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
Voices from Galilee
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
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
All the above show that vivid imagination,
quiet sensibility (sensitiveness),
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 Herod (Antipas), tetrarch of
John 4:45,53 Disciples were chiefly from
Acts 1:11; 2:7 Women from, ministered to Jesus
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
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
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
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!