Mark 8: 27 – 30 Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah

Mark 8: 27 – 30 Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them, ‘Who do people say I am?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.’ ‘But whatContinue reading “Mark 8: 27 – 30 Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah”

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”

1 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 16 Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica

1 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 16 Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica You know, brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not without results. We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face ofContinue reading “1 Thessalonians 2: 1 – 16 Paul’s ministry in Thessalonica”

Acts 26: 19 – 32 Paul before Agrippa – Part 3

Acts 26: 19 – 32 Paul before Agrippa – Part 3 ‘So then, King Agrippa, I was not disobedient to the vision from heaven. First to those in Damascus, then to those in Jerusalem and all Judea, and then to the Gentiles, I preached that they should repent and turn to God and demonstrate theirContinue reading “Acts 26: 19 – 32 Paul before Agrippa – Part 3”

Acts 25: 23 – 27 and 26: 1 – 11 Paul before Agrippa

Acts 25: 23 – 27 and 26: 1 – 11 Paul before Agrippa The next day Agrippa and Bernice came with great pomp and entered the audience room with the high-ranking military officers and the prominent men of the city. At the command of Festus, Paul was brought in. Festus said: ‘King Agrippa, and allContinue reading “Acts 25: 23 – 27 and 26: 1 – 11 Paul before Agrippa”

Acts 17: 1 – 9 In Thessalonica

Acts 17: 1 – 9 In Thessalonica When Paul and his companions had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a Jewish synagogue. As was his custom, Paul went into the synagogue, and on three Sabbath days he reasoned with them from the Scriptures, explaining and proving that the MessiahContinue reading “Acts 17: 1 – 9 In Thessalonica”

Acts 9: 19 – 31 Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem

Acts 9: 19 – 31 Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. At once he began to preach in he synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. All those who heard him were astonished and asked, ‘Isn’t he the man who caused havoc in Jerusalem among thoseContinue reading “Acts 9: 19 – 31 Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem”

Luke 23: 13 – 25 Jesus before Pilate and Herod – Part 3

Luke 23: 13 – 25 Jesus before Pilate and Herod – Part 3 Pilate called together the chief priests , the rulers and the people, and said to them, ‘You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined him in your presence and have found no basisContinue reading “Luke 23: 13 – 25 Jesus before Pilate and Herod – Part 3”

Luke 22: 63 – 71 The guards mock Jesus & Jesus before Pilate and Herod

Luke 22: 63 – 71 The guards mock Jesus & Jesus before Pilate and Herod The men who were guarding Jesus began mocking and beating him. They blindfolded him and demanded, ‘Prophesy! Who hit you?’ And they said many other insulting things to him. At daybreak the council of the elders of the people, bothContinue reading “Luke 22: 63 – 71 The guards mock Jesus & Jesus before Pilate and Herod”

Luke 22: 24 – 38 The Last Supper – Part 2

Luke 22: 24 – 38 The Last Supper – Part 2 A dispute also arose among them as to which of them was considered to be greatest. Jesus said to them, ‘The kings of the Gentiles lord it over them; and those who exercise authority over them call themselves Benefactors. But you are not toContinue reading “Luke 22: 24 – 38 The Last Supper – Part 2”