What Happens in this Episode

  • Jesus continues with his challenge from “you have it heard” to “but I say” to explain Jehovah God’s intention for the Law
  • He challenges our hearts in the matters of divorce, vows, retribution, and love for our enemies
  • He challenges us to reconsider our acts of worship: giving, praying, and fasting

Scriptures Used in Today’s Episode

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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 EPISODE

  • Jesus shows his disciple, Thomas, who was doubting that he was alive, the proof of his resurrection
  • Jesus eats breakfast with some of his disciples
  • Jesus forgives Peter for denying him and gives him a job for the future
  • Jesus shares a prediction of the kind of death Peter will endure
  • Taking his disciples on a mountain, Jesus gives them instructions for their future as his followers
  • At Bethany, the disciples wonder if Jesus is restoring a kingdom for Israel
  • Jesus blesses them and ascends to heaven
  • The apostles return to Jerusalem where they pick a replacement for Judas Iscariot
  • The story of Jesus physical life on earth ends while his influence continues through today

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS EPISODE

THIS IS THE END OF SEASON 1

With this episode we have told the entire life of Jesus while he was on this earth. But, the story doesn’t end there. It goes on in the lives of the people who believe in and follow Him. Their stories are Jesus Stories that inspire and amaze. We’ll start telling those stories soon.

  • For Season 2, join me as we retell some of these familiar stories.
  • In Season 3, we’ll tell the stories of the people who have encountered Jesus and what change he effected upon their lives.

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WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE:

Jesus teaches as he and his disciples walk to the Mount of Olives. In his teaching, he tells them:

  • Jesus tells his disciples to prepare for travel
  • He reminds them that it is important for them to remain connected to him
  • He reminds them of his new command
  • Obedience is the key to remaining in the love of Jesus
  • “I have chosen you.”
  • You’re in for some rough times because the world will hate you
  • Jesus reminds them that he will be going away
  • The disciples finally believe

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS PODCAST

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WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE:

Jesus comforts and teaches his disciples with the following emphasis:

  • Jesus began and ended with comfort for his disciples. “Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust….” “I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart.” A gift which cannot come from the world.
  • Jesus is physically leaving them. But, he is not leaving them – or us – alone. In his place, he is asking the Father to send the Holy Spirit to guide, comfort, and inform them.
  • Your love for me is demonstrated by the way you keep my commandments.
  • My Father and I are one. I am in him, and he is in me
  • Your job is to believe and obey. Believe in the Father and in Jesus; we are one. Obey the commands to show your love for us.

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS PODCAST:

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WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Peter and John are sent into Jerusalem to prepare for the Passover
  • Jesus says, “I have been very eager to eat this Passover with you before my suffering begins
  • Jesus shares bread and wine, imparting new meaning to these emblems
  • “But here at this table, sitting among us as a friend, is the man who will betray me.”
  • Jesus makes promises regarding the Kingdom to his disciples
  • Jesus washes everyone’s feet
  • “I have given you an example to follow. Do as I have done to you.”
  • The traitor is revealed
  • “The time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory…”
  • “Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other.”
  • “Peter, let me tell you something. Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.”

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS EPISODE:

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WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE:

  • The Sadducees come to Jesus with a question with a question about marriage in Heaven
  • A Teacher asks, “Of all the commandments, which is the most important?”
  • Jesus asks the Pharisees,What do you think about the Messiah?”
  • Jesus castigates the Pharisees for their hypocrisy
  • Jesus grieves over Jerusalem
  • We hear the lesson of the widow’s offering of two pennies

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS EPISODE:

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WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE

  • A comment on the events happening in Ukraine.
  • A quote from The Unvarnished Jesus: A Lenten Journey.
  • Jesus teaches on prayer. Keep praying. Don’t give up.
  • The prayers of a Pharisee and a tax collector.
  • “Those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.”
  • Parable of the landowner who hires help for his vineyard. He pays everyone the same, regardless of how long they worked.
  • “So those who are last now will be first then, and those who are first will be last.”
  • Jesus goes to his friend Lazarus to “wake him up.” He raises him from death to live again.
  • The Sanhedrin plots a way to kill Jesus.

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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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

 

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS EPISODE:

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