The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people

The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.’ WhenContinue reading “The resurrection of Jesus – unimportant people”

Luke 13: 10 – 17 Jesus heals a crippled woman on the Sabbath

Luke 13: 10 – 17 Jesus heals a crippled woman on the Sabbath On a Sabbath Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues, and a woman was there who had been crippled by a spirit for eighteen years. She was bent over and could not straighten up at all. When Jesus saw her, heContinue reading “Luke 13: 10 – 17 Jesus heals a crippled woman on the Sabbath”

Luke 6: 1 – 11 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath

Luke 6: 1 – 11 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath One Sabbath Jesus was going through the cornfields, and his disciples began to pick some ears of corn, rub them in their hands and eat the grain. Some of the Pharisees asked, ‘Why are you doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?’ Jesus answeredContinue reading “Luke 6: 1 – 11 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath”

John 7: 14 – 24 Jesus teaches at the Festival of Tabernacles

John 7: 14 – 24 Jesus teaches at the Festival of Tabernacles Not until halfway through the festival did Jesus go up to the temple courts and begin to teach. The Jews there were amazed and asked, ‘How did this man get such learning without being taught?’ In first century Judah, literacy was low. ProbablyContinue reading “John 7: 14 – 24 Jesus teaches at the Festival of Tabernacles”

John 5: 16 – 30 The authority of the Son

So. We’ve come to some doctrine. I struggle with doctrine. Lord Jesus, please help me to understand what I need to understand; to feel what I need to feel; to hear what you want me to do and to be obedient. Amen. It seems very likely that St John’s gospel was actually written by John,Continue reading “John 5: 16 – 30 The authority of the Son”

John 5: 1 – 15 The healing at the pool

John 5: 1 – 15 The healing at the pool Before starting to look in detail at the story, let me explain that the NIV translation that I am using relegates verse 4 to a footnote, saying “Some manuscripts include here, wholly or in part, paralysed – and they waited for the moving of theContinue reading “John 5: 1 – 15 The healing at the pool”