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

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What Happens in this Episode

  • Jesus spends a night in prayer
  • Jesus selects twelve of his followers to be special messengers – apostles
  • Jesus teaches what we call “the Sermon on the Mount”
  • We begin discussing the Sermon by looking at each of the Beatitudes – the upside-down view of the Kingdom of God

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WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Jesus prays for himself, his disciples, and those who will come after them in Jesus’ name
  • He takes Peter, James, and John to pray for deliverance from the wrath that he is about to experience
  • Soldiers and Temple guards arrive to arrest Jesus
  • Jesus’ disciples try to fight back over Jesus’ objections
  • Jesus is bound and taken away
  • His disciples run away

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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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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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WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Jesus visits the home of Mary and Martha; and Martha does all the cooking
  • Jesus teaching his disciples about prayer
  • He reminds us of the goodness of Jehovah God
  • Jesus responds to the questions, “Are you the Messiah?”
  • People try to stone Jesus. Again.
  • He escapes. Again.
  • Jesus responds to a hotly debated question, “Will only a few be saved?”
  • Jesus counters a warning to leave Perea

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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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