Sharing Point: DAY #7

I want to share Capernaum the place of Jesus’ headquarters.

When we consider the location of Jesus’ hometown, we generally think of Nazareth. However, the biblical record indicates that, after being driven out of Nazareth (Luke 4:29-31), Jesus relocated to the town of Capernaum (located on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee) for the period of his earthly ministry.

Jesus moved to Capernaum from his hometown of Nazareth at the beginning of his ministry. A couple of events seem to have prompted this move. First, after speaking at the synagogue in Nazareth, a mob enraged by his words attempted to throw him off the brow of the large hill. Jesus easily escaped the mob (Luke 4: 16-30). Archaeologists working in Nazareth — Jesus’ hometown — in modern-day Israel have identified a house dating to the first century that was regarded as the place where Jesus was brought up by Mary and Joseph. Most of the time the place He worked for God was Capernaum, Galilee by the sea of Galilee.

The town is cited in all four gospels (Matthew 4:13, 8:5, 11:23, 17:24, Mark 1:21, 2:1, 9:33, Luke 4:23, 31,7:1, 10:15, John 2:12, 4:46, 6:17, 24, 59).

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