When Jesus returns to Galilee, two of the first incidents of His ministry are the healing of a nobleman's son and His rejection at the Nazareth synagogue. Understanding who this nobleman was and the locations involved adds an entirely different layer to the meaning of the event. Likewise, understanding the background of the inhabitants of Nazareth helps us understand Jesus' message in the synagogue that day and why it infuriated those who heard it to the point that they wanted to kill Him for what He said.
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He also pastors congregations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Frisco, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.