Jesus went all over; teaching, healing and announcing the good news of eternity.
People trailed behind him from everywhere (to touch him), because power came out of him – and healed them all! As the crowds grew; Jesus looked at them with compassion; They were bullied and scattered.
He told his followers, “The harvest indeed is plentiful, but the workers are few. Pray therefore that the owner of the harvest will send out workers into his harvest.”
Around this time, he spent the night in the mountains (praying by himself). Once the sun had come up, he identified twelve of his followers to be with him. They were named Sent-ones.
- Simon, who he named Peter;
- Andrew, his brother;
- James the son of Zebedee;
- John, his brother (he called them Sons of Thunder);
- Philip (the first to follow Jesus);
- Matthew the tax collector (named Levi);
- James the son of Alphaeus;
- Judas the son of James, who was also called Lebbaeus or Thaddaeus;
- Simon the Canaanite, who was called the Zealot; and
- Judas Iscariot (who also betrayed him).
Soon afterwards, Jesus walked up to the city gates of Nain…
At that same moment, another crowd was leaving the city – carrying the body of the only son of a widow. When Jesus saw her, with compassion, and said, “Don’t cry.” He walked up, and touched the coffin. Those carrying the coffin stood still.
Jesus said, “Young man, I tell you, get up,” and out of the top of the box popped up the dead person. Confusion clouded our excitement, until he sat up inside the coffin, and started to talk. Fear spread through this crowd like a vine of adrenaline as big eyes searched for anywhere to hang this experience. This was talked about over and over.
Jesus gave him back to his mother.
This post includes all Jesus’ words from:
Luke 6:12-19, 7:11-17
Bible Dictionary: a list of Bible words and phrases (typically Jesus’ words) which don’t have clear meaning when used in daily talk, and are simplified / culturally paraphrased in this story – in pursuit of understanding.
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