Luke 21: 1 – 4 The widow’s offering

Luke 21: 1 – 4 The widow’s offering As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. ‘Truly I tell you,’ he said, ‘this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All theseContinue reading “Luke 21: 1 – 4 The widow’s offering”

Luke 18: 18 – 30 The rich and the kingdom of God

Luke 18: 18 – 30 The rich and the kingdom of God A certain ruler asked him, ‘Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?’ ‘Why do you call me good?’ Jesus answered. ‘No one is good – except God alone. You know the commandments: “You shall not commit adultery, you shall notContinue reading “Luke 18: 18 – 30 The rich and the kingdom of God”

Luke 18: 15 – 17 The little children and Jesus

Luke 18: 15 – 17 The little children and Jesus People were also bringing babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, forContinue reading “Luke 18: 15 – 17 The little children and Jesus”

Luke 17: 20 – 37 The coming of the kingdom of God

Luke 17: 20 – 37 The coming of the kingdom of God Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, ‘The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, “Here it is,” or “There it is,” because theContinue reading “Luke 17: 20 – 37 The coming of the kingdom of God”

Luke 13: 18 – 21 The parables of the mustard seed and the yeast

Luke 13: 18 – 21 The parables of the mustard seed and the yeast Then Jesus asked, ‘What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds perchedContinue reading “Luke 13: 18 – 21 The parables of the mustard seed and the yeast”

Luke 12: 54 – 59 Interpreting the times

Luke 12: 54 – 59 Interpreting the times He said to the crowd: ‘When you see a cloud rising in the west, immediately you say, “It’s going to rain,” and it does. And when the south wind blows, you say, “It’s going to be hot,” and it is. Hypocrites! You know how to interpret theContinue reading “Luke 12: 54 – 59 Interpreting the times”

Luke 10: 1 – 24 Jesus sends out the seventy-two

Luke 10: 1 – 24 Jesus sends out the seventy-two After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them two by two ahead of him to every town and place where he was about to go. He told them, ‘The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest,Continue reading “Luke 10: 1 – 24 Jesus sends out the seventy-two”

Luke 4: 31 – 44 Jesus drives out an impure spirit, and heals many

Luke 4: 31 – 44 Jesus drives out an impure spirit, and heals many Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he taught the people. They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority. In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, anContinue reading “Luke 4: 31 – 44 Jesus drives out an impure spirit, and heals many”