Acts 4: 32 – 37 The believers share their possessions

Acts 4: 32 – 37 The believers share their possessions All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had. With great power the apostles continued to testify to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. And God’s grace wasContinue reading “Acts 4: 32 – 37 The believers share their possessions”

Acts 3: 11 – 26 Peter speaks to the onlookers

Acts 3: 11 – 26 Peter speaks to the onlookers While the man held onto Peter and John, all the people were astonished and came running to them in the place called Solomon’s Colonnade. When Peter saw this, he said to them, ‘Fellow Israelites, why does this surprise you? Why do you stare at usContinue reading “Acts 3: 11 – 26 Peter speaks to the onlookers”

Luke 18: 1 – 8 The parable of the persistent widow

Luke 18: 1 – 8 The parable of the persistent widow Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor cared what people thought. And there was a widow inContinue reading “Luke 18: 1 – 8 The parable of the persistent widow”

Luke 15: 11 – 32 The parable of the lost son

Luke 15: 11 – 32 The parable of the lost son Jesus continued: ‘There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, “Father, give me my share of the estate.” So he divided his property between them. ‘Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had,Continue reading “Luke 15: 11 – 32 The parable of the lost son”

Luke 11: 1 – 13 Jesus’ teaching on prayer

Luke 11: 1 – 13 Jesus’ teaching on prayer One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.’ He said to them, ‘When you pray, say: ‘ “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdomContinue reading “Luke 11: 1 – 13 Jesus’ teaching on prayer”

Luke 9: 28 – 36 The transfiguration

Luke 9: 28 – 36 The transfiguration About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray. As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. Two men, Moses andContinue reading “Luke 9: 28 – 36 The transfiguration”

Luke 8: 22 – 25 Jesus calms the storm

Luke 8: 22 – 25 Jesus calms the storm One day Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other side of the lake.’ So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was beingContinue reading “Luke 8: 22 – 25 Jesus calms the storm”

John 19: 17 – 37 The crucifixion and death of Jesus

John 19: 17 – 37 The crucifixion and death of Jesus The crucifixion of Jesus So the soldiers took charge of Jesus. Carrying his own cross, he went out to the place of the skull (which in Aramaic is called Golgotha). There they crucified him, and with him two others – one on each sideContinue reading “John 19: 17 – 37 The crucifixion and death of Jesus”

John 17: 1 – 5 Jesus prays to be glorified

John 17: 1 – 5 Jesus prays to be glorified After Jesus said this, he looked towards heaven and prayed: ‘Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him.Continue reading “John 17: 1 – 5 Jesus prays to be glorified”

John 8: 12 – 20 Dispute over Jesus’ testimony

John 8: 12 – 20 Dispute over Jesus’ testimony When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ The Pharisees challenged him, ‘Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony isContinue reading “John 8: 12 – 20 Dispute over Jesus’ testimony”