Mark 11: 27 – 33 The authority of Jesus questioned

Mark 11: 27 – 33 The authority of Jesus questioned They arrived again in Jerusalem, and while Jesus was walking in the temple courts, the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders came to him. ‘By what authority are you doing these things,’ they asked. ‘And who gave you authority to doContinue reading “Mark 11: 27 – 33 The authority of Jesus questioned”

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 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: 14 – 29 Jesus heals a boy possessed by an impure spirit

Mark 9: 14 – 29 Jesus heals a boy possessed by an impure spirit When they came to the other disciples, they saw a large crowd around them and the teachers of the law arguing with them. As soon as all the people saw Jesus, they were overwhelmed with wonder and ran to greet him.Continue reading “Mark 9: 14 – 29 Jesus heals a boy possessed by an impure spirit”

Mark 8: 34 – 38, 9:1 The way of the cross

Mark 8: 34 – 38, 9:1 The way of the cross Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said, ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses theirContinue reading “Mark 8: 34 – 38, 9:1 The way of the cross”

Mark 7: 1 – 23 That which defiles

Mark 7: 1 – 23 That which defiles The Pharisees and some of the teachers of the law who had come from Jerusalem gathered round Jesus and saw some of his disciples eating food with hands that were defiled, that is, unwashed. (The Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they give theirContinue reading “Mark 7: 1 – 23 That which defiles”

Mark 1: 14 – 20 Jesus announces the good news & Jesus calls his first disciples

Jesus announces the good news After John was put in prison, Jesus went into Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God. ‘The time has come,’ he said. ‘The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!’ Jesus calls his first disciples As Jesus walked beside the Sea of Galilee, he sawContinue reading “Mark 1: 14 – 20 Jesus announces the good news & Jesus calls his first disciples”

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”