First Preaching Tour of Galilee






THE first public preaching tour of Galilee began on Sunday, January 18, A.D. 28, and continued for about two months, ending with the return to Capernaum on March 17. On this tour Jesus and the twelve apostles, assisted by the former apostles of John, preached the gospel and baptized believers in Rimmon, Jotapata, Ramah, Zebulun, Iron, Gischala, Chorazin, Madon, Cana, Nain, and Endor. In these cities they tarried and taught, while in many other smaller towns they proclaimed the gospel of the kingdom as they passed through.

This was the first time Jesus permitted his associates to preach without restraint. On this tour he cautioned them on only three occasions; he admonished them to remain away from Nazareth and to be discreet when passing through Capernaum and Tiberias. It was a source of great satisfaction to the apostles at last to feel they were at liberty to preach and teach without restriction, and they threw themselves into the work of preaching the gospel, ministering to the sick, and baptizing believers, with great earnestness and joy.





--Presented by the Midwayer Commission, from the Urantia Papers.





Preaching at Rimmon
Peter here preached one of the great sermons of his early career on “Aaron and the Golden Calf.”


At Jotapata
While the common people of Jotapata heard Jesus and his apostles gladly and many accepted the gospel of the kingdom, it was the discourse of Jesus to the twenty-four...


The Stop at Ramah
At Ramah Jesus had the memorable discussion with the aged Greek philosopher who taught that science and philosophy were sufficient to satisfy the needs of human experience.


The Gospel at Iron
Late on the afternoon of the third day at Iron, as Jesus was returning from the mines, he chanced to pass through a narrow side street on his way to his lodging place.


Back in Cana
The apostolic party was greatly cheered when Jesus announced, “Tomorrow we go to Cana.”


Nain and the Widow's Son
When Jesus sought to leave Cana and go to Nain, a great multitude of believers and many curious people followed after him.


At Endor
At Endor Jesus escaped for a few days from the clamoring multitudes in quest of physical healing.


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