Jesus’ Early Work in Judea, Samaria, and Galilee

“The early ministry of Jesus is reported solely by the apostle John.  His account shows that Jesus’ teaching quickly appeals to the common people and results in many faithful disciples.  It is during this time that Jesus also performs his first miracles.  And just as Nehemiah had done centuries before, Jesus wastes no time in confronting those who profane the sanctity of the temple worship.  Jesus also makes it clear from the beginning that his message of salvation will extend beyond the Jewish nation to all people, and Jesus takes his ministry to the Samaritans.  So Jesus’ outreach to Gentiles could not begin more pointedly.”

Read:  John 1:35-51, 2:1-12, 3, 4, Luke 3:19-20

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.