Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house

Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the believers from Joppa went along. The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him andContinue reading “Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house”

Acts 2: 22 – 41 Peter addresses the crowd – Part 2

Acts 2: 22 – 41 Peter addresses the crowd – Part 2 ‘Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate planContinue reading “Acts 2: 22 – 41 Peter addresses the crowd – Part 2”

Luke 3: 21 – 38 The baptism and genealogy of Jesus

Luke 3: 21 – 38 The baptism and genealogy of Jesus When all the people were being baptised, Jesus was baptised too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: ‘You are my son, whom IContinue reading “Luke 3: 21 – 38 The baptism and genealogy of Jesus”

Luke 3: 1 – 19 John the Baptist prepares the way

Luke 3: 1 – 19 John the Baptist prepares the way In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberias Caesar – when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of Iturea and Traconitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene – during the high-priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas, theContinue reading “Luke 3: 1 – 19 John the Baptist prepares the way”

John 3: 22 – 36 John testifies again about Jesus

John 3: 22 – 36 After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptised. One new thing that I have learned from this study of St John’s gospel is that Jesus had an important ministry of baptism. What significance does baptism have inContinue reading “John 3: 22 – 36 John testifies again about Jesus”

John 3: 18 – 21 Jesus teaches Nicodemus

John 3: 18 – 21 Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son. (John 3: 18) St John sets this statement in a scene in which Jesus is responding to doubts expressed by Nicodemus.Continue reading “John 3: 18 – 21 Jesus teaches Nicodemus”