Luke 11: 37 – 54 Woes on the Pharisees and the experts in the law

Luke 11: 37 – 54 Woes on the Pharisees and the experts in the law When Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee invited him to eat with him; so he went in and reclined at the table. But the Pharisee was surprised when he noticed that Jesus did not first wash before the meal. ThenContinue reading “Luke 11: 37 – 54 Woes on the Pharisees and the experts in the law”

Luke 7: 36 – 50 Jesus anointed by a sinful woman

Luke 7: 36 – 50 Jesus anointed by a sinful woman When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so sheContinue reading “Luke 7: 36 – 50 Jesus anointed by a sinful woman”

Luke 5: 33 – 39 Jesus questioned about fasting

Luke 5: 33 – 39 Jesus questioned about fasting They said to him, ‘John’s disciples often fast and pray, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours go on eating and drinking.’ Jesus answered, ‘Can you make the friends of the bridegroom fast while he is with them? But the time will comeContinue reading “Luke 5: 33 – 39 Jesus questioned about fasting”

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”

John 8: 12 – 20 Dispute over Jesus’ testimony

John 8: 12 – 20 Dispute over Jesus’ testimony When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, ‘I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.’ The Pharisees challenged him, ‘Here you are, appearing as your own witness; your testimony isContinue reading “John 8: 12 – 20 Dispute over Jesus’ testimony”

John 7:45 – 53 and 8:1 – 11 Unbelief of the Jewish leaders

John 7: 45 – 53, and 8: 1 – 11 Unbelief of the Jewish leaders To ensure that I read today’s passage in context, I have started with John 7: 31 – 32 Also, the NIV, from which I am working, says this about John 8: 1 – 11: “The earliest manuscripts and many otherContinue reading “John 7:45 – 53 and 8:1 – 11 Unbelief of the Jewish leaders”

John 7: 25 – 44 Division over who Jesus is

John 7: 25 – 44 Division over who Jesus is Two things struck me as I read this passage. The first was that, once again, Jesus makes a very clear distinction between himself and God the Father. The other was that when Jesus spoke publicly, people responded in one of two ways: those who wereContinue reading “John 7: 25 – 44 Division over who Jesus is”