 4:43-45. We are told that Jesus is warmly welcomed in Galilee.
John 4:46-54. While in Cana, an official came down from Capernaum and begged Jesus to come with him to heal his son. Jesus told him that he would not go with him, but that his son was healed. While the official was heading back to Capernaum, his servants met him and told him his son was healed. They worked it out that it was the exact time that Jesus told him that he would be healed. So the official and his whole household believed.
Matthew 4:13-17; Mark 1:14-15; Luke 4:31-32. Jesus went to Capernaum to teach and live for a while, and this was the fulfillment of Old Testament prophesy.
Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-20. While walking by the Sea of Galilee, Jesus calls 4 fisherman, Peter and his brother Andrew, John and his brother James.
My favorite passage and other random thoughts
My favorite section is Luke 4:18-19,21, when Jesus reads from Isaiah 61 and then says that he is the one the passage was written about. It says, “‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor…’ And he began to say to them, ‘Today this Scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing'” (ESV) I like this because I like the fact that God cares enough about hurting and trapped people that He sent Jesus to heal them and set them free, and that this idea was first spoken as a prophetic word around 750 years before Jesus came to claim that he was its fulfillment.