Mark 10: 13 – 16 The little children and Jesus

Mark 10: 13 – 16 The little children and Jesus People were bringing little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them, but the disciples rebuked them. When Jesus saw this, he was indignant. He said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for theContinue reading “Mark 10: 13 – 16 The little children and Jesus”

Mark 4: 26 – 34 The parable of the growing seed & The parable of the mustard seed

Mark 4: 26 – 34 The parable of the growing seed & The parable of the mustard seed The parable of the growing seed He also said, ‘This is what the kingdom of God is like. A man scatters seed on the ground. Night and day, whether he sleeps or gets up, the seed sproutsContinue reading “Mark 4: 26 – 34 The parable of the growing seed & The parable of the mustard seed”

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”

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”