What Happens in this Episode?

In this week’s Jesus Stories episode, we continue telling 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 these last instances, Jesus confronts the attitudes of the Pharisees and the teachers of the Law.

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What Happens In This Episode:

This Jesus Stories episode breaks down the reaction to Jesus’ teaching in various places in Galilee. Who listened to Him? Did they believe Him? If they believed, how did they act? If they didn’t believe, how did they act? What does this mean for you and me? Do we believe Jesus? If so, what do we do about it? Join me as explore these questions and understand the implications of the answers that we find.

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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 begins collecting followers in this Jesus Stories episode. We meet his first followers and see an early miracle. Jesus also travels to the first Passover and has his first confrontation in the Temple with the religious leaders of Israel.

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What Happens in this Episode?

We review the happenings of the last two episodes and look at the number of miracles Jehovah God used to make these events occur. What does that mean for you and me?

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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 tells three stories regarding watching and readiness
  • Jesus describes the time of judgment – did we serve the “least”?
  • The leading priests and elders plot to kill Jesus
  • Judas Iscariot plots to betray Jesus
  • Some people believe; some don’t; some believe but are afraid to speak up
  • Jesus makes his final public appeal

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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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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 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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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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