Healing & Parables
Intro to the Gospel
This week we're looking at many of Jesus' most famous parables and His encounter with Zacchaeus. We see one of the many times Jesus predicts his own death and we have the resurrection of Lazarus and its aftermath.
People & Places
A tax collector for Rome in the city of Jericho, he would have had the same poor reputation as Matthew.
Brother of Mary and Martha, who were mentioned earlier. His resurrection would dramatically increase tensions between Jesus and the religious leaders in Jerusalem.
Roman historian Josephus refers to the Joseph ben Caiaphas being appointed as high priest in the year 18. He believes Jesus is a threat that will provoke the wrath of Rome. Later, Caiaphas presides over the trial of Jesus with the Sanhedrin.
An extremely ancient city about 15 miles east of Jerusalem, this city currently has a population of just twenty thousand people. It is known for its springs and palms.
Currently home to about twenty thousand people, this city is just east of Jerusalem and was the home of Lazarus, Mary, and Martha.
City of Jericho, today
What to Look For
Healing on the Sabbath
Parables of the wedding feast, lost sheep, and prodigal son
Jesus healing the lepers
Prediction of the coming death of Jesus
Story of Zacchaeus
Healing a blind man
The Good Shepherd
Raising Lazarus and the plot to kill him and Jesus
Jesus is anointed