I went to Israel with Moody Bible Institute a few years ago. I didn’t know what to expect when I agreed to go. How could being in the land where the Bible took place enrich a book full of such spiritually enriching truths. I thought that the geographical setting would be somewhat underwhelming. How wrong I was! Being in the places where the stories of the Bible took place gave me a refreshed love for the narrative.
My church, The Chapel ( www.chapel.org ) is focusing on the town of Capernaum. I didn’t know which book of the Bible to study after 1 Corinthians because (a) I delegated leadership of the Skinner Small Group whilst we do a series called The Stranger which is rooted in Capernaum (b) A number of the gospels talk about Capernaum.
Which gospel do you think that we should study?
Whilst you are thinking that one over, let’s look at Capernaum.
What do these pictures show you about the town where Jesus chose to live?