Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house

Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house The next day Peter started out with them, and some of the believers from Joppa went along. The following day he arrived in Caesarea. Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends. As Peter entered the house, Cornelius met him andContinue reading “Acts 10: 23 – 48 Peter at Cornelius’ house”

Acts 8: 9 – 25 Simon the sorcerer

Acts 8: 9 – 25 Simon the sorcerer Now for some time a man named Simon had practised sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, ‘The man is rightly calledContinue reading “Acts 8: 9 – 25 Simon the sorcerer”

Acts 5: 21 – 42 The apostles persecuted

Acts 5: 21 – 42 The apostles persecuted At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people. When the high priest and his associated arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin – the full assembly of the elders of Israel – and sent to the jail forContinue reading “Acts 5: 21 – 42 The apostles persecuted”

The resurrection of Jesus – Part 5 – A consistent record

The resurrection of Jesus – Part 5 – A consistent record It is well known that each of the gospels was written for a different group of Christians, and with a different emphasis. In particular, St John’s gospel stresses the divinity of Jesus, while the synoptic gospels focus more on his humanity. It’s also worthContinue reading “The resurrection of Jesus – Part 5 – A consistent record”

Luke 23: 32 – 43 The crucifixion of Jesus

Luke 23: 32 – 43 The crucifixion of Jesus Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals – one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, ‘Father, forgive them,Continue reading “Luke 23: 32 – 43 The crucifixion of Jesus”

Luke 22: 54 – 62 Peter disowns Jesus

Luke 22: 54 – 62 Peter disowns Jesus Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance. And when some there had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them. AContinue reading “Luke 22: 54 – 62 Peter disowns Jesus”

Luke 22: 47 – 53 Jesus arrested

Luke 22: 47 – 53 Jesus arrested While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus asked him, ‘Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?’ When Jesus’ followers sawContinue reading “Luke 22: 47 – 53 Jesus arrested”

Luke 22: 24 – 38 The Last Supper – Part 2

Luke 22: 24 – 38 The Last Supper – Part 2 A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. Jesus said to them, ‘The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not toContinue reading “Luke 22: 24 – 38 The Last Supper – Part 2”

Luke 22: 1 – 6 Judas agrees to betray Jesus

Luke 22: 1 – 6 Judas agrees to betray Jesus Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, oneContinue reading “Luke 22: 1 – 6 Judas agrees to betray Jesus”

Luke 19: 11 – 27 The parable of the ten minas

Luke 19: 11 – 27 The parable of the ten minas While they were listening to this, he went on to tell them a parable, because he was near Jerusalem and the people thought that the kingdom of God was going to appear at once. He said: ‘A man of noble birth went to aContinue reading “Luke 19: 11 – 27 The parable of the ten minas”