Jesus in the New Testament and The Urantia Book, Part 5
Last Months of Jesus' Public Ministry
Growing Opposition of Religious Leaders
Urantia Paper 152: Events Leading Up to the Capernaum Crisis
- UP 152:0 Going to Jairus' daughter. Matt. 9:1, Matt. 9:18,19, Mark 5:21-24, Luke 8:40-42
152:1 At Jairus' House. Matt.
- Two blind men and dumb boy. Matt. 9:27-34
152:2 Feeding the Five Thousand. Matt.
- (Feeding the four thousand is not in the Urantia Book.)
- UP 152:3 The King:making Episode. John 6:14-15
- UP 152:4 Simon Peter's Night Vision. Matt. 14:22-33, Mark 6:45-52, John 6:16-21
- UP 152:5 Back in Bethsaida. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 152:6 At Gennesaret. Matt. 14:34-36, Mark 6:53-55
- UP 152:7 At Jerusalem. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 153: The Crisis at Capernaum
- UP 153:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 153:1 The Setting of the Stage. No New Testament Correspondence.
153:2 The Epochal Sermon. John
- This sermon in the synagogue marks the turning point in Jesus' relations with the Jerusalem religious leaders. Before this time there had existed an increasingly uneasy peace. After this sermon, in which Jesus proclaimed himself to be the "bread of life," there existed open hostility between the established religious leaders and Jesus.
- UP 153:3 The After Meeting
- Flesh and blood. John 6:52-71
- Eating with unwashed hands. Matt.
- "need not honor his father"--That is, the children would say that the part of their wealth they would normally have given to their parents had been given to God instead. This enabled them to not share their wealth with their parents in need—thereby they disobeyed the commandment to 'honor your father and your mother.' Jesus makes this point to his outspoken enemies, the Jerusalem religious leaders, who accused him of transgressing the "tradition of the elders."
- UP 153:4 Last Words in the Synagogue
- UP 153:5 The Saturday Evening. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 154: Last Days at Capernaum
- UP 154:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 154:1 A Week of Counsel. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 154:2 A Week of Rest. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 154:3 The Second Tiberias Conference. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 154:4 Saturday Night in Capernaum. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 154:5 The Eventful Sunday Morning. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 154:6 Jesus' Family Arrives. Matt. 12:46-50, Mark 3:31-35, Luke 8:19-21
- UP 154:7 The Hasty Flight. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 155: Fleeing through Northern Galilee
- UP 155:0 No New Testament Correspondence
- UP 155:1 Why Do the Heathen Rage? No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 155:2 The Evangelists in Chorazin. No New Testament Correspondence.
155:3 At Caesarea:Philippi. Matt.
16:13-19, Matt. 16:24
- "You are the Messiah, the son of the living God." Here, for the first time, the apostles (with Peter as their spokesman) affirm their belief that Jesus is not only the Messiah (the Christ--"the anointed one")--but also the divine Son of God.
- "on this rock I will build my church"--What is this rock? It is the apostle's confession, through the insight of the Father's spirit, that Jesus is the Son of God. This belief in Jesus' divine identity is a revelation of the spirit to man's soul, and Jesus declares that on this rock of spiritual reality he will build his church--the spiritual brotherhood of the kingdom of heaven.
- "take up his cross and follow me"--Assume the obligations of sonship with God.
- UP 155:4 On the Way to Phoenicia. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 155:5 The Discourse on True Religion. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 155:6 The Second Discourse on Religion. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 156: The Sojourn at Tyre and Sidon
- UP 156:0 No New Testament Correspondence
- UP 156:1 The Syrian Woman. Matt. 15:21-28, Mark 7:24-30
- UP 156:2 Teaching In Sidon. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 156:3 The Journey up the Coast. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 156:4 At, Tyre. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 156:5 Jesus: Teaching at Tyre. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 156:6 The Return from Phoenicia. No New Testament Correspondence.
Mount of Transfiguration
Urantia Paper 157: At Caesarea:Philippi
- UP 157:0 No New Testament Correspondence
- UP 157:1 The Temple tax Collector. Matt. 17:24-27
- UP 157:2 At Bethsaida:Julias
- UP 157:3 Peter's Confession. Matt. 16:13-17, Mark 8:27-30, Luke 9:18-21
- UP 157:4 The Talk about the Kingdom. Matt. 16:18-20
- UP 158:5 The New Concept. No New Testament Correspondence
- UP 158:6 The Next, Afternoon. Scattered New Testament references.
- UP 158:7 Andrew's Conference. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 158: The Mount of Transfiguration
- UP 158:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
158:1 The Transfiguration. Matt.
- "led them up a high mountain"--Jesus and the apostles have retreated to the domains of Herod Philip, north of Galilee. They have recently been at Caesarea:Phillipi. Mt. Hermon is about 10 miles northeast of Caesarea:Phillipi and is the only "high mountain" in these parts. The apostles probably camped at the foot of Mt. Hermon while Jesus and the three ascended the mountain.
158:2 Coming Down the Mountain. Matt.
- "until the Son of Man should have risen from the dead."--This is Jesus' first mention of the fact that he will die and rise from the dead.
- "I tell you that Elijah has come"--Peter and the other apostles have recently confessed that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God. Here Jesus identifies John the Baptist as his forefunner, the Elijah of Malachi's prophecy.
- UP 158:3 Meaning of the Transfiguration. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 158:4 The Epileptic Boy. Matt. 17:14-20, Mark 9:14-29, Luke 9:37-43
- UP 158:5 Jesus Heals the Boy.
- UP 158:6 In Celsus' Garden. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 158:7 Peter's Protest. Matt. 16:21-28, Mark 8:31-end, Mark 9:1, Luke 9:22-27
158:8 At Peter's House. Matt.
- Causing little ones to stumble. Luke 17:1,2
Concluding the Public Ministry
- Urantia Paper 159: The Decapolis Tour
- UP 159:0 Mark 7.31
159:1 The Sermon on Forgiveness.
- a. The lost sheep. Matt. 18:12-14, Luke 15:3-7
- b. When your brother sins against you. Matt. 18:15-20
- c. Ungrateful steward. Matt.
- "ten thousand talents"--A talent was more than fifteen years' wages of a laborer. Ten thousand talents in silver content would amount to almost $10,000,000 and would be much more in buying power.
- "a hundred denarii"--The denarius was equivalent to one day's wage.
- UP 159:2 The Strange Preacher. Mark 9:38-41, Luke 9:49,50
- UP 159:3 Instruction for Teachers and Believers. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 159:4 The Talk with Nathaniel. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 159:5 The Positive Nature of Jesus' Religion. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 159:6 The Return to Magadan. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 160: Rodan of Alexandria
- UP 160:0 This paper is not in the New Testament.
- UP 160:1 Rodan's Greek Philosophy
- UP 160:2 The Art of Living
- UP 160:3 The Lures of Maturity
- UP 160:4 The Balance of Maturity
- UP 160:5 The Religion of the Ideal.
Urantia Paper 161: Further Discussions with Rodan
- UP 161:0 This paper is not in the New Testament.
- UP 161:1 The Personality of God
- UP 161:2 The Divine Nature of Jesus
- UP 161:3 Jesus' Human and Divine Minds
Urantia Paper 162: At the Feast of Tabernacles
- UP 162:0 Calling fire down from heaven. Luke 9:51-56
- UP 162:1 The Dangers of the Visit to Jerusalem. No New Testament Correspondence.
162:2 The First Temple Talk. John
- "Feast of Tabernacles"--This was the celebration of the final harvest, and came in the cool autumn months (September--October). Thus it was much better attended than either the Passover (at the end of winter) or Pentecost (at the beginning of summer). The fact that this feast was attended by Jews from all over the known world made it an ideal occasion of Jesus' first public proclamation of the gospel in Jerusalem.
- The feast commemorated the time the Hebrews lived in the wilderness before they entered Canaan. As part of this celebration families built small huts using palm and willow branches. The feast was appointed by Moses in Leviticus 23:39.
- UP 162:3 The Woman Taken in Adultery. John 7:53 to end, John 8:1-11
- UP 162:4 The Feast of Tabernacles. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 162:5 Sermon on the Light of the World. John 8:12-30
- UP 162:6 Discourse on the Water of Life. John 7:37-44
162:7 The Discourse on Spiritual Freedom. John
- Jesus affirms that the Jews are the children of Abraham in the sense that they are physical descendants of Abraham while pointing out that they are not children of Abraham in the sense of being followers of his teachings and practices.
- UP 162:8 The Visit with Martha and Mary. Luke 10:38-42
162:9 At Bethlehem with Abner. No New Testament Correspondence.
- (Possibly confused with John 11:47-54.)
Urantia Paper 163: Ordination of the Seventy at Magadan
- UP 163:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 163:1 Ordination of the Seventy. Luke 10:1-12,16
- UP 163:2 The Rich Young Man and others. Matt. 19:16-22, Mark 10:17-22, Luke 18:18-23
- UP 163:3 The Discussion about Wealth. Matt. 19:23-30, Matt. 20:1-16, Mark 10:23-31, Luke 18:24-30
- UP 163:4 Farewell to the Seventy. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 163:5 Moving the Camp to Pella. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 163:6 The Return of the Seventy. Luke 10:13-15, Luke 10:17-24
- UP 163:7 Preparation for the Last Mission. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 164: At the Feast of Dedication
- UP 164:0 No New Testament Correspondence
- UP 164:1 Story of the Good Samaritan. Luke 10:25-37
- UP 164:2 At Jerusalem. No New Testament Correspondence.
164:3 Healing the Blind Beggar. John
- It was common belief that persons were born blind because of the sins of their parents.
164:4 Josiah before the Sanhedrin. See reference for
UP Sec. 3.
- The Sanhedrin was the high ruling body of the Jews. It was composed of Pharisees (scribes and rabbis) and Sadducees (priests and certain wealthy Jews) and was presided over by the High Priest. Since the Sanhedrin was the Jewish Supreme Court it was they who would have conducted any investigation into the breaking of the Sabbath.
- UP 164:5 Teaching in Solomon's Porch. John 10:22-42
Urantia Paper 165: The Perean Mission Begins
- UP 165:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 165:1 At the Pella Camp. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 165:2 Sermon on the Good Shepherd. John 10:1-21
- UP 165:3 Sabbath Sermon at Pella. Luke 12:1-12
- UP 165:4 Dividing the Inheritance. Luke 12:13-15
- The foolish rich man. Luke 12:16-21
- UP 165:5 Talks to the Apostles on Wealth. Luke 12:22-40
- UP 165:6 Answer to Peter's question. Luke 12:41-53
Urantia Paper 166: Last Visit to Northern Perea
- UP 166:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 166:1 The Pharisees at Ragaba. Matt. 23:1-27, Luke 11:37-54
- UP 166:2 The Ten Lepers. Luke 17:11-19
- UP 166:3 Sermon at Gerasa. Luke 13:22-30
- UP 166:4 Teaching about Accidents. Luke 13:1-9
- UP 166:5 The Congregation at Philadelphia. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 167: The Visit to Philadelphia
- UP 167:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 167:1 Breakfast with the Pharisees. Luke 14:1-14
- UP 167:2 Parable of the Great Supper. Luke 14:15-24
- UP 167:3 The Woman with the Spirit of Infirmity. Luke 13:10-17
- UP 167:4 The Message from Bethany. John 11:1-16
- UP 167:5 On the Way to Bethany
- a. Publican and Pharisee. Luke 18:9-14
- b. At Jericho--marriage and divorce. Matt. 19:3-12, Mark 10:2-12
- UP 167:6 Blessing the Little Children. Matt. 19:13-15, Mark 10:13-16, Luke 18:15-17
- UP 167:7 Talk about Angels. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 168: The Resurrection of Lazarus
- UP 168:0 Arriving at Bethany. John 11:17-33
- UP 168:1 At the Tomb of Lazarus. John 11:34-40
- UP 168:2 The Resurrection of Lazarus. John 11:41-46
168:3 Meeting of the Sanhedrin. John
- "gathering the council"--The Sanhedrin met to decide what to do about Jesus.
- "Jesus therefore no longer went about openly among the Jews; but went from there to the country near the wilderness, and there he stayed with his disciples."--The regions of Perea and the Decapolis, and the provinces lying across the Jordan river from Judea were all outside the reach of the Jewish Sanhedrin.
- UP 168:4 The Answer to Prayer. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 168:5 What Became of Lazarus. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 169: Last Teaching at Pella
- UP 169:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 169:1 Parable of the Lost Son
169:2 Parable of the Shrewd Steward. Luke
- "mammon" was a Semitic word for money or riches
- UP 169:3 The Rich Man and the Beggar. Luke 16:19-31
- UP 169:4 The Father and His Kingdom. No New Testament Correspondence.
Urantia Paper 170: The Kingdom of Heaven
- UP 170:0 No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 170:1 Concepts of the Kingdom of Heaven. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 170:2 Jesus' Concept of the Kingdom. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 170:3 In Relation to Righteousness. No New Testament Correspondence.
- UP 170:4 Jesus' Teaching about the Kingdom. No New Testament Correspondence
- UP 170:5 Later Ideas of the Kingdom. No New Testament Correspondence.