The ministry of Jesus in Matt 4:12 began right at the end of the active ministry of John the Baptist who had been arrested.  The baptism of Jesus was the last meeting between the two.  Galilee became the main setting of Jesus’ ministry, which he sounded off with “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is […]

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The ministry of Jesus in Matt 4:12 began right at the end of the active ministry of John the Baptist who had been arrested.  The baptism of Jesus was the last meeting between the two.  Galilee became the main setting of Jesus’ ministry, which he sounded off with “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is […]

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Our preparation for the coming of Jesus brings us to the original starting point of the four canonical gospels, where they all agree: that the ministry of Jesus begins with the preaching of John the Baptist (Matt 3:1–12; Mark 1:2–8; Luke 3:1–20; John 1:6–8, 13–28). In the chronology of the gospel story (apart from the […]

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