Significant Places: Capernaum
Matthew 4:13a,17

The Upward Look
    by Max D. Hutto,

“Leaving Nazareth, He came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea . . . From that time Jesus began to preach and say, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.’” Matthew 4:13a,17 NASB

Having been raised in Nazareth, Jesus began His public ministry by settling in Capernaum. This small city was on the northwest shore of the Sea of Galilee. Much of Jesus’ ministry was done in this region around the Sea of Galilee. Jesus’ ministry included preaching and teaching God’s truths and showing compassion by caring for people and healing their diseases. Most of all He called people to repent, to turn from their sins, and to follow after God’s kingdom.

Lord Jesus, may my life and ministry be one of teaching Your Word, caring for others, and calling others to find life in You through Your saving grace.


  January 12, 2024   -  © Copyright 2024, Max D. Hutto.

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