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.

Here is a reference map of the region covered in today’s show.

Scriptures Used in this Episode

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What happens in this episode?

  • We meet a man as he stands holding the coats of men who are stoning the first Christian martyr to death
  • He actively pursues and persecutes anyone who follows after Jesus
  • Then, he meets Jesus in an amazing way
  • Having met Jesus, he turns his life around – from persecution to proclamation
  • He meets his own persecution because of his life change
  • This persecution results in his death at the hands of Emperor Nero
  • I reveal this man’s identity at the end of the episode

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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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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.

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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.