Daily Archives: February 1, 2015

“Eureka! With Authority!” – Sermon on Mark 1:21-28

February 1, 2015

Last week, we heard Jesus call out to four fishermen. They left their boats and nets immediately, and followed Jesus. Today’s story picks up where that one left off. They have walked a mile or two up the coast to Capernaum.

Capernaum steps

This was a poor little fishing village. There was no market place, no evidence of Roman buildings or roads. It was a good place to be from, but not necessarily a great place to go to. This is the village where Peter lived with his family.



CapernaumcourtyardA colleague once described the customs around home-building in first century Palestine. In those days, houses grew as the family grew. Continue reading