Mark 6: 14 – 29 John the Baptist beheaded

Mark 6: 14 – 29 John the Baptist beheaded King Herod heard about this, for Jesus’ name had become well known. Some were saying, ‘John the Baptist has been raised from the dead, and that is why miraculous powers are at work in him.’ Others said, ‘He is Elijah.’ And still others claimed, ‘He isContinue reading “Mark 6: 14 – 29 John the Baptist beheaded”

Mark 1: 29 – 39 Jesus heals many & Jesus prays in a solitary place

Mark 1: 29 – 39 Jesus heals many & Jesus prays in a solitary place Jesus heals many As soon as they left the synagogue, they went with James and John to the house of Simon and Andrew. Simon’s mother-in-law was in bed with a fever, and they immediately told Jesus about her. So heContinue reading “Mark 1: 29 – 39 Jesus heals many & Jesus prays in a solitary place”

Mark 1: 21 – 28 Jesus drives out an impure spirit

Mark 1: 21 – 28 Jesus drives out an impure spirit They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who has authority, not as the teachers of the law. Just then aContinue reading “Mark 1: 21 – 28 Jesus drives out an impure spirit”

Mark 1 1 – 8 John the Baptist prepares the way

Firstly, an apology to anyone expecting to see a blog post about Paul’s Epistle to the Romans. I was finding it very difficult and, after prayer, I believe I am being called to study Mark’s gospel instead. So here is the first post about Mark’s gospel. I pray that both reader and writer will growContinue reading “Mark 1 1 – 8 John the Baptist prepares the way”

Acts 26: 12 – 18 Paul before Agrippa – Part 2

Acts 26: 12 – 18 Paul before Agrippa – Part 2 ‘On one of these journeys I was going to Damascus with the authority and commission of the chief priests. About noon, King grippa, as I was on the road, I saw a light from heaven, brighter than the sun, blazing around me and myContinue reading “Acts 26: 12 – 18 Paul before Agrippa – Part 2”

Acts 21: 27 – 39 Paul arrested & Paul speaks to the crowd

Acts 21: 27 – 39 Paul arrested & Paul speaks to the crowd When the seven days were nearly over, some Jews from the province of Asia saw Paul at the temple. They stirred up the whole crowd and seized him, shouting, ‘Fellow Israelites, help us! This is the man who teaches everyone everywhere againstContinue reading “Acts 21: 27 – 39 Paul arrested & Paul speaks to the crowd”

Acts 8: 9 – 25 Simon the sorcerer

Acts 8: 9 – 25 Simon the sorcerer Now for some time a man named Simon had practised sorcery in the city and amazed all the people of Samaria. He boasted that he was someone great, and all the people, both high and low, gave him their attention and exclaimed, ‘The man is rightly calledContinue reading “Acts 8: 9 – 25 Simon the sorcerer”

Acts 5: 21 – 42 The apostles persecuted

Acts 5: 21 – 42 The apostles persecuted At daybreak they entered the temple courts, as they had been told, and began to teach the people. When the high priest and his associated arrived, they called together the Sanhedrin – the full assembly of the elders of Israel – and sent to the jail forContinue reading “Acts 5: 21 – 42 The apostles persecuted”

Luke 22: 54 – 62 Peter disowns Jesus

Luke 22: 54 – 62 Peter disowns Jesus Then seizing him, they led him away and took him into the house of the high priest. Peter followed at a distance. And when some there had kindled a fire in the middle of the courtyard and had sat down together, Peter sat down with them. AContinue reading “Luke 22: 54 – 62 Peter disowns Jesus”

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”