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”

The resurrection of Jesus – part 3 – unimportant people

The resurrection of Jesus – part 3 – unimportant people Jesus had been crucified, and hung dead on the cross. The women who came with him from Galilee were still there, watching. They intended to prepare Jesus’ body for burial in accordance with Jewish Law. They didn’t know what was going to happen to theContinue reading “The resurrection of Jesus – part 3 – unimportant people”

Luke 10: 38 – 42 At the home of Martha and Mary

Luke 10: 38 – 42 At the home of Martha and Mary As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But MarthaContinue reading “Luke 10: 38 – 42 At the home of Martha and Mary”

Luke 2: 41 – 52 The boy Jesus at the temple

Luke 2: 41 – 52 The boy Jesus at the temple Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they were up to the festival, according to the custom. After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayedContinue reading “Luke 2: 41 – 52 The boy Jesus at the temple”

Luke 2: 22 – 40 Jesus presented in the temple

Luke 2: 22 – 40 Jesus presented in the temple When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, ‘Every firstborn male is to be consecrated toContinue reading “Luke 2: 22 – 40 Jesus presented in the temple”

Luke 2: 1 – 21 The birth of Jesus

Luke 2: 1 – 21 The birth of Jesus In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register. So Joseph also wentContinue reading “Luke 2: 1 – 21 The birth of Jesus”

Luke 1: 46 – 56 Mary’s song

Luke 1: 46 – 56 Mary’s song Mary has been told by an angel that she is to bear a son by the power of the Holy Spirit. As quickly as possible she has hurried to see her relative, Elizabeth, who is also expecting a child despite being old and barren. When they met, ElizabethContinue reading “Luke 1: 46 – 56 Mary’s song”

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”

Luke 1: 26 – 38 The birth of Jesus foretold

Luke 1: 26 – 38 The birth of Jesus foretold In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her andContinue reading “Luke 1: 26 – 38 The birth of Jesus foretold”

Luke 1: 5 – 25 The birth of John the Baptist foretold

Luke 1: 5 – 25 The birth of John the Baptist foretold In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing allContinue reading “Luke 1: 5 – 25 The birth of John the Baptist foretold”