Mark 2: 18 – 22 Jesus questioned about fasting

Mark 2: 18 – 22 Jesus questioned about fasting Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, ‘How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?’ Jesus answered, ‘How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is withContinue reading “Mark 2: 18 – 22 Jesus questioned about fasting”

Mark 2: 1 – 12 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man

Mark 2: 1 – 12 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some menContinue reading “Mark 2: 1 – 12 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man”

Mark 1: 29 – 39 Jesus heals many & Jesus prays in a solitary place

Mark 1: 29 – 39 Jesus heals many & Jesus prays in a solitary place Jesus heals many As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the house of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. So heContinue reading “Mark 1: 29 – 39 Jesus heals many & Jesus prays in a solitary place”

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”

Mark 1: 9 – 13 The baptism and testing of Jesus

Mark 1: 9 – 13 The baptism and testing of Jesus At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptised by John in the Jordan. Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. And aContinue reading “Mark 1: 9 – 13 The baptism and testing of Jesus”

Mark 1 1 – 8 John the Baptist prepares the way

Firstly, an apology to anyone expecting to see a blog post about Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. I was finding it very difficult and, after prayer, I believe I am being called to study Mark’s gospel instead. So here is the first post about Mark’s gospel. I pray that both reader and writer will growContinue reading “Mark 1 1 – 8 John the Baptist prepares the way”

Romans 1: 8 – 17 Paul’s longing to visit Rome

Romans 1: 8 – 17 Paul’s longing to visit Rome First, I thank my God through Jesus Christ for all of you, because your faith is being reported all over the world. God, whom I serve in my spirit in preaching the gospel of his Son, is my witness how constantly I remember you inContinue reading “Romans 1: 8 – 17 Paul’s longing to visit Rome”

Paul’s Epistle to the Romans 1: 1 – 7

Paul’s Epistle to the Romans 1: 1 – 7 Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle and set apart for the gospel of God – the gospel he promised beforehand through his prophets in the Holy Scriptures regarding his Son, who as to his earthly life was a descendant of David,Continue reading “Paul’s Epistle to the Romans 1: 1 – 7”

The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people

The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people 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, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ WhenContinue reading “The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people”

Meditations for Good Friday

Meditation on St John’s account of Jesus’ crucifixion St John describes the crucifixion very briefly. 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 “Meditations for Good Friday”