Galatians 5: 13 – 26 Life by the Spirit

Galatians 5: 13 – 26 Life by the Spirit You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love. For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one commandment: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ If you biteContinue reading “Galatians 5: 13 – 26 Life by the Spirit”

1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – 18 Believers who have died

1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – 18 Believers who have died Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believeContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 4: 13 – 18 Believers who have died”

1 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 13 Timothy’s encouraging report

1 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 13 Timothy’s encouraging report But Timothy has just now come to us from you and has brought good news about your faith and love. He has told us that you always have pleasant memories of us and that you long to see us, just as we also long to seeContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 3: 6 – 13 Timothy’s encouraging report”

The Epistles. 1 Thessalonians – Chapter 1

The Epistles. 1 Thessalonians – Chapter 1 Paul, Silas and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace and peace to you. We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God and Father your workContinue reading “The Epistles. 1 Thessalonians – Chapter 1”

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”