Mark 10: 1 – 12 Divorce

Mark 10: 1 – 12 Divorce Jesus then left that place and went into the region of Judea and across the Jordan. Again crowds of people came to him, and as was his custom, he taught them. Some Pharisees came and tested him by asking, ‘Is it lawful for a man to divorce his wife?’Continue reading “Mark 10: 1 – 12 Divorce”

Mark 8: 14 – 21 The yeast of the Pharisees and Herod

Mark 8: 14 – 21 The yeast of the Pharisees and Herod The disciples had forgotten to bring bread, except for one loaf they had with them in the boat. ‘Be careful,’ Jesus warned them. ‘Watch out for the yeast of the Pharisees and that of Herod.’ They discussed this with one another and said,Continue reading “Mark 8: 14 – 21 The yeast of the Pharisees and Herod”

Mark 8: 1 – 13 Jesus feeds the four thousand

Mark 8: 1 – 13 Jesus feeds the four thousand During those days another large crowd gathered. Since they had nothing to eat, Jesus called his disciples to him and said, ‘I have compassion for these people; they have already been with me three days and have nothing to eat. If I send them homeContinue reading “Mark 8: 1 – 13 Jesus feeds the four thousand”

Mark 2: 18 – 22 Jesus questioned about fasting

Mark 2: 18 – 22 Jesus questioned about fasting Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting. Some people came and asked Jesus, ‘How is it that John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees are fasting, but yours are not?’ Jesus answered, ‘How can the guests of the bridegroom fast while he is withContinue reading “Mark 2: 18 – 22 Jesus questioned about fasting”

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”

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”