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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This Sounds Familiar!

Welcome to season 2 of Jesus Stories. While we are preparing for an exciting season 3, we are featuring some important stories from the life of Jesus. If you’ve listened to the whole of season 1, you’ve heard the stories before. But now you might hear them with fresh ears and gain new insights into these happenings and teaching.

What Happens in this Episode:

  • Competition among the disciples of Jesus and the disciples of John the Baptist
  • John reminds his disciples that he will become less while Jesus becomes more
  • Jesus and his disciples take the short-cut from Judea to Galilee – through Samaria
  • We overhear a conversation between Jesus and a woman who visits a well for water
  • The woman becomes Jesus’ first missionary

Scriptures Used in this Episode:

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WHAT HAPPENS IN THIS EPISODE

  • Jesus shows his disciple, Thomas, who was doubting that he was alive, the proof of his resurrection
  • Jesus eats breakfast with some of his disciples
  • Jesus forgives Peter for denying him and gives him a job for the future
  • Jesus shares a prediction of the kind of death Peter will endure
  • Taking his disciples on a mountain, Jesus gives them instructions for their future as his followers
  • At Bethany, the disciples wonder if Jesus is restoring a kingdom for Israel
  • Jesus blesses them and ascends to heaven
  • The apostles return to Jerusalem where they pick a replacement for Judas Iscariot
  • The story of Jesus physical life on earth ends while his influence continues through today

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS EPISODE

THIS IS THE END OF SEASON 1

With this episode we have told the entire life of Jesus while he was on this earth. But, the story doesn’t end there. It goes on in the lives of the people who believe in and follow Him. Their stories are Jesus Stories that inspire and amaze. We’ll start telling those stories soon.

  • For Season 2, join me as we retell some of these familiar stories.
  • In Season 3, we’ll tell the stories of the people who have encountered Jesus and what change he effected upon their lives.

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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

 

SCRIPTURES USED IN THIS 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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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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