Jesus' First Year of Public Ministry
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The Teachings and Miracles of Jesus during His First Year of Public Ministry
 
The first year of Christ's public ministry opened with His journey south to Jerusalem for the Pasch, where He drove the money-changers from the Temple. After preaching in Judea for some months, Christ returned north to Galilee. On His journey He met the Samaritan woman at Jacob's well. In Galilee He preached, worked miracles, and called His first Apostles, making the City of Capharnaum, at the north end of Lake Genesareth (the Sea of Galilee), the centre of His activities.

Christ remained in the country districts of Judea, not in Jerusalem, for about 8 months. Of this period the Gospels tell us little, however John (3:22-24) tells of some contact with John the Baptist. To avoid arousing His enemies Christ left Judea and travelled north through Samaria to Galilee.

Map of Galilee and 
Samaria at the time 
of Jesus' Ministry
Map of Bethlehem
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The miracle of the ruler's son took place in Capharnaum while Christ was actually in Cana. He made Capharnaum His residence during His Galilean ministry. Leaving Capharnaum, Christ preached and worked miracles throughout Galilee. The Gospels describe only two events of this missionary journey - on the outskirts of an unknown town Christ cured a leper and in Nazareth He preached in the Synagogue and was rejected. After His great preaching tour through Galilee, Christ returned to Capharnaum.

(The Two Patricks in County Tyrone, Ireland, have written a series of books on the life and times of Jesus and they are a really excellent read - they are published under the titles of Song of The Carpenter I & II. Well worth buying and excellent for schools for Religious Instruction) Below are the biblical references for the various events according to each evangelist.

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Matthew
Mark
Luke
John
Christ in Judea
Money changers driven from Temple in Jerusalem 
Meeting with Nicodemus at night 
Evangelisation of Judea
Testimony of John the Baptist 
Christ in Samaria
Christ travels through Samaria 
The Samaritan woman 
John imprisoned by Herod in the fortress of Machaerus 
Christ in Galilee
Christ goes into Galilee 
Cure of the ruler's son 
Christ dwells in Capharnaum 
Calling of Peter and Andrew at the Lake of Genesareth 
Miraculous draft of fishes 
Calling of James and John 
Cure of a demoniac in the synagogue at Capharnaum 
Cure of Peter's mother-in-law at Capharnaum 
Other cures 
First mission through Galilee 
Cure of a leper 
Christ rejected at Nazareth 
Cure of a paralytic at Capharnaum 
Calling of Matthew (Levi) 
Levi's banquet at Capharnaum 
The question of fasting 
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Under our section on The Bible we have attempted to give a 'potted history' and some explanations around divine inspiration, translations and interpretation. In order to make your reading of the New Testament teachings of the Life of Christ a little easier we have looked at the time of Jesus from His Conception to His Ascension according to the writings of the four evangelists, and categorised the various events and teachings with reference to the chapter and verse of each writer. 

We start with Jesus' Infancy & Childhood; then move on to the start of Jesus' Public Ministry. There is no historical proof of actual times available but we have used the Douay Challoner version to divide the three years of Jesus' ministry as His First Year of Public Ministry; His Second Year of Public Ministry; His Third Year of Public Ministry; the events leading into His time of betrayal and suffering during Holy Week; the events surrounding Holy Thursday when He instituted the bloodless sacrifice of the Eucharist to be carried out in His name for perpetuity; the events surrounding His suffering, passion and death on Good Friday; and finally His Burial, Resurection and Ascension into Heaven.


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