Acts 28: 11 – 16 Paul’s arrival at Rome

Acts 28: 11 – 16 Paul’s arrival at Rome After three months we put out to sea in a ship that had wintered in the island – it was an Alexandrian ship with the figurehead of the twin gods Castor and Pollux. We put in at Syracuse and stayed there three days. From there weContinue reading “Acts 28: 11 – 16 Paul’s arrival at Rome”

Acts 15: 36 – 41 Disagreement between Paul and Barnabas

Acts 15: 36 – 41 Disagreement between Paul and Barnabas Some time later Paul said to Barnabas, ‘Let us go back and visit the believers in all the towns where we preached the word of the Lord and see how they are doing.’ Barnabas wanted to take John, also known as Mark, with them, butContinue reading “Acts 15: 36 – 41 Disagreement between Paul and Barnabas”

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: 49 – 53 Not peace but division

Luke 12: 49 – 53 Not peace but division ‘I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and what constraint I am under until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, IContinue reading “Luke 12: 49 – 53 Not peace but division”

Luke 8: 22 – 25 Jesus calms the storm

Luke 8: 22 – 25 Jesus calms the storm One day Jesus said to his disciples, ‘Let us go over to the other side of the lake.’ So they got into a boat and set out. As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was beingContinue reading “Luke 8: 22 – 25 Jesus calms the storm”

John 14: 15 – 31 Jesus promises the Holy Spirit

John 14: 15 – 31 Jesus promises the Holy Spirit ‘If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you for ever – the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him norContinue reading “John 14: 15 – 31 Jesus promises the Holy Spirit”