Mark 11: 12 – 26 Jesus curses a fig-tree and clears the temple courts

Mark 11: 12 – 26 Jesus curses a fig-tree and clears the temple courts The next day as they were leaving Bethany, Jesus was hungry. Seeing in the distance a fig-tree in leaf, he went to find out if it had any fruit. When he reached it, he found nothing but leaves, because it wasContinue reading “Mark 11: 12 – 26 Jesus curses a fig-tree and clears the temple courts”

Mark 11: 1 – 11 Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king

Mark 11: 1 – 11 Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king As they approached Jerusalem and came to Bethphage and Bethany at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two of his disciples, saying to them, ‘Go to the village ahead of you, and just as you enter it, you will find a colt tied there,Continue reading “Mark 11: 1 – 11 Jesus comes to Jerusalem as king”

Mark 10: 46 – 52 Blind Bartimaeus receives his sight

Mark 10: 46 – 52 Blind Bartimaeus receives his sight Then they came to Jericho. As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus (which means ‘son of Timaeus’), was sitting by the roadside begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he beganContinue reading “Mark 10: 46 – 52 Blind Bartimaeus receives his sight”

Mark 10: 35 – 45 The request of James and John

Mark 10: 35 – 45 The request of James and John Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘we want you to do for us whatever we ask.’ ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ he asked. They replied, ‘Let one of us sit at yourContinue reading “Mark 10: 35 – 45 The request of James and John”

Mark 10: 32 – 34 Jesus predicts his death a third time

Mark 10: 32 – 34 Jesus predicts his death a third time They were on their way up to Jerusalem, with Jesus leading the way, and the disciples were astonished, while those who followed were afraid. Again he took the Twelve aside and told them what was going to happen to him. ‘We are goingContinue reading “Mark 10: 32 – 34 Jesus predicts his death a third time”

Mark 10: 17 – 31 The rich and the kingdom of God

Mark 10: 17 – 31 The rich and the kingdom of God As Jesus started on his way, a man ran up to him and fell on his knees before him. ‘Good teacher,’ he asked, ‘what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ ‘Why do you call me good,’ Jesus answered. ‘No one is goodContinue reading “Mark 10: 17 – 31 The rich and the kingdom of God”

Mark 10: 13 – 16 The little children and Jesus

Mark 10: 13 – 16 The little children and Jesus People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for theContinue reading “Mark 10: 13 – 16 The little children and Jesus”

Mark 10: 1 – 12 Divorce

Mark 10: 1 – 12 Divorce Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds of people came to him, and as was his custom, he taught them. Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?’Continue reading “Mark 10: 1 – 12 Divorce”

Mark 9: 42 – 50 Causing to stumble

Mark 9: 42 – 50 Causing to stumble ‘If anyone causes one of these little ones – those who believe in me – to stumble, it would be better for them if a large millstone were hung round their neck and they were thrown into the sea. If your hand causes you to stumble, cutContinue reading “Mark 9: 42 – 50 Causing to stumble”

Mark 9: 38 – 41 Whoever is not against us is for us

Mark 9: 38 – 41 Whoever is not against us is for us ‘Teacher,’ said John, ‘we saw someone driving out demons in your name and we told him to stop, because he was not one of us.’ ‘Do not stop him,’ Jesus said. ‘For no one who does a miracle in my name canContinue reading “Mark 9: 38 – 41 Whoever is not against us is for us”