This Sunday Rupert will be continuing our “Off the Map” series, with a talk from Matthew 4:23 -5:2. As you read this passage you might like to consider the following questions:
- Why does Jesus leave his successful ministry at the end of chapter 4 to go up the mountain?
- Is there a time when you’ve let go of something that was good? What were your reasons for doing so?
23 Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues,proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people. 24 News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them. 25 Large crowds from Galilee, the Decapolis,[a] Jerusalem, Judea and the region across the Jordan followed him.
5 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2 and he began to teach them.