WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE

  • Jesus and his entourage are rejected by Samaritans
  • Ten lepers (at least one from Samaria) are healed
  • Jesus sends out 72 disciples in pairs to the cities he is about to visit to teach and heal
  • The 72 disciples return with great news
  • Jesus issues a famous invitation
  • A teacher of the law asks a question, in order to justify himself.
  • Jesus uses this opportunity to tell a parable

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS EPISODE

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WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Jehovah God creates the earth and his ultimate creation, man and woman
  • Man and Woman mess up by disobeying Jehovah God and breaking the relationship between them and Jehovah God
  • Jehovah God starts the process of mending a now broken relationship.
  • A nation is built which has a special relationship with Jehovah God
  • But, that nation is just as rebellious and disobedient as the first Man and Woman
  • Jehovah God sends prophets – messengers – with message s of hope and promise
  • Finally, a messenger comes to a priest – after 400 years of silence
  • A messenger comes to a young teenager with word of a baby
  • The baby is born
  • Shepherds hear the message of this birth before anyone else
  • The Messiah is killed but then resurrected
  • The word goes to the world with a message of a new life, reconciliation, salvation, and love.

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS EPISODE:

Music on this Podcast:

  • O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles), attributed to John Francis Wade. Performed by the Robert Shaw Chorale
  • I Come to the Garden Alone, by C. Austin Miles. Performed by Praise and Harmony TV. https://youtu.be/FxPXJmUqkaA
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel (Veni Emmanuel), M. Neale. Performed by the Robert Shaw Chorale
  • Away in a Manger, attributed by Martin Luther. Performed by the Robert Shaw Chorale
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem, by Phillips Brooks. Performed by the Robert Shaw Chorale
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing, by Charles Wesley. Performed by the Robert Shaw Chorale
  • Why Did My Savior Come to Earth?, by J.G. Dailey. Performed by the West London ICOC.

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WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Jesus and his disciples find a man born blind
  • The disciples use this meeting to ask a theological question
  • Jesus uses this meeting to heal the man
  • Some of the man’s friends and family don’t believe that it is the same man. Others believe the healing
  • The Pharisees question the man – not just once, but three times
  • The Pharisees question the man’s parents
  • Jesus goes back to the man and reveals himself to him. The man believes
  • Jesus teaches: I am the gatekeeper to the sheep
  • Jesus teaches: I am the good shepherd
  • The crowd is split over this healing event and the teaching
  • We summarize the “I am” statements that Jesus has made to date

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WHAT DO WE HEAR ABOUT IN THIS PODCAST?

This episode summarizes some teaching in which Jesus explains his identity. However, the Pharisees and other Jews spend more time arguing than listening. Jesus challenges them with his words and reveals who he is, where he has come from, and from where he has received his authority. That doesn’t set well with the teachers and Pharisees. But, some others believe.

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS PODCAST:

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A QUICK SUMMARY:

  • Peter asks a question which prompts a parable on forgiveness
  • Jesus’ brothers taunt him
  • Jesus secretly goes to the Feast of Tabernacles
  • He teaches in the Temple
  • Some believe; some don’t believe
  • But, the Pharisees and teachers of the law are upset
  • The authorities try to arrest Jesus – twice
  • The Pharisees and teachers of the law try to trap Jesus with a woman caught in the act of adultery

 

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Hey All,

For this period, Jesus Stories is taking a break from podcasting. I’m out-of-town visiting my grandkids (and their parents, too!).

So, if you’re behind on listening, this is a great opportunity to catch up. Or, maybe listen to an old, favorite episode!

We’ll be back in two weeks with another episode! See you then!

 

THE SHORT STORY SHOW NOTES

  • Jesus: “What does everyone say about me?”
  • Jesus: “Who do you think that I am?”
  • Peter jumps in with a confession and Jesus responds with an important and controversial reply.
  • The apostles are given access and authority.
  • Jesus shares his future sufferings with his followers. But, Peter reprimands him.
  • Jesus responds by telling everyone that following Jesus is costly; it may even cost your life.
  • Jesus is transfigured in front of Peter, James, and John. Jehovah God affirms his identity.
  • Jesus casts out a demon which his apostles cannot cast out.
  • The disciples argue among themselves about who is the greatest. Jesus teaches about humility.
  • The disciples ask about someone throwing out demons in Jesus’ name who is not a part of the group.
  • Jesus teaches on conflict resolution.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

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THE SHORT STORY SHOW NOTES:

  • Pharisees challenge Jesus cleanliness, while ignoring their own law
  • Jesus: It’s what comes from your heart defiles you, not what you eat
  • Off to Tyre and Sidon and healing for a Canaanite woman
  • Then to the Decapolis and healing for a deaf/mute man
  • Jesus feeds another crowd
  • Challenge from the Pharisees and Sadducees – Show us your authority!
  • Healing in Bethsaida for a blind man
  • Off to Caesarea Philippi – “sin city” – What?

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS EPISODE

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This episode is full of amazing action and confusing teaching!

Jesus apostles come back from their teaching, preaching and healing to report to Jesus all that happened. They bring a crowd with them! So, instead of getting a much needed rest, they are caught up with Jesus in teaching and ministering to a crowd of over 10,000 people. This includes feeding them! Using the provision of two pieces of fish and five loaves of bread, Jesus feeds this crowd.

Jesus sends the apostles across the Sea of Galilee while he goes to the hills to pray. In the middle of the night, in the midst of a rough storm the apostles are having trouble keeping their boat afloat. Jesus comes to them – walking on the water. While they think he is a ghost, he comforts them and even invites Peter to join him – on the water.

They arrive on the other side of the Sea – meeting back up with the crowd that has already been fed. Jesus tells them that they have followed him because they were fed the day before. They really don’t understand what that miracle was about. Then he launches into a dialog with the crowd and shows that he is the Bread of Life that they need to be seeking and taking into themselves.

This confuses them and some disciples decide to leave. The apostles, however, stay, asserting that Jesus is the one with words which give life forever.

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS PODCAST:

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This is a busy episode for Jesus as he moves from teaching and story-telling to action. At the request of a leader of a synagogue, he heals her daughter. But, not before healing a woman whom he calls “my daughter” from a disease which has ostracized her from society for 12 years. He helps two blind me to see because of their faith. And he throws out another demon.

But, opposition is beginning to build against his healing. The Pharisees think that he is throwing out demons by the power of Satan. And, when Jesus goes back to his home town of Nazareth, he is rejected and not believed. “Where did he get all this wisdom and power to perform such miracles.” He’s just a carpenter and the son of Mary.

Travelling around with a great crowd following, Jesus sees a massive work-load. So, he commissions his apostles to go – teach, heal, and throw out demons. He gives them specific instructions for their task ahead. Some of those instructions apply to us as well.

Finally, we learn of the fate of John the Baptist at the hands of King Herod.

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