Episode Ten of Jesus Stories takes us into some deep theological territory. Jesus will heal a man on the Sabbath and then be taken to task for such an action by the religious leaders of the day. So, Jesus takes the time to explain exactly who he is and by what authority he is able to do such a thing. Such authority, he says, comes from His Father – a blasphemous statement to these religious leaders. But, Jesus doesn’t back down. We learn much about Jesus in this episode.
Our scripture references for this episode come from these verses:
- John 5:1-30
- Exodus 20:8-11
- Exodus 31:14-17a
- Genesis 2:15-17
- Genesis 3:6
- Genesis 3:8
- Genesis 3:22-23
- John 3:19-21
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(I want to apologize for my voice on this episode. Spring brings on the allergies – even when you take an antihistamine regularly. So, my voice suffers.)