Tarrying Time in Galilee






EARLY on Saturday morning, February 23, A.D. 26, Jesus came down from the hills to rejoin John’s company encamped at Pella. All that day Jesus mingled with the multitude. He ministered to a lad who had injured himself in a fall and journeyed to the near-by village of Pella to deliver the boy safely into the hands of his parents.





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





Choosing the First Four Apostles
From this day on the term apostle was employed to distinguish the chosen family of Jesus’ advisers from the vast multitude of believing disciples who subsequently followed him.


Choosing Philip and Nathaniel
Before they crossed the Jordan, to go by way of Nain to Nazareth, Jesus, looking ahead and up the road, saw one Philip of Bethsaida with a friend coming toward them.


The Visit to Capernaum
Jesus arrived in Capernaum Monday night, but he did not go to his own home, where lived James and his mother; he went directly to the home of Zebedee.


The Wedding at Cana
By noon on Wednesday almost a thousand guests had arrived in Cana, more than four times the number bidden to the wedding feast.


Back in Capernaum
Though many of the guests remained for the full week of wedding festivities, Jesus, with his newly chosen disciple-apostles — James, John, Andrew, Peter, Philip, and Nathaniel — departed very early the next morning for Capernaum...


The Events of a Sabbath Day
Jesus’ first public appearance following his baptism was in the Capernaum synagogue on Sabbath, March 2, A.D. 26.


Four Months of Training
For four long months — March, April, May, and June — this tarrying time continued...


Sermon on the Kingdom
A few days before the preaching of this sermon on “The Kingdom,” as Jesus was at work in the boatshop, Peter brought him the news of John’s arrest.


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