Jesus noticed that some around him were trusting in themselves rather than God and looking at others with contempt. This called for a story, the unforgettable story of a man who practiced every part of his religion perfectly, and a man who needed the mercy of God.
The disciples are filled with great concern and fear. To help them get through this time of trial Jesus tells them an unforgettable story about a widow who didn’t have a chance against an unjust judge, yet succeeded anyway.
Jesus healed ten lepers but only one returned to give thanks. What he learned and the lessons Jesus later told his disciples and the Pharisees reveal a sobering truth about those who will be saved and those who will be judged.
Lazarus! - The beloved brother of Martha and Mary is taken ill. The sisters send word to Jesus to come heal him but Jesus arrives late and Lazarus is already dead. What will Jesus do?
When Jesus finished telling his stories one night, the religious leaders left with anger, but he had one more story to tell for those who remained, and the lessons they learned would revolutionize their life.
Jesus tells a story about a dishonest estate manager who gets himself fired. Yet his quick thinking saves his life, his reputation, and honors the wealthy landowner in one bold move. What did the manager do and how does it become an example for us?
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 and his disciples were having dinner with their new friends – tax collectors and other notorious sinners with whom religious people would not want to associate.
A man in the crowd approaches Jesus and asks him to settle a dispute between him and his brother over their inheritance! Jesus refuses and tells a story that reveals the true heart of this man and of the world.
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.
Jesus has gone to Jerusalem for Passover. He performs miracles although they are not reported in detail in John. Many profess to believe in His name but Jesus doesn't believe in them. He knows their hearts and turns from them. But one night a knock comes on the door - it is a visitor in the dark, a Pharisee, and he is hungry to learn more. The conversation between Jesus and the Pharisee becomes one of the most famous passages in the Bible.