Acts 4: 23 – 31 The believers pray

Acts 4: 23 – 31 The believers pray On their release, Peter and John went back to their own people and reported all that the chief priests and the elders had said to them. When they heard this, they raised their voices together in prayer to God. ‘Sovereign Lord,’ they said, ‘you made the heavensContinue reading “Acts 4: 23 – 31 The believers pray”

Acts 1: 12 – 26 Matthias chosen to replace Judas

Acts 1: 12 – 26 Matthias chosen to replace Judas Then the apostles returned to Jerusalem from the hill called the Mount of Olives, a Sabbath day’s walk from the city. When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas,Continue reading “Acts 1: 12 – 26 Matthias chosen to replace Judas”

Luke 20: 9 – 19 The parable of the tenants

Luke 20: 9 – 19 The parable of the tenants He went on to tell the people this parable: ‘A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruitContinue reading “Luke 20: 9 – 19 The parable of the tenants”

Luke 20: 1 – 8 The authority of Jesus questioned

Luke 20: 1 – 8 The authority of Jesus questioned One day as Jesus was teaching the people in the temple courts and proclaiming the good news, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, together with the elders, came up to him. ‘Tell us by what authority you are doing these things,’ theyContinue reading “Luke 20: 1 – 8 The authority of Jesus questioned”

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”

Luke 2: 41 – 52 The boy Jesus at the temple

Luke 2: 41 – 52 The boy Jesus at the temple Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they were up to the festival, according to the custom. After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayedContinue reading “Luke 2: 41 – 52 The boy Jesus at the temple”

Luke 1: 46 – 56 Mary’s song

Luke 1: 46 – 56 Mary’s song Mary has been told by an angel that she is to bear a son by the power of the Holy Spirit. As quickly as possible she has hurried to see her relative, Elizabeth, who is also expecting a child despite being old and barren. When they met, ElizabethContinue reading “Luke 1: 46 – 56 Mary’s song”

Luke 1: 1 – 4 Introduction

Luke 1: 1 – 4 Introduction Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eye witnesses and servants of the word. With this in mind, since I myself have carefully investigatedContinue reading “Luke 1: 1 – 4 Introduction”

John 18: 28 – 40 Jesus before Pilate

John 18: 28 – 40 Jesus before Pilate Then the Jewish leaders took Jesus from Caiaphas to the palace of the Roman governor. By now it was early morning, and to avoid ceremonial uncleanness they did not enter the palace, because they wanted to be able to eat the Passover. So Pilate came out toContinue reading “John 18: 28 – 40 Jesus before Pilate”

John 18: 15 – 27 Peter denies Jesus

John 18: 15 – 27 Peter denies Jesus Peter’s first denial Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard, but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the highContinue reading “John 18: 15 – 27 Peter denies Jesus”