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This episode delves deeper into the passion of John the Baptist for becoming less as Jesus becomes more. That humility translates into example from the story of Jesus and the Samaritan Woman. Jesus shares with her the concept of worship that Jehovah God seeks – worship in spirit and in truth. How do John the Baptist and Jesus himself exemplify this principle? What does that mean for you and me? Listen as I tie these concepts together for a greater understanding of both.

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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?

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What Happens in This Episode?

In this week’s Jesus Stories, we listen in to a conversation between Nicodemus and Jesus – a conversation which occurred under the cover of darkness. Nicodemus, as one of the religious leaders of the Jewish people, had some deep questions for Jesus; and Jesus has some deeper answers for Nicodemus. We’ll delve into the conversation, explaining what is going on as it occurs.

This conversation will take us further into understanding the Holy Spirit and the idea of being “born again.” We’ll look at what is probably the most quoted verse from the scriptures and think about the meaning of that verse. And we’ll wrap up with some of the images from the Old Testament which Jesus used to communicate his message to Nicodemus. (You may need to look these scriptures up from the links below.)

Check the next podcast for an even deeper understanding of Jesus’ teaching!!!

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A QUICK SUMMARY:

  • Peter asks a question which prompts a parable on forgiveness
  • Jesus’ brothers taunt him
  • Jesus secretly goes to the Feast of Tabernacles
  • He teaches in the Temple
  • Some believe; some don’t believe
  • But, the Pharisees and teachers of the law are upset
  • The authorities try to arrest Jesus – twice
  • The Pharisees and teachers of the law try to trap Jesus with a woman caught in the act of adultery

 

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As we open this week’s Jesus Story, the disciples of Jesus 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 use the short route which takes them 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.