Luke 20: 9 – 19 The parable of the tenants

Luke 20: 9 – 19 The parable of the tenants He went on to tell the people this parable: ‘A man planted a vineyard, rented it to some farmers and went away for a long time. At harvest time he sent a servant to the tenants so they would give him some of the fruitContinue reading “Luke 20: 9 – 19 The parable of the tenants”

Luke 16: 19 – 31 The rich man and Lazarus

Luke 16: 19 – 31 The rich man and Lazarus ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogsContinue reading “Luke 16: 19 – 31 The rich man and Lazarus”

Luke 15: 11 – 32 The parable of the lost son

Luke 15: 11 – 32 The parable of the lost son Jesus continued: ‘There was a man who had two sons. The younger one said to his father, “Father, give me my share of the estate.” So he divided his property between them. ‘Not long after that, the younger son got together all he had,Continue reading “Luke 15: 11 – 32 The parable of the lost son”

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: 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 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”

Luke 12: 35 – 48 Watchfulness

Luke 12: 35 – 48 Watchfulness ‘Be dressed ready for service and keep your lamps burning, like servants waiting for their master to return from a wedding banquet, so that when he comes and knocks they can immediately open the door for him. It will be good for those servants whose master finds them watchingContinue reading “Luke 12: 35 – 48 Watchfulness”

Luke 12: 13 – 21 The parable of the rich fool

Luke 12: 13 – 21 The parable of the rich fool Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.’ Jesus replied, ‘Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?’ Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kindsContinue reading “Luke 12: 13 – 21 The parable of the rich fool”

Luke 8: 16 – 18 A lamp on a stand

Luke 8: 16 – 18 A lamp on a stand ‘No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. For there is nothing hidden that will not be disclosed,Continue reading “Luke 8: 16 – 18 A lamp on a stand”

Luke 8: 1 – 15 The parable of the sower

Luke 8: 1 – 15 The parable of the sower After this, Jesus travelled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom sevenContinue reading “Luke 8: 1 – 15 The parable of the sower”