Lost and Found

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Sinners were gathering all around Jesus, prompting some religious leaders to mutter, “This man welcomes sinners and eats with them.”

In response, Jesus provided a pair of parables:

The Cost of Following Jesus

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A huge crowd was following Jesus. He turned to them and said:

The Big Party

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Yesterday, Jesus used a feast to make some awesome points about humility and compassion. Today he takes it a step further.

One of the people at the table with Jesus said to him, “Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.” Jesus responded with a little story:

Dinner with Jesus

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One Sabbath, Jesus went to eat in the house of a prominent religious leader.

A man there was suffering from abnormal swelling. That prompted this question from Jesus:

Press On

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Some religious leaders came to Jesus and warned him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”

Jesus didn’t run and hide. Here’s what he said in response:

The Narrow Door

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Jesus traveled from town to town, teaching as he made his way again to Jerusalem.

Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”┬áHere was his response:

“I and the Father are one.”

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It was winter and Jesus was at the Festival of Dedication (or, in Hebrew, Hanukkah) in Jerusalem. He was walking in Solomon’s Colonnade in the temple courts.

Some religious leaders gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense. If you are Messiah, tell us plainly.”

Here’s how Jesus responded: