After Jesus found out that John had been arrested, he returned to Galilee filled with the power of the Holy Spirit. He left Nazareth and went to live in Capernaum by the sea in the area of Zebulon and Naphtali.
This fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah who said “Land of Zebulon and land of Naphtali, along the sea road, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles! For everyone who lives in darkness has seen a great light, and for those who live in the shadow of death, a light has dawned.”
News about him spread through the entire area. He was teaching in the synagogues there and was praised by everyone. From that time on he began to preach the good news of God saying “The time is at hand and the kingdom of God has arrived! Repent and believe in the good news!”
MT 4:12-17, MK 1:14-15, LK 4:14-15
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May God bless you as well. This is part of a much larger project I’m calling “The Condensed Gospel”. I’m merging the stories together, rewriting the entire Gospels. We live in a time where people won’t take time to even write out “Laugh out loud” so why would they take time to read four different versions of the same story? The message of Jesus is too important to miss. So I’m putting them together. Often there is slightly different information in each Gospel. Sometimes the story is only in one, so to avoid copyright issues I’m re-writing it, using several translations and references for inspiration.