Mark 12: 41 – 44 The widow’s offering

Mark 12: 41 – 44 The widow’s offering Jesus sat down opposite the place where the offerings were put and watched the crowd putting their money into the temple treasury. Many rich people threw in large amounts. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, worth only a few pence.Continue reading “Mark 12: 41 – 44 The widow’s offering”

Mark 12: 28 – 34 The greatest commandment

Mark 12: 28 – 34 The greatest commandment One of the teachers of the law came and heard them debating. Noticing that Jesus had given them a good answer, he asked him, ‘Of all the commandments, which is the most important?’ ‘The most important one,’ answered Jesus, ‘is this: “Hear, O Israel: the Lord ourContinue reading “Mark 12: 28 – 34 The greatest commandment”

Mark 12: 18 – 27 Marriage at the resurrection

Mark 12: 18 – 27 Marriage at the resurrection Then the Sadducees, who say there is no resurrection, came to him with a question. ‘Teacher,’ they said, ‘Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies and leaves a wife but no children, the man must marry the widow and raise up offspring forContinue reading “Mark 12: 18 – 27 Marriage at the resurrection”

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 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: 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 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: 22 – 26 Jesus heals a blind man at Bethsaida

Mark 8: 22 – 26 Jesus heals a blind man at Bethsaida They came to Bethsaida, and some people brought a blind man and begged Jesus to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him outside the village. When he had spat on the man’s eyes and put his handsContinue reading “Mark 8: 22 – 26 Jesus heals a blind man at Bethsaida”

Mark 8: 14 – 21 The yeast of the Pharisees and Herod

Mark 8: 14 – 21 The yeast of the Pharisees and Herod The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. ‘Be careful,’ Jesus warned them. ‘Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod.’ They discussed this with one another and said,Continue reading “Mark 8: 14 – 21 The yeast of the Pharisees and Herod”

Mark 8: 1 – 13 Jesus feeds the four thousand

Mark 8: 1 – 13 Jesus feeds the four thousand During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, ‘I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them homeContinue reading “Mark 8: 1 – 13 Jesus feeds the four thousand”