Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles
Jesus gave his guys power to heal and he sent them out to spread the word of God. He said to help anyone who accepts it and move on when people don't.
Herod Is Perplexed by Jesus
Herod was hearing reports that John was raised from the dead, that Elijah had appeared, and that one of the prophets of old has risen. He didn't know what to make of it.
Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand
Jesus goes to a desolate place and a bunch of people followed him. There wasn't enough food for everyone and they only had 5 loaves of bread and 2 fish. Jesus said a blessing and broke the bread and passed it around. There was plenty for everyone and afterward there was a bunch left over.
I have heard the interpretation of this story that many of the people had food on them secretly and Jesus basically motivated the people to share when they wouldn't have otherwise. Seems to square with the story the way it is written here.
Peter Confesses Jesus as the Christ
Jesus asks who the crowds think he is, some say John the Baptist, some say Elijah, Peter says he is the Christ.
Jesus Foretells His Death
Jesus says he will be rejected and killed and raised from the dead after 3 days.
Take Up Your Cross and Follow Jesus
Jesus says if you are truly with me take up a cross and join me. He says if you lose your life for Jesus you will gain in the afterlife.
I think that is what he says anyway, it's fairly cryptic.
Jesus went up a mountain along with Peter John and James. Jesus' face was altered and his clothing became dazzling white. He was talking with Moses and Elijah. Peter said they could set up some tents for Moses and Elijah but they departed quickly. Then a cloud came down and a voice boomed from the cloud saying Jesus is his son and to listen to him. Oh yeah, and in the middle of the story it mentions that the three disciples with Jesus were asleep, and they were groggy as this was happening, and it seems to have happened quickly.
I typically try to just let the miracle stuff go, but here it explicitly says the witnesses to this event were just waking up and groggy. It seems so much more likely to me that this was a dream.
Jesus Heals a Boy with an Unclean Spirit
There was a young boy who the disciples were unable to heal so the father asked Jesus to do it, he did.
Jesus Again Foretells His Death
Jesus told his disciples that he would be delivered into the hands of men. They did not understand because they didn't want to hear it. They were afraid to ask him further about the matter.
Who Is the Greatest?
The disciples argued which of them is the best and Jesus said the least if the one who is great.
Translation: the disciples were jockeying for position and Jesus told them to shut up. (agree?)
Anyone Not Against Us Is For Us
Someone not affiliated with Jesus was casting out demons in his name. Jesus said to let the guy be as he is not against us.
A Samaritan Village Rejects Jesus
His disciples went ahead of him to make preparations for Jesus at a Samaritan village. The villagers did not want to take Jesus in. The disciples then asked Jesus if they should have fire come from the heaven to destroy the village and Jesus said no.
The disciples are not nice people.
The Cost of Following Jesus
People who want to follow Jesus first wanted to bury their father or say goodbye to their family. Jesus said no.
I don't really understand the point of this.