Capernaum was an important town in the time of Christ due its location on the Sea of Galilee (with its bustling fishing industry) and because it straddled the International Coastal Highway, which stretched from Mesopotamia in the east to Egypt in the south. Thus, Capernaum controlled trade along this strategic highway. Its prominence is indicated by the presence of a Roman centurion and detachment of troops, a customs station, and a high officer of the king.

Teaching Logistics

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Bible Reference

  • Matthew 4:13-16
    Jesus relocates after Nazareth rejection.
  • Matthew 4:18-22; Mark 1:16-21
    Jesus calls Peter, Andrew, James & John.
  • Matthew 9:9-13; Mark 2:14
    Jesus calls Matthew (Levi). 
  • Mark 1:21-34; Luke 4:31-41
    Jesus teaches in the synagogue.
    Jesus heals Peter's mother-in-law.
    Jesus heals a man from an unclean spirit.
  • Matthew 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10
    Jesus heals a centurion's servant from afar.
  • Mark 1-12; Luke 5: 17-26
  • Jesus heals paralyzed man lowered through roof. 
  • Matthew 9:18-26; Mark 5:22-43;
    Luke 8:40-56

    Jesus raises Jairus's daughter 
    Jesus heals hemorrhaging woman
  • John 4:46-54
    Jesus heals nobleman's son from afar.

Devotional Application

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