At the Light Ceremony at the Feast of Tabernacles Jesus makes his greatest claim yet - "I am the light of the world." But the people will not accept it. How can he get his message across? He finds a man who has been blind since birth and performs a miracle to show that he is indeed the light of the world.
Jesus is teaching in the Temple when the religious leaders bring a woman to him. They have caught her in the act of adultery! They tell Jesus, the great forgiver of sins, that the Law demands that she be put to death for her sin. If he forgives her, he is not following the Law. If he condemns her, he is compromising his message of forgiveness. What will he do?
Jesus' brothers wanted him to go with them to the Feast of Tabernacles to show himself openly and proclaim himself Messiah, but Jesus refuses. Then, after they leave, Jesus goes up by himself. When he teaches in the Temple the authorities try to arrest him but they cannot cope with his words of power. At the Feast, Jesus does make an amazing claim for himself.
Jesus was in a home teaching his disciples about the kingdom of God - about humility, greatness, love, and forgiveness. To make sure his disciples learned these important lessons he told an unforgettable story about a servant who refused to forgive another.
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 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.
Two blind men lived in Jericho – one blinded by disease, another by prejudice and hatred. Everyone rejoiced when the diseased man saw again, but the reaction was quite different when Jesus touched the man suffering from the sin of others.