Jesus Words 17 – Visit home church, and Herod murders John the Baptist

He traveled back to Nazareth for a Sabbath

Jesus followers being present kept the threats at a murmur, but attenders were astonished – trying to figure out how this nobody (whose family everyone knew) was doing and speaking unbelievable things. They were offended at him.

walking route from Tiberius to Nazareth

Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor, except in his own country (among his own relatives), and in his own house.”  He couldn’t do great things there, because of their unbelief.  He did touch some sick people with his hands, and healed them. He marveled because of their unbelief, and then he visited the villages teaching.

 


Herod himself sent out and arrested John

In an effort to make us all feel a little better about our political system, allow a quick overview of scenario which lead to John the Baptist being murdered.Nabataean Tomb

 

man on small boat sailing


Afterward, when Herod heard about Jesus…

he was convinced it was John the Baptist. He believed that the only reason Jesus had such incredible power was that he had come back from the dead and brought these powers with him.

 

 

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This post includes all Jesus’ words from:

  1. Matthew 13:54-14:13 

  2. Mark 6:1-6, 14-29

  3. Luke 9:7-9

 


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Bible Dictionary: a list of Bible words and phrases (typically Jesus’ words) which don’t have clear meaning when used in daily talk, and are simplified / culturally paraphrased in this story – in pursuit of understanding.

 



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