WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE?

  • Jesus curses an unproductive fig tree
  • He cleans up the Temple – again
  • Religious leaders are looking for a way to kill Jesus but can’t formulate a plan
  • Jesus reminds his followers that he will have to die
  • Jehovah God verifies Jesus ministry
  • The disciples are stunned by a dead fig tree
  • Jesus tells them to believe and pray in their belief
  • Jesus is challenged to prove his authority for his ministry
  • Jesus tells the parable of the disobedient sons
  • Jesus tells a parable of the vineyard keeper and his murderous farmhands
  • Jesus tells a parable of a wedding banquet no one wants to attend
  • Jesus is challenged about paying taxes

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EVENTS WHICH OCCUR IN THIS EPISODE:

  • A question from the Pharisees designed to test Jesus: Should a man be allowed to divorce his wife for just any reason?
  • Jesus teaches about Jehovah God’s original plan for marriage
  • Jesus blesses some little children and likens the Kingdom of God to them
  • Jesus teaches a rich man about his priorities
  • Jesus teaches his disciples (and us) about priorities and rewards
  • Jesus reminds his disciples of coming events – his torture and execution
  • James and John ask for special privileges
  • Jesus teaches about “servant leadership”
  • We meet Zacchaeus, the short tax-collector
  • Jesus heals the blind man, Bartimaeus

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Reputable agencies who are offering help to the Ukraine with your assistance:

Eastern European Mission: This non-profit (501c3 for IRS purposes) has been working in Eastern Europe since 1961 and has a network of churches and individuals through which to send help to the Ukraine and to the countries accepting refugees.

LCC International University: This University is located in Lithuania and educates people from all over the world. A large percentage of the students are from Ukraine. At this time, they have issues getting to their monies. The University and its staff are working to help them out. This will help those students.

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EVENTS IN THIS EPISODE

  • Jesus is invited to lunch after church
  • He heals a man on the Sabbath asking, “Which of you doesn’t work on the Sabbath?”
  • He watches the seating at the table and calls for a humbler selection of a seat
  • He cautions the host about inviting those who can pay his invitation back
  • We hear a parable of a great banquet which no one will attend – except those who are living on the street
  • Jesus cautions his followers to count the cost for following him
  • The Pharisees and tax collectors complain about with whom he is keeping company
  • Jesus tells three stories to explain his search for the lost and the desire to throw a party in heaven.

 

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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

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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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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?

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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.

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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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I start out by telling you that you’re listening to episode #18. Nope. It was late and I was wrong. This is episode #19!

Jesus tells stories in this episode of Jesus Stories! Jesus was the consummate story teller. But, his stories all had a purpose. They were used to teach secrets about the Kingdom. These are secrets that some can hear and understand; others cannot. We go through some of Jesus’ stories in this episode including the explanations which Jesus offers to his disciples. Then, we begin telling the stories of Jesus’ miracles. We watch as Jesus stills a storm at sea. And we meet a man who is possessed by a Legion of demons – until Jesus meets him.

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This Jesus Stories episode picks up where the last one left off. Jesus is in the midst of a crowd of thousands of people. People are stepping all over each other – in spite of Jesus rough teaching to the Pharisees. Now Jesus turns to these people with his own warnings about the Pharisees. He continues with a challenge to speak up for him even when it is difficult. Remember, he says, don’t be afraid of the ones who can just kill you. Be afraid of the One – Jehovah God – who can condemn you in eternity. He is the One who deserves your focus.

Jesus then teaches about greed. “Life is not measured by how much you own.” To illustrate his point, he tells a parable – a story. A man with much gains more. But, he loses his life. And he has no relationship with Jehovah God

Jesus then repeats his lessons from the Sermon on the Mount. Don’t worry about what you’ll eat or wear. God knows you need these things. He’ll take care of you. “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.” So, sell your possessions; give the money to the poor. And be ready. Jesus will return at a time that we cannot know. Be ready.

There is more teaching based on some current events. People have died in a couple of catastrophes. Jesus says that it is more important to recognize that we must repent; we must be ready.

SCRIPTURE REFERENCES

The link to the featured book for the episode from Narration by George, Non Prophet Murders: http://narrationbygeorge.com/books/non-prophet-murders/

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