Series 4. Jesus' Judean Ministry (part 2) and Jesus in Jerusalem (Luke 15:11-21:36)

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James Tissot, 'Jerusalem, Jerusalem'As Jesus moves toward Jerusalem we see his teaching increase, along with his opposition. In these lessons we'll examine with care the message of a number of familiar parables and incidents:

  • Parable of the Prodigal Son -- a story of a father's love, and an inability for the stay-at-home son to enjoy intimacy with his father.
  • The Thankful Leper -- one who wasn't so interested in the healing as the Healer.
  • Parable of the Persistent Widow -- who models for us unremitting prayer in faith.
  • The Rich Young Ruler -- who chooses his comfortable life over close fellowship with Jesus.
  • The Parable of the Minas -- to servants to who much is given, much is expected.
  • The Triumphal Entry -- Jesus' bitter-sweet entry into the city that ultimately rejects him.
  • The Widow's Mite -- a powerful lesson in sacrificial and proportional giving.

Included are several teachings on the Second Coming of Jesus with power and great glory and an admonition to watch and pray. Sign up here to keep learning at Jesus' feet.

(27 Lessons, Lessons 67-93)

  1. Parable of the Prodigal Son (15:11-24). Audio (22:02)
  2. Parable of the Elder Brother (15:25-32). Audio (15:27)
  3. Parable of the Dishonest Steward (16:1-15). Audio (26:28)
  4. Pressing Forcibly into the Kingdom (16:16-18). Audio (16:25)
  5. The Rich Man and Lazarus (16:19-31). Audio (18:58)
  6. Sin, Forgiveness, and Faith (17:1-6). Audio (19:36)
  7. Dutiful Servants (17:7-10). Audio (16:32)
  8. The Thankful Leper (17:11-19). Audio (22:22)
  9. The Kingdom in Your Midst (17:20-21). Audio (15:25)
  10. One Is Taken, the Other Left (Luke 17:26-37). Audio (18:35)
  11. The Widow and the Unjust Judge (18:1-8). Audio (18:54)
  12. The Pharisee and the Tax Collector (18:9-14). Audio (16:42)
  13. Little Children Come to Jesus (18:15-17). Audio (12:46)
  14. The Rich Young Ruler (18:18-23). Audio (22:50)
  15. Leaving All to Follow (Luke 18:24-34). Audio (16:56)
  16. A Blind Man's Insight and Insistence (Luke 18:35-43). Audio (16:35)
  17. Saving Zacchaeus (19:1-10). Audio (18:35)
  18. Parable of the Minas or Pounds (19:11-27). Audio (20:54)

Jesus in Jerusalem (Luke 19:28-21:36)

  1. The Triumphal Entry (19:28-40). Audio (18:21)
  2. Weeping Over Jerusalem and Cleansing the Temple (19:41 - 20:8). Audio (20:50)
  3. Parable of the Tenants and the Vineyard (20:9-19). Audio (17:03)
  4. Rendering to Caesar and to God (20:20-26). Audio (14:01)
  5. Marriage, Resurrection, and the Christ (Luke 20:27-44). Audio (17:08)
  6. The Poor Widow's Offering (20:45-21:4). Audio (19:24)
  7. Nation Shall Rise against Nation (21:5-19). Audio (20:23)
    Essay: Introduction to Eschatology. Audio (12:48)
  8. Coming with Power and Great Glory (21:20-27). Audio (15:34)
  9. Watch and Pray (21:28-36). Audio (22:55)

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