Jesus: Galilean Ministry

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It could be ascertained that there are significant differences among the accounts narrated in the above passages. But nevertheless, their similarities and differences combine to give a credible overview of Jesus’ earlier Galilean Ministry.
Mark 1 begins with the account of “John the Baptist preparing the way for Christ” in Mark 1:1-4: John the Baptist’s mission on Earth was to prepare the way of the Messiah which he accomplished, “Behold, I send my messenger before your face, who will prepare your way before you.” 3 “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the LORD; Make His paths straight” (Mark 1:2-3). In addition, He preached and carried out baptism of repentance for the remission of sins. In Matthew 8-9 for instance, there were about 6 essential accounts, which were not recorded in the other two (Mark 1-2 & Luke 5). Mark also …show more content…

Jesus marveled at the level of his faith and commended him for it. He then immediately granted him his heart desire by saying; “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you” (Matthew 8:13)
Furthermore, in Matthew 8:21-22, is the account Matthew gave in regards to the “Cost of following Jesus”: In this passage, one of His disciples said to him, “Lord let me first go and bury my father” (Matthew 8:21) but Jesus responded by saying, “let the dead bury their own dead” (Matthew 8:22). The answer Jesus gave meant that, believers must never make excuses, when it comes to following Him; there is no better time than the present.
In Matthew 8:23-27 is the story of “Jesus calming the storm”: Jesus wakes up from His sleep and instructs the waves to seize. The immediate obedience of the sea waves demonstrated His deity as Fully God and He being asleep on a pillow signifying His humanity as being Fully Man, since He also needed rest like any other

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