Acts 16: 25 – 40 Paul and Silas in prison – part 2

Acts 16: 25 – 40 Paul and Silas in prison – part 2 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the prison were shaken. At once all the prison doors flewContinue reading “Acts 16: 25 – 40 Paul and Silas in prison – part 2”

Acts 12 1 – 19 Peter’s miraculous escape from prison

Acts 12 1 – 19 Peter’s miraculous escape from prison It was about this time that King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church, intending to persecute them. He had James, the brother of John, put to death with the sword. When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceededContinue reading “Acts 12 1 – 19 Peter’s miraculous escape from prison”

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 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 15: 1 – 10 The parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin

Luke 15: 1 – 10 The parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin Now the tax collectors and sinners were all gathering round to hear Jesus. But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, ‘This man welcomes sinners, and eats with them.’ Then Jesus told them this parable: ‘Suppose one ofContinue reading “Luke 15: 1 – 10 The parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin”

Luke 13: 1 – 9 Repent or perish

Luke 13: 1 – 9 Repent or perish Now there were some present at that time who told Jesus about the Galileans whose blood Pilate had mixed with their sacrifices. Jesus answered, ‘Do you think that these Galileans were worse sinners than all the other Galileans because they suffered this way? I tell you, no!Continue reading “Luke 13: 1 – 9 Repent or perish”

Luke 1: 57 – 66 The birth of John the Baptist

Luke 1: 57 – 66 The birth of John the Baptist When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. Her neighbours and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child,Continue reading “Luke 1: 57 – 66 The birth of John the Baptist”

Luke 1: 39 – 45 Mary visits Elizabeth

Luke 1: 39 – 45 Mary visits Elizabeth At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. In a loudContinue reading “Luke 1: 39 – 45 Mary visits Elizabeth”

John 20: 19 – 29 Jesus appears to his disciples

John 20: 19 – 29 Jesus appears to his disciples Although Jesus had been crucified and buried; although Peter and John had seen the empty tomb; although Mary Magdalene had told the disciples that she had seen Jesus; despite being terrified of the Jewish leaders; the disciples were still there, still together in Jerusalem. Somewhere,Continue reading “John 20: 19 – 29 Jesus appears to his disciples”