terça-feira, 16 de abril de 2013

Key Places in Luke

By Rafael Jácome
Fonte: Life Application Study Bible

    Luke begins his account in the Temple in Jerusalem, giving us the background for the birth of John the Baptist, then moves on to the town of Nazareth and the story of Mary, chosen to be Jesus’ mother (1:26ff). As a result of Caesar’s call for a census, Mary and Joseph had to travel to Bethlehem, where Jesus was  born in fulfillment of prophecy (2:1ff). Jesus grew up in Nazareth and began his earthly ministry by being baptized by John (3:21, 22) and tempted by Satan (4:1ff). Much of his ministry focused on Galilee: He set uphis “home” in Capernaum (4:31ff), and from there he taught throughout the region (8:1ff). Later he visited Gerasa (also called Gadara), where he healed a demon-possessed man (8:36ff). He fed more than 5,000 people with one lunch on the shores of the Sea of Galilee near Bethsaida (9:10ff). Jesus always traveled to Jerusalem for the major festivals, and he enjoyed visiting friends in nearby Bethany (10:38ff).
   He healed 10 men with leprosy on the border between Galilee and Samaria (17:11) and helped a dishonest tax collector in Jericho turn his life around (19:1ff). The little villages of Bethphage and Bethany on the Mount of Olives were Jesus’ resting places during his last days on earth. He was crucified outside Jerusalem’s walls, but he would rise again. Two of Jesus’ followers walking on the road leading to Emmaus were among the  first to see the resurrected Christ (24:13ff).

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