24 Paraphrased Quotes From Jesus
by Carl Vasta with the
Audio Version of the Christmas Story
( The birth of Jesus ) read by Kathy Bird
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Lazarus And The Rich Man
( audio run time: 2 min - 23 sec )
A story about a poor beggar named Lazarus, who lived outside a rich man's house hoping to receive scraps of food from the rich man's table.
The Greatest Commandment
( audio run time: 1 min - 59 sec )
Jesus tells the people that 'all the laws that have been given to you by Moses and the Prophets are based on these two commands'.
The Lost Sheep & The Lost Son
( audio run time: 4 min - 42 sec )
There will be more joy in heaven over one who gives up their life of sin and seeks God's ways than those who have been living faithfully in God.
The Meaning Of Easter
( audio run time: 11 min - 11 sec )
Three examples from Jesus about the real meaning of Easter: The Paralyzed Man, Jesus Brings Lazarus Back To Life, The Unbelief Of Thomas.
The Worry Of Daily Life
( audio run time: 3 min - 08 sec )
'Do Not Worry,' Jesus said, 'Who of you, by worrying, can add one moment to your life-span?'
The Ten Lepers
( audio run time: 2 min - 00 sec )
Jesus shows only one out of ten people in this world believes and gives thanks to God for anything good in their lives. Where are you on this list?
The Good Samaritan
( audio run time: 2 min - 42 sec )
A teacher of the law asks Jesus to define 'who is your neighbor' in Jesus' teaching, 'and you shall love your neighbor as you love yourself '.
How To Give And How To Pray
( audio run time: 3 min - 14 sec )
Jesus teaches the people the way God would have us pray, ( The Lord's Prayer ), and the way God would have us give to others.
The Un-believing Towns
( audio run time: 1 min - 51 sec )
The people who lived in the towns where Jesus performed most of his miracles did not turn away from their sins.
Signs Revealing Christ's
Return To Earth
( audio run time: 8 min - 55 sec )
Jesus tells his disciples what signs will reveal his return to Earth to start his 1000 year reign as King of the world.
The Last Supper
( audio run time: 7 min - 03 sec )
The events of preparing a room so Jesus and the Apostles could share a last supper together before his arrest, trial and crucifixion.
Why We Should
( audio run time: 5 min - 40 sec )
In the Jimmy Stewart movie, It's A Wonderful Life, we are told, "Every time you hear a bell ring, an angel gets his wings".
"Christmas is the bell God uses to remind us a savior was born, and by our faith in Jesus, we have been redeemed to live forever." - Carl Vasta
The Things That
Make A Person Unclean
( audio run time: 3 min - 20 sec )
Jesus answers the 'teachers of the law' about washing your hands before you eat and what really makes you unclean!
Marriage, Adultery, and Divorce
( audio run time: 7 min - 24 sec )
Jesus addresses questions about Marriage In Heaven, Marriage In The Last Days, Divorce, Adultery, and even Defines Adultery.
Jesus, Chooses, The Apostles
( audio run time: 12 min - 38 sec )
How and where Jesus chose the 12 disciples who became his Apostles.
The Coming Persecutions
For The Believers
( audio run time: 11 min - 04 sec )
Jesus sends his disciples to towns to preach the good news and tells them what to expect, who to be afraid of, about their rewards, and his final words to them at the last supper.
Jesus Feeds 5000 Men
not counting women and children
( part 1 )
( audio run time: 5 min - 32 sec )
This is one of two times that Jesus fed large crowds. This story tells how he fed 5000 men, not counting the women or children - with 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish.
Jesus Walks On The Water
( audio run time: 3 min - 04 sec )
Jesus appears walking on the water to his disciples who are in a boat, in the midst of a storm. He encourages Peter to walk on the water to him.
The Bread Of Life
( audio run time: 8 min - 41 sec )
Jesus said, 'Man cannot live on bread alone, but needs every word that God speaks.' Bread nourishes of the body, the Word Of God nourishes of the soul.
The Meaning Of The Cross
( audio run time: 11 min - 07 sec )
Jesus relates his cross to the bronze snake Moses made to heal the people bitten and dying from snake bites. More quotes by Jesus and Paul about the cross.
Jonah And The Whale
( audio run time: 3 min - 07 sec )
The Pharisees and the teachers of the law ask Jesus for a miracle. He tells them none shall be given to them except the sign of Jonah.
Jesus And The Devil
( audio run time: 5 min - 03 sec )
Jesus tells the teachers of the law, the people, and his disciples the truth about the Devil and evil spirits.
Jesus And The Sabbath
( The Day Of Rest )
( audio run time: 2 min - 52 sec )
Jesus establishes a rule for the Sabbath: 'The Sabbath was made for the good of man; man was not made for the Sabbath.'
The Christmas Story
( The Birth Of Jesus )
( audio run time: 13 min - 19 sec )
Audio Version read by Kathy Bird
Music and ending comment by Carl Vasta
This is the Christmas Story or the events that took place before and at the birth of Jesus.
Also the things that happened after he was born: He was taken to Egypt until King Herod died and brought to the city of Nazareth, in Galilee.
There is also the first quote by Jesus recorded in bible at the age of twelve years old, after Mary and Joseph lost him for three days in Jerusalem.
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