What Happens In This Episode

As we open this week’s Jesus Stories, the Jesus’ disciples 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 take the short route 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.

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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

This week’s Jesus Stories episode will delve deeper into two statements Jesus made last week. We talk about Jesus claim that “you must be born again” and his statement that he “came down from heaven.” What do these claims really mean for you and me? How should they impact our lives if we believe them?

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.

WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE?

We elaborate on two events from the last episode. Jesus comes to a wedding and performs a miracle there. What does that mean for you and me? Then, Jesus goes to the Temple in Jerusalem and purges it of the merchants within. What does that mean? How do these events show the same side of Jesus?

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SCRIPTURES NOT USED IN THIS EPISODE (BUT IMPORTANT FOR UNDERSTANDING)!

In my explanation of the image of wine and blood in the story of the miracle of water being turned into wine, I mentioned that wine and blood were images used throughout the New Testament. Here are scriptures which illustrate that connection:

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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?

In this Jesus Stories episode, we dig into the events we talked about in the last episode. What do they mean? What can we learn from them? How do Simeon, Anna, and the Wise Men illustrate Biblical hope? How does the flight into Egypt illustrate the principle of “Do not worry?”

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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?

Have you been listening to these stories and saying, I’ll never be able to do what these people do for Jesus? Do you realize that you can still follow Jesus making an impact in our world in His name? How do I know that? Well, the greatest Jesus Stories are told in the scriptures. We take a brief look at some of those stories today.

Do you have a Jesus Story to share?

I’m collecting current day Jesus Stories (testimonies) for the third season of the Jesus Stories Podcast. If you’ve got a Jesus Story from your life, I’d love to hear from you. You can tell the story through an interview, or I’ll tell you story for you. And, you may remain anonymous, if needed. Contact me via the website, JesusStories.info, click on the “Talk to Us” tab.

Jesus Stories Extra

A Jesus Stories Extra — a little more information or a special feature — can be found on my Patreon site. In today’s Extra, you’ll hear from the book which helped our man to see Jesus and commit his life to him.

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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?

Where do you expect to hear someone’s Jesus Story? Maybe in church? Over coffee or tea? How about in a public assembly at a high school. Today, I share two Jesus Stories from two different ladies taken from their addresses to their fellow students in their high schools.

Do you have a Jesus Story to share?

I’m collecting current day Jesus Stories (testimonies) for the third season of the Jesus Stories Podcast. If you’ve got a Jesus Story from your life, I’d love to hear from you. You can tell the story through an interview, or I’ll tell you story for you. And, you may remain anonymous, if needed. Contact me via the website, JesusStories.info, click on the “Talk to Us” tab.

Jesus Stories Extra

A Jesus Stories Extra — a little more information or a special feature — can be found on my Patreon site. Due to computer issues, I was unable to bring you a Jesus Stories extra for the last episode. So, this episode features two extras – one for the last episode and one for this episode. Check them out.

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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?

What does a man do when he has his moment of glory in his early 20’s? How does he spend the rest of his life? Our man was a servant of Jesus and wrote a Jesus Story of self-denial all his life – from winning a Gold medal in the Olympics to serving as a missionary in China during World War II. Listen to this remarkable story.

Do you have a Jesus Story to share?

I’m collecting current day Jesus Stories (testimonies) for the third season of the Jesus Stories Podcast. If you’ve got a Jesus Story from your life, I’d love to hear from you. You can tell the story through an interview, or I’ll tell you story for you. And, you may remain anonymous, if needed. Contact me via the website, JesusStories.info, click on the “Talk to Us” tab.

Jesus Stories Extra

A Jesus Stories Extra — a little more information or a special feature — can be found on my Patreon site. Due to computer issues, I was unable to bring you a Jesus Stories extra for the last episode. So, this episode features two extras – one for the last episode and one for this episode. Check them out.

Here is a link to the book referenced in our Jesus Stories episode, The Disciplines of the Christian Life.

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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?

We meet a woman who was well ahead of her time. She was extremely well educated in a time when women were not offered an education. She was a powerful force for change in a society in a time when women were not considered to be important members of society. She was a friend to those who were of the elite class as well as those who were in the lower classes. She was famous as a writer of books of instruction, plays, and pamphlets. And she challenged society to follow Jesus when society would rather not! Listen to find out who this woman is!

 

Do you have a Jesus Story to share?

I’m collecting current day Jesus Stories (testimonies) for the third season of the Jesus Stories Podcast. If you’ve got a Jesus Story from your life, I’d love to hear from you. You can tell the story through an interview, or I’ll tell you story for you. And, you may remain anonymous, if needed. Contact me via the website, JesusStories.info, click on the “Talk to Us” tab.

 

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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?

This episode’s Jesus Story is a personal one. I share the story of my own faith journey with you. It’s not as dramatic as some of our previous stories. It shows how a Jesus Story is written in one ordinary life. There are lessons to take away from the happenings.

Do you have a Jesus Story to share?

I’m collecting current day Jesus Stories (testimonies) for the third season of the Jesus Stories Podcast. If you’ve got a Jesus Story from your life, I’d love to hear from you. You can tell the story through an interview, or I’ll tell you story for you. And, you may remain anonymous, if needed. Contact me via the website, JesusStories.info, click on the “Talk to Us” tab.

Jesus Stories Extra

A Jesus Stories Extra — a little more information or a special feature — can be found on my Patreon site.

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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?

A man of faith is chosen by another man of faith to put his faith to the test. Can he keep his cool when he is being verbally insulted due to his race? Can he not fight back when racism keeps him out of restaurants and hotels and decent travel accommodations? Can he work with white players and fans and not lash out when they abuse him? He could. And he did! And he paved the way for a new world not only in sports, but also in the world. In doing so, he told his own Jesus Story. (You’ll also get to hear the hit song, Did You See Jackie Robinson Hit That Ball? by Count Basie’s band.)

Do you have a Jesus Story to share?

I’m collecting current day Jesus Stories (testimonies) for the third season of the Jesus Stories Podcast. If you’ve got a Jesus Story from your life, I’d love to hear from you. You can tell the story through an interview, or I’ll tell you story for you. And, you may remain anonymous, if needed. Contact me via the website, JesusStories.info, click on the “Talk to Us” tab.

Jesus Stories Extra

A Jesus Stories Extra — a little more information or a special feature — can be found on my Patreon site.

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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.
Thanks to YouTube for Count Basie’s tune and our Jesus Stories Extra.