Transfer of Ministry (4:17)
- “From the time” signifies the beginning of
Jesus’ earthly ministry. Just as John preached repentance in preparation of the
kingdom of heaven, so does Jesus. Do you see John’s imprisonment, in anyway,
connected to the beginning of Jesus’ ministry?
- It is interesting that in this section of
scripture Jesus does not go to the people – they come to Him. He either commands
that they come (4:19-22) or they come in response to what they have heard about
Him (4:24-25). Does this fit Matthew’s depiction of Jesus as a king?
- Notice the immediacy of the people’s response to
Jesus. What does (can) this tell us about Jesus and His gospel?