With what words had John
the Baptist announced Christs ministry?
I baptize you with
water for repentance. But after me will come one
who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am
unfit to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy
Spirit and with fire. Matthew 3:11.
About how old was Jesus
when He began His ministry?
Now Jesus Himself was about
thirty years old when he began his ministry.
By what act and what
miraculous manifestations was His ministry
At that time Jesus came from
Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John
in the Jordan. As Jesus was coming up out of
the water, he saw heaven being torn open and
the Spirit descending on him like a dove.
And a voice came from heaven: You are my
Son, whom I love; with you I am well
pleased. Mark 1: 9,10.
Before entering upon His
ministry, through what experience did Jesus pass?
At once the Spirit
sent him out into the desert, and he was in the
desert forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was
with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
(See also Matthew 4:1-11;
With what was Jesus
anointed for His work?
How God anointed Jesus
of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power,
and how he went around doing good and healing all
who were under the power of the devil, because
God was with him. Acts 10:38.
Announcement at Nazareth
Where did Jesus conduct
much of His ministry?
Jesus returned to Galilee
in the power of the Spirit, and news about him
spread through the whole countryside. He taught
in the synagogues, and everyone praised him.
How did He announce His
mission while at Nazareth?
He went to Nazareth, where
He had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he
went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And
He stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet
Isaiah was handed to Him. Unrolling it, He found
the place where it is written:
The Spirit of the
Lord is on me, because he has anointed
me to preach good
news to the poor. He hath
sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and
recovery of sight for the
blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the
year of the Lords favor. Then
he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the
attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in
the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began
by saying to them. Today this
scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.
How were the people
impressed with His preaching?
All spoke well of him and
were amazed at the gracious words that came
from his lips. Isnt this Josephs
son? they asked. Verse 22.
Why were the people of
Capernaum astonished at His teaching?
Then he [Jesus] went
down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the
Sabbath began to teach the people. They were
amazed at his teaching, because his message
had authority. Verse 31, 32.
Wherein did His
teaching differ from that of the scribes?
When Jesus had
finished saying these things, the crowds were
amazed at his teaching, because he taught as
one who had authority, and not as their teachers
of the law.
How did the common
people receive Christ?
The crowd listened
to him with delight. Mark 12:37.
In His ministry, what
work was closely associated with His preaching?
throughout Galilee, teaching in the synagogues,
preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing
every disease and sickness among the people.
Note In His
ministry Christ combined plain practical teaching
with practical, helpful relief work.
How extensive was His
fame, and how many were attracted to Him?
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. Large crowds from Galilee, the
Decapolis, Jerusalem, Judea and the region across
the Jordan followed him.
What expression used
frequently in narrating His ministry shows Christ
deep sympathy with mankind?
When he saw the
crowds, he had compassion on them, because they
were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a
shepherd. Matthew 9:36; 14:14.
The Burden of Jesus
In what few words did
Christ sum up the object of His ministry?
For the Son of
Man came to seek and to save what was
lost. Luke 19:10.
How did Christ feel
over the impenitence of Jerusalem?
As he approached Jerusalem
and saw the city, he wept over it. Verse
In no other place did
Christ appear so much a reformer as in Jerusalem,
the headquarters of the Jewish religion, which
religion, though having come from Christ Himself,
had degenerated into mere formalism and a round
of ceremony. Both the beginning and the close of
His ministry here were marked by a cleansing of
(John 2:13-18; Matthew
O Blessed Christ! My
Strength, my King.
He is my comfort and my
In Him I hope, of Him I
While toiling oer
lifes rugged way.
Chiefest among ten
For Christ, my King, is
all to me.