Welcome to another video blog from a recent trip to Israel. Here I talk about Jesus’ home at Capernaum and his ancient ministry.
“He left Nazareth and made his home in Capernaum by the sea…”.
So writes Matthew in 4:13, introducing the reader to this central location of Christ Jesus’ ministry in the Galilee. Capernaum is located on the northwest shore of the Galilean Sea, a beautiful site in calm weather and a treacherous one when rough seas churn. Although only about 1500 people and 13 acres in size in the first century, Capernaum has found its way into the Christian’s vocabulary as a center for the healing ministry of Jesus Christ — from Peter’s mother in law, to the man with evil spirits, to the centurion’s servant. Enjoy this brief journey to the heart of the Master’s Galilean ministry.