Acts 14: 21 – 28 The return to Antioch in Syria

Acts 14: 21 – 28 The return to Antioch in Syria [The next day Paul and Barnabas left for Derbe} They preached the gospel in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. ‘WeContinue reading “Acts 14: 21 – 28 The return to Antioch in Syria”

Luke 24: 13 – 35 On the road to Emmaus

Luke 24:  13 – 35 On the road to Emmaus Now that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking with each other about everything that had happened. As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up andContinue reading “Luke 24: 13 – 35 On the road to Emmaus”

Luke 22: 39 – 46 Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives

Luke 22: 39 – 46 Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, ‘Pray that you will not fall into temptation.’ He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed,Continue reading “Luke 22: 39 – 46 Jesus prays on the Mount of Olives”

Luke 17: 1 – 10 Sin, faith, duty

Luke 17: 1 – 10 Sin, faith, duty Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Things that cause people to stumble are bound to come, but woe to anyone through whom they come. It would be better for them to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied round their neck than to cause one ofContinue reading “Luke 17: 1 – 10 Sin, faith, duty”

Luke 14: 25 – 35 The cost of being a disciple

Luke 14: 25 – 35 The cost of being a disciple Large crowds were travelling with Jesus, and turning to them he said, ‘If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters – yes, even their own life – such a person cannot be myContinue reading “Luke 14: 25 – 35 The cost of being a disciple”

Luke 12: 35 – 48 Watchfulness

Luke 12: 35 – 48 Watchfulness ‘Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watchingContinue reading “Luke 12: 35 – 48 Watchfulness”

Luke 9: 21 – 27 Jesus predicts his death

Luke 9: 21 – 27 Jesus predicts his death [ ‘But what about you?’ he asked. ‘Who do you say I am?’ Peter answered, ‘God’s Messiah.’ ] (Luke 9: 20) Jesus strictly warned them not to tell this to anyone. And he said, ‘The Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected byContinue reading “Luke 9: 21 – 27 Jesus predicts his death”

Luke 5: 27 – 32 Jesus calls Levi and eats with sinners

Luke 5: 27 – 32 Jesus calls Levi and eats with sinners After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. ‘Follow me,’ Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. Then Levi held a great banquet for JesusContinue reading “Luke 5: 27 – 32 Jesus calls Levi and eats with sinners”

John 17: 6 – 19 Jesus prays for his disciples

John 17: 6 – 19 Jesus prays for his disciples ‘I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. For I gave them theContinue reading “John 17: 6 – 19 Jesus prays for his disciples”

John 15:26 – 16:15 The work of the Holy Spirit

John 15:26 – 16:15 The work of the Holy Spirit ‘When the Advocate comes, whom I will send to you from the Father – the Spirit of truth who goes out from the Father – he will testify about me. And you also must testify, for you have been with me from the beginning. ‘AllContinue reading “John 15:26 – 16:15 The work of the Holy Spirit”