What Is In This Episode?

This episode of Jesus Stories delves into the early opposition to Jesus’ teaching. Who objected to his words? Why did they object? How did Jesus answer them? What does that mean for you and me? When we hear Jesus’ words, do we really hear him? Or do we object to his words due to our own preconceived notions?

What Scriptures Are Referenced in this Episode?

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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

Scriptures found in this episode:

Other references:

 

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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

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS PODCAST

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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 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

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS PODCAST

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EVENTS DESCRIBED IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Jesus tells a parable. A nobleman was called away to be crowned king of his land. He leaves some funds to be invested by others. Some do well. Some do not!
  • Everyone is looking for Jesus, wondering if he will come to Jerusalem for the Passover celebration
  • A party is held in the home of a former leper – Simon – in honor of Jesus. He is honored in a special way.
  • The leading priests plot to kill Jesus and Lazarus, too.
  • The people welcome Jesus as he prepares to enter Jerusalem
  • Jesus rides into Jerusalem on the a donkey – something the disciples of Jesus don’t understand just now.
  • The crowd shouts praise as he rides. But, the Pharisees are not happy about the joy.
  • Jesus laments the fate of Jerusalem
  • Jesus causes a stir as he enters Jerusalem
  • Jesus goes to examine the Temple, then leaves for the night

 

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS PODCAST EPISODE:

Luke 19:11-28

John 11:55-57

John 12:1-13

Mark 14:3-9

Luke 19:29-44

Matthew 21:1-7

John 12:14-19

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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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Eastern European Mission: This non-profit (501c3 for IRS purposes) has been working in Eastern Europe since 1961 and has a network of churches and individuals through which to send help to the Ukraine and to the countries accepting refugees.

LCC International University: This University is located in Lithuania and educates people from all over the world. A large percentage of the students are from Ukraine. At this time, they have issues getting to their monies. The University and its staff are working to help them out. This will help those students.

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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 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.

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Eastern European Mission: This non-profit (501c3 for IRS purposes) has been working in Eastern Europe since 1961 and has a network of churches and individuals through which to send help to the Ukraine and to the countries accepting refugees.

LCC International University: This University is located in Lithuania and educates people from all over the world. A large percentage of the students are from Ukraine. At this time, they have issues getting to their monies. The University and its staff are working to help them out. This will help those students.

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EVENTS AND TEACHINGS IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Jesus tells the story of the shrewd manager
  • Lessons on honesty and faithfulness
  • Jesus tells the story of the rich man and Lazarus
  • Jesus answers the question about the coming of the Kingdom of God
  • Jesus speaks of the times to come using some end time examples from Genesis

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS PODCAST:

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