Christ’s calling of Levi to follow Him lead to criticisms from religious leaders. Then they questioned and whined about His disciples not fasting, then their eating grain in the fields. Jesus stood up to stubbornness.
As Christ preached in a house so crowded with listeners that four men had to break through the roof to get their paralytic friend to Him. Jesus forgave the man’s sins, then to silence his critics, He healed the man too.
Before departing Capernaum Jesus found a solitary place to pray, causing a frantic search for Him. He then preached in Galilee’s synagogues and cast out demons. Then He healed a leper who later disobeyed Him.
Teaching, exorcisms, healings, more exorcisms, all in a day’s work in a fishing village by the lake of Galilee. One of the outstanding features of this section is Jesus’ total intolerance of hearing the voice of the Devil.
After the arrest of John, Jesus expanded His ministry by entering the heavily populated area around the Sea of Galilee. There he called two sets of brothers who were fishermen to follow Him, to become fishers of men.