Acts 9: 19 – 31 Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem

Acts 9: 19 – 31 Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. At once he began to preach in he synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. All those who heard him were astonished and asked, ‘Isn’t he the man who caused havoc in Jerusalem among thoseContinue reading “Acts 9: 19 – 31 Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem”

The resurrection of Jesus – part 4 – The guard on the tomb

The resurrection of Jesus – part 4 – The guard on the tomb There is one detail of the resurrection story that we find only in St Matthew’s gospel, and that is the posting of a guard on the tomb. This is how it reads in the NIV translation. Matthew 27: 62 – 66 TheContinue reading “The resurrection of Jesus – part 4 – The guard on the tomb”

Luke 24: 50 – 53 The ascension of Jesus

Luke 24: 50 – 53 The ascension of Jesus When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up to heaven. Then they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And theyContinue reading “Luke 24: 50 – 53 The ascension of Jesus”

Luke 24: 36 – 49 Jesus appears to the disciple

Luke 24: 36 – 49 Jesus appears to the disciples While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them and said to them, ‘Peace be with you.’ They were startled and frightened, thinking they saw a ghost. He said to them, ‘Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in yourContinue reading “Luke 24: 36 – 49 Jesus appears to the disciple”

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 24: 1 – 12 Jesus has risen

Luke 24: 1 – 12 Jesus has risen On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the LordContinue reading “Luke 24: 1 – 12 Jesus has risen”

Luke 23: 44 – 56 The death of Jesus and the burial of Jesus

Luke 23: 44 – 56 The death of Jesus and the burial of Jesus It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, intoContinue reading “Luke 23: 44 – 56 The death of Jesus and the burial of Jesus”

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 23: 26 – 31 The crucifixion of Jesus – the daughters of Jerusalem

Luke 23: 26 – 31 The crucifixion of Jesus – the daughters of Jerusalem As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. A large number of people followed him, includingContinue reading “Luke 23: 26 – 31 The crucifixion of Jesus – the daughters of Jerusalem”

Luke 23: 13 – 25 Jesus before Pilate and Herod – Part 3

Luke 23: 13 – 25 Jesus before Pilate and Herod – Part 3 Pilate called together the chief priests , the rulers and the people, and said to them, ‘You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basisContinue reading “Luke 23: 13 – 25 Jesus before Pilate and Herod – Part 3”