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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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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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.

We conclude looking at the Sermon on the Mount in this Jesus Stories episode. Jesus starts by getting into our wallets and our stuff. “Don’t store up treasures here on earth…” He tells us not to worry since Jehovah God will take care of his followers. He reminds us that judgment of others brings judgment back upon us. We can only judge with the guidance of Jehovah God. Then he points out the choices that we have to make. Which road will we travel? Which voices will we listen to? What foundation with will build our lives upon?

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.

We continue reviewing Jesus’ teaching from the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus continues to challenge his listeners with his look at “the Law”. He outlines what the law says and continues with “but I say” to explain the expectation that Jehovah God held. In each case, the heart of the individual was to match the observed behavior. He talks about divorce, vows, retribution, and loving your enemies. Then he moves to talk about the acts of worship which are given to Jehovah God. In talking about giving, praying and fasting, he warns against posturing before “our Father” – an unusual term for his Jewish listeners. He warns that such posturing is its own reward. There is no heavenly reward to follow.

Scriptures referenced 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.

This week’s Jesus Stories podcast continues the narrative of Jesus’ ministry in Galilee. We start in Capernaum – Jesus’ home base – where he teaches and, again, confronts an evil spirit. This is followed by more teaching and lots of healings. We’ll see two well-known healings: Peter’s mother-in-law and the man let down through the roof of an over-crowded house. Jesus calls Levi (Matthew) and then attends a party which Levi throws for him. In both of these last instances, Jesus confronts the attitudes of the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law.

I reference a map of the region in today’s show. Here it is!

Map of Jesus’s Ministry in Galilee. (Click to enlarge.)

Scripture references for today’s show 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.