Jesus leaves the crowds and tells his disciples to get into the boat. They are going to the other side of the lake. It seems like a great idea until a life-threatening storm comes upon the small boat. But this storm was small compared to another kind of storm on the other side of the lake as a demon-possessed man waited for them.
Jesus is teaching by the Sea of Galilee to the crowds, but he uses a new technique. He teaches in parables and explains them only to his disciples. Why does Jesus explain them only to a few?
Jesus' family is very concerned about Him and what he is doing? In fact, they think he has lost his senses. They travel to the Sea of Galilee in order to bring him home. But when they arrive they find him in a controversy over the casting out of an evil spirit. Then, Jesus makes a statement that shocks everyone.
Jesus has gone to the house of Simon the Pharisee, but upon his entrance he is insulted by not being given water for his feet, a customary kiss of greeting, and anointing oil for his head. A woman in the crowd watching the lunch is appalled by this public insult and takes matters into her own hands to give the honor to Jesus that he deserves.
John the Prophet has been locked in the prison of Herod Antipas in the fortress of Macherus by the Dead Sea. After months of imprisonment and no word from the Messiah and no evidence of the gift of the Spirit, he sends two of his disciples to Jesus with the question, "Are you really the One, or should we look for another?" When the two arrive in Galilee, Jesus gives them an answer they will never forget!
Jesus has left Jerusalem and is making His way north to Galilee. But instead of traveling on the east side of the Jordan River to avoid Samaria, He travels right through the province and at a well near the village of Sychar enters into a discussion with a Samaritan woman that would reveal the depths of her heart and change her life forever.
After he tells the story of the lost sheep and the lost coin Jesus tells a story about a lost son. But will the religious leaders understand?
After many months of preaching and baptizing in the wilderness, John is approached by Jesus of Nazareth who comes for baptism. John, the prophet, does not want to baptize this man. But Jesus insists that it was necessary. Why did John hesitate? Why was it necessary for Jesus to be baptized? And what happened when he did.
A lone figure leaves society and goes into the wilderness to wait for the word of the Lord. The world of Rome and Israel has plunged into deep darkness, but into this world, the light of God's word arises with hope.
Jesus leaves John and walks into the dangerous Judean wilderness - alone. For 40 days he fasts and prays. Loneliness sets in when someone approaches with an offer for satisfaction, power and glory.