This Sounds Familiar!

Welcome to season 2 of Jesus Stories. While we are preparing for an exciting season 3, we are featuring some important stories from the life of Jesus. If you’ve listened to the whole of season 1, you’ve heard the stories before. But now you might hear them with fresh ears and gain new insights into these happenings and teaching.

What Happens in this Episode:

  • Competition among the disciples of Jesus and the disciples of John the Baptist
  • John reminds his disciples that he will become less while Jesus becomes more
  • Jesus and his disciples take the short-cut from Judea to Galilee – through Samaria
  • We overhear a conversation between Jesus and a woman who visits a well for water
  • The woman becomes Jesus’ first missionary

Scriptures Used in this Episode:

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Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS PODCAST

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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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In this episode of Jesus Stories, we hear of two remarkable people who have faith which is commended by Jesus. A Roman Centurion is sure that Jesus can hear a deathly ill slave just by speaking. And a prostitute honors Jesus at the home of a Pharisee exercising a faith that Jesus says saves her. In between, Jesus raises the son of a widow and shows John’s disciples that he is the one for whom they have been waiting.

SCRIPTURES REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE:

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In this episode of Jesus Stories, we will complete the confrontation between Jesus and the religious leaders of the day; including the arguments Jesus presents to prove his identity. He will make them even madder when his disciples “harvest” grain and eat it on the Sabbath and heal a man in the synagogue on the Sabbath. Finally, he leaves the city and goes out to the Sea Galilee only to be met with a crowd of people needing healing and exorcisms.  But all of this fulfills prophecy told 600 years before by Isaiah.

There are lots of Scriptures used in today’s episode. They include:

Map of Jesus’s Ministry in Galilee

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This episode picks up with the conclusion to Jesus visit to the Samaritan village of Sychar and how one conversation changed that village. He then travels north and revisits Cana, the village where we saw his first miracle. He heals a government official’s son from 25 miles away! From there, he proceeds to Capernaum – the town where he would base his ministry for the next couple of years. But, his ministry requires travelling. So, he will press on from there to visit his home town, Nazareth. After teaching in the synagogue there, he is almost killed, because, as he says, “No prophet is accepted in his own home town.” When his hometown folks try to kill him, he escapes and goes down to the Sea of Galilee where he teaches and calls more to be his disciples. Then we follow him back to his base, Capernaum, where we meet an evil spirit!

This week’s scriptures are:

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Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

As we open this week’s Jesus Story, the disciples of Jesus think that they are in competition with John the Baptist. However, Jesus sets them straight on this point. Even John informs us of his non-competitive position; he will become less while Jesus becomes greater.

Jesus and his disciples leave Judea and head to Galilee. They use the short route which takes them through the region of Samaria. Jesus stops to rest and we drop in on another interesting conversation between Jesus and a woman from Samaria – a person whom Jesus shouldn’t have been talking with – if he listened to the culture. Jesus spoke with her, identified himself to her, and gave her water that would be life for her and her village.

Scriptures used in this story are:

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Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

This week’s Jesus Stories, “Cries from the Wilderness”, cements the author’s validation of the identity of Jesus. John the Baptist points at Jesus calling him the Messiah. While Matthew and Luke show Jesus confrontation with Satan in which Satan loses and Jesus wins. To them, anyone who can stand against Satan, could only be the Messiah.

Scriptures covered in this episode are:

Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

This episode of Jesus Stories takes us into the birth stories of both John and Jesus. Remember, both mothers – Elizabeth and Mary – had been told that their babies were to be dedicated to the service of God. Elizabeth’s child was to prepare the way for the Lord – as prophesied long ago. Mary’s child was to be called the “son of God.” These births bring us praises; special songs dedicated to the glory of God. These are the first Christmas carols! Take a listen!

Scriptures used in this story are:

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Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright © 1996, 2004, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.