January 8, 2012: Matthew 4:12-17, Read for Older Children
Antiochian Archdiocese Department of Christian Education · January 2, 2012
At that time, when Jesus heard that John had been arrested, he withdrew into Galilee; and leaving Nazareth he went and dwelt in Capernaum by the sea, in the territory of Zebulun and Naphtali, that what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled; “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, toward the sea, across the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—the people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, and for those who sat in the region and shadow of death light has dawned.”
From that time Jesus began to preach, saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
Who was it that this Gospel says was arrested? What do we call him?
Where did Jesus withdraw to?
Whose prophecy did this fulfill? What did the prophecy say?
What “great light” did the Gentiles in Galilee see?
What did Jesus begin to do there?
What about you? When do you see Jesus, the Great Light? Do you repent?