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Summary: But when once raised from the dead, Jesus would resume His relationship with His disciples-with the poor of the flock. He would go before them to the place where this relationship commenced, to Galilee, afar from the pride of the nation, and where

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Voices from Galilee

Text: Mark 14:26-29; Acts 1:3

And when they had sung an hymn,

they went out into the mount of Olives.

And Jesus saith unto them, All ye shall be offended

because of me this night: for it is written, I will smite

the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered.

But after that I am risen, I will go before you

into Galilee.

But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be

offended, yet will not I.

Acts 1:3 (KJV) To whom also he shewed himse

lf alive after his passion by many infallible proofs,

being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the

things pertaining to the kingdom of God:

Intro: Ver. 28. I will go before you into Galilee. —

It is quite certain that, in the manhood of Christ,

there was true poetry of the heart.

His sympathies with nature

His love of the beautiful everywhere

His tenderness to childhood and to weakness

the delicacy (extreme sensitivity) of His action

the play of His fancy:

( occupied himself with an inclination/tendency to

encourage,

fulfill

heal,

help,

predict,

restore,

show insight)

All the above show that vivid imagination,

fervent glow,

quiet sensibility (sensitiveness),

creative habit,

and deep perception (awareness)

which, humanly, make life a poem.

Can we wonder that to such a mind

as His, that country, Galilee, so endeared,

so sanctified, — lovely in nature, but

lovelier still in all its sacred recollections

should have such an attraction

Galilee means circle--completeness

______Miller, Stephen M.,

WHO’S WHO AND WHERE’S

WHERE IN THE BIBLE, pp. 120-121,

Barbour Publishing, ISBN 1-59310-111-2

Some Scripture locations for Galilee:

Isaiah 9:1; Matthew 4:15 Called GALILEE OF THE NATIONS

Isaiah 9:1 Herod (Antipas), tetrarch of

Mark 6:21; Luke 3:1; 23:6,7 Jesus resides in

Matthew 17:22; 19:1; John 7:1,9 Teaching and miracles of Jesus in

Matthew 4:23,25; 15:29-31; Mark 1:14 People of, receive Jesus

John 4:45,53 Disciples were chiefly from

Acts 1:11; 2:7 Women from, ministered to Jesus

Matthew 27:55,56; Mark 15:41; Luke 23:49,55 Jesus appeared to his disciples in, after his resurrection

Matthew 26:32; 28:7,10,16,17; Mark 14:28; 16:7; John 21

_____Source Unknown

But when once raised from the dead, Jesus would resume His

relationship with His disciples-with the poor of the flock.

He would go before them to the place where this relationship

commenced, to Galilee, afar from the pride of the nation, and where

the light had appeared among them according to the word of God.

___J. N. Darby’s Notes

I. And Did My Savior--Did He--Even Thus?

II. Other Feelings Also Led Jesus Back to Galilee

III. Christ Will Always Come Back to His Work

in the Soul Which He Has Once Made His Own.

IV. A Disciplined Group Follows Him to Galilee

V. Why Forty Days on Earth?

Theme: He could scarcely consent even to go to heaven

without another look at its beauty, and a last taste

of its sweetness!

I. And did my Savior — did He — even thus?

A. He has made sacred the religious memories of His

early years.

B. Similar to the yearnings of our manhood after the

sacredness of the past!

II. This was not the only feeling which led the risen

Jesus back to Galilee.

A. We know from Peter’s words to Cornelius,

that when “God raised up Jesus, the third day,

Acts 10:40 (KJV) Him God raised up

the third day,

and shewed him openly;...

1. He [The Father] showed Him openly indeed.

2. but not to all the people

3. only to chosen witnesses

a. chosen before of God

b. who did eat and drink with Him after He

rose from the dead.

c. “He appeared to above five hundred

brethren at once,”

(1) probably on that mountain in Galilee

(2) where He had made such a special appointment

for the reunion.

B. We may well believe — and it is in complete accordance

with the whole mind of Christ — that He went down to Galilee

for this very object.

1. to gather those his teachings

had previously blessed (full circle)

2. to assure and comfort His faithful in that part

of Palestine

3. to strengthen according to the prophesies of

Isa. 41:10, 61:1 and Luke 4:18

C. And it was like our dear Master, and

consistent with all His faithful love, that He

should thus pause, before He went on farther —

to reassure and bless His own in distant

places.

III. Christ will always come back to His own work

(full circle) in the soul which He has once

made His own.

A. And of this, more and more, be quite sure.

B. This blessed lesson again we read in that loving

journey to Galilee.

C. Whom Christ calls, to them He returns.

1. No time dims.

2. No changes reach.

3. No distance shocks that love!

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