Comfort Zone

Have you ever noticed that most of Jesus' most poignant teaching moments with the disciples took place around the Sea of Galilee?

The Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7) took place on the shore. The Feeding of the Five Thousand (Mark 6) took place there too, as did Jesus walking on water (Matthew 14:22-33) and their restoration after He rose from the dead (John 21).

The Sea of Galilee was the place Jesus found and called several of them (Matthew 4:18). It was their turf. They were fishermen who had likely grown up around that lake.

I can't prove this, but I think the location for Jesus' lessons was intentional. He pulled them out of their comfort zone inside their comfort zone.

I think there's a lesson inside all the lessons: disciples desperately need Jesus even in spaces where they're comfortable.