Today Jesus begins his teaching ministry and as he goes back to his hometown Nazareth he realizes that once again – religious attitudes prevail.  As Jesus unveils the truth that He is the Messiah – the long awaited descendant of David – the people in Nazareth would rather murder him than embrace Him.  His mission was different than they hoped – they wanted a king to take over the Roman Government – He came to open blind eyes and preach to the poor.  Today we will look at the religious culture that Jesus walked into as He began His ministry.

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