First Century Life

Every year, about 3.5 million tourists from all over the world come to visit the Holy Land. They visit Jerusalem, Nazareth, the Jordan River as well as many other holy sites. But even standing in the synagogue of Capernaum, where Jesus taught on many Sabbath days, one is still two thousand years away from the first century life.

It is very important to understand the first century life. Jesus’ teaching had to make sense to His audience, which means He had to use stories they could relate with. The story about sowing the seed on different kinds of soil, and the story of the lost sheep, are two of many. Jesus used every day life events in His parables. He knew how much a farmer waited for the seeds to grow. He knew how valuable one sheep is. He knew what it is like to live in the first century home. And you are invited to experience the first century life through our Parable Walk tour.