The life of Jesus was played out in a relatively small geographical area of the world. Most of the major sites associated with Jesus' life are in Israel and the West Bank, with the few exceptions including the journey to Egypt, a healing miracle in Tyre and Sidon (modern Lebanon), and his possible baptism in modern-day Jordan. But within this area, Jesus traveled a great deal, especially in the course of his three-year ministry in the region of Galilee.



By whatever name you choose to call it, this small region at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea has often been called the "Fifth Gospel." To know that land, to understand that time provides deeper insights into Jesus' words and actions. Two thousand years later, it is still possible to sit quietly on hillsides by the Sea of Galilee where Jesus taught his disciples and see the expanse of water, fertile shores and bare cliffs very much as he saw them. In the Old City of Jerusalem, it is possible to climb steps Jesus climbed and touch stones he touched. Around cities like Nazareth and Bethlehem the hills provide much the same vistas that Jesus saw. Shepherds still tend their flocks, olives are still harvested, vines are still tended on the very same terraced hillsides. The Dead Sea and the surrounding desert appear as desolate today as they did then. Throughout the Holy Land, archaeologists continue to excavate ancient cities and historic sites, providing ample opportunity to put Jesus' life, his teachings and his healing ministry into perspective.



Kabar Gembira
Nazareth was the hometown of Mary and Joseph. It was here that Mary was visited by the angel Gabriel and told she would conceive a child by the Holy Spirit. Luke 1:26-38

Kelahiran Yesus
Jesus was born in a manger in Bethlehem, the City of David, while Mary and Joseph were there for the Roman census. Angels announced the event to nearby shepherds and Magi arrived to worship him. Luke 2:1-20; Matthew 2:1-9

Melarikan Diri ke Mesir
Joseph was warned in a dream to flee to Egypt to avoid the wrath of Herod, who heard about the birth of the "King of the Jews" from the Magi and had all young boys in Judea killed. The family stayed in Egypt until Herod died. Matthew 2:13-20

Masa Kanak-Kanak
The New Testament says little about Jesus' formative years, but it does indicate that he grew up in Nazareth. He is assumed to have trained as a carpenter under Joseph and to have had a traditional Jewish upbringing. Matthew 2:22-23; 21:11; Mark 1:9

Mukjizat Pertama
Jesus performed the first of many miracles at Cana, a small village near Nazareth. Invited to a wedding, Jesus helped the frantic host by turning water into wine. John 2:1-11

Jesus was baptized by his cousin, John the Baptist, on the shores of the Jordan River. Here John identified Jesus as the Lamb of God, and a dove was seen to land on Jesus as he came up out of the water. Matthew 3 He later returned to the site to teach. John 1:40-42

Pencobaan di Tengah Gurun
After his baptism, Jesus withdrew into the nearby desert to fast and pray for 40 days. The Devil tried three times to tempt Jesus to break his fast or compromise his mission. Matthew 4:1-11

Pemanggilan Para Rasul
Christ's first disciples were fishermen Jesus encountered on the shores of the Sea of Galilee. He challenged them to leave their nets and become "fishers of men."Matthew 5:18-22

Penolakan di Nazareth
After his temptation in the desert, Jesus returned to Nazareth where he grew up and began to preach in the synagogues. When he said "No prophet is accepted in his hometown," the people tried to throw him off a cliff. Luke 4:14-30

Pengajaran di Galilea
Most of Jesus' early teachings and miracles occurred around the Sea of Galilee. During this time, he made his home in Capernaum at the family home of St. Peter.

Memberi Makan 7000
On the shores of the Sea of Galilee, Jesus multiplied just a few loaves and fishes into enough food to feed 5,000 people. Matthew 15:32-39

Khotbah di Bukit
The most famous of Jesus' many sermons is the Sermon on the Mount, which begins with the Beatitudes ("Blessed are the meek...) Matthew 5-7

Perubahan Rupa (Transfigurasi)
"Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them." Matthew 17:1-9

Yesus Dielu-elukan Masuk Yerusalem
In what was to be the last week of his life, Jesus entered into Jerusalem on a donkey, while cheering crowds lauded him with palm fronds. John 12:12-19

Kebangkitan Lazarus
Jesus raised a man named Lazarus from the dead after he had been in the tomb four days. John 11:1-44

Tyre dan Sidon
Jesus healed the daughter of a Canaanite woman from demon-possession. Matthew 15:21-28

Perjamuan Terakhir
On the night Jesus was betrayed and arrested, he shared a last meal with his disciples. It was during this meal that he instituted the Christian sacrament of the Eucharist. Mark 14:12-26

Berdoa, Pengkhianatan, dan Penangkapan
After the Last Supper, Jesus led his disciples to the Garden of Gethsemane and asked them to keep watch while he prayed. They fell asleep, and then fled when Jesus was identified by Judas and arrested. Matthew 26:36-56; Mark 14:32-51

Pengadilan dan Penghukuman
After being condemned by the Sanhedrin, Jesus is taken before the Roman governor Pontius Pilate for trial. At the instigation of the crowd, Jesus is sentenced to death by crucifixion. Matthew 27; Mark 15

Jalan ke Calvary
Jesus was made to carry his own cross from the place of his condemnation to Calvary. John 17:19

Penyaliban (1,2,3)
Jesus was crucified at "a place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull)" between two thieves. After about three hours of suffering and mocking, Jesus "gave up his spirit." Matthew 27:32-55

Penguburan dan Kebangkitan
"As evening approached, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who had himself become a disciple of Jesus. Going to Pilate, he asked for Jesus' body, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him. Joseph took the body, wrapped it in a clean linen cloth, and placed it in his own new tomb that he had cut out of the rock. He rolled a big stone in front of the entrance to the tomb and went away." Matthew 27:57-60

Penampakan Yesus Sesudah Bangkit
Jesus appeared to his disciples and others in various places and times after his resurrection. The first time was to two disciples on the road to Emmaus, who did not recognize their Lord at first. Luke 24
The third time Jesus appeared was on the shores of the Sea of Galilee, where he helped Peter and other disciples catch a netful of fish, then shared breakfast with them. John 21

Naik ke Surga
"When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. He was taken up before their very eyes, and a cloud hid him from their sight. Then they worshiped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy." Luke 24:50-51; Acts 1:9-11



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