Bible Time Period: Messianic Fulfillment
You sent your only Son, Jesus Christ the Messiah, to fulfill all your promises: Give me new life in him.
After being tempted in the desert down south near Jerusalem, Jesus returns to Galilee (up north) by the power of the Holy Spirit. The description of his ministry there continues through chapter 9.
Pay particular attention to his so-called “Sermon on the Plain” starting in 6:19. His message that humility and love of enemies will usher in the kingdom is radically new to a people expecting an earthly kingdom established through military means.
What types of actions characterize Jesus’ ministry in these chapters?
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