It’s Pentecost Sunday. And it’s our last Sunday in church for 8 months. And in this passage we find some helpful and clear guidance as to the mission, message and method we need to adopt over the next 8 months and beyond… But will we commit ourselves to these things?
12 Now when he heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee. 13 And leaving Nazareth he went and lived in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, 14 so that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled:
15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 the people dwelling in darkness
have seen a great light,
and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death,
on them a light has dawned.”
17 From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” (ESV)
Talk given by Rev Dave Brown, Sunday 9th June, 2019.