Jesus continues His extended teaching in Bethany Beyond the Jordan with a parable directed at the Pharisees, exposing once again their refusal to bear the fruits of repentance. They were not only breaking the Law but were leading people to do the same. This episode also examines Jesus' words just prior to the parable in Luke 16.
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While still in Bethany Beyond the Jordan, Jesus gives a story to the tax collectors and sinners who had surrounded Him to hear His words. Through the story of the Dishonest Manager, Jesus teaches them to be prudent and wise with their wealth, unlike the Pharisees who loved money. This episode develops the parable and the words following it found in Luke 16.
In Bethany Beyond the Jordan just after the Feast of Dedication, Jesus gives a series of parables to further expose the hardness of the Pharisees' hearts. This episode details the well-known parable of the "prodigal son" and connects it with the larger themes of Jesus' ministry to Israel.
After withdrawing again to Bethany Beyond the Jordan after the Feast of Dedication, large crowds follow Jesus. The Pharisees begin to grumble because of Jesus' association with tax collectors and sinners, so Jesus reproves them for their hard hearts with several parables. This episode looks at the first two parables from Luke 15.
After traveling about Judea and Perea for several months, Jesus teaches in the Temple at the Feast of Dedication in December of 28AD. There, the Jews seek to stone Him for blasphemy because He claimed to be God. This episode details Jesus' words from John 10.