Acts 28: 17 – 31 Paul preaches at Rome under guard

Acts 28: 17 – 31 Paul preaches at Rome under guard Three days later he called together the local Jewish leaders. When they had assembled, Paul said to them: ‘My brothers, although I have done nothing against our people or against the customs of our ancestors, I was arrested in Jerusalem and handed over toContinue reading “Acts 28: 17 – 31 Paul preaches at Rome under guard”

Acts 27: 13 – 26 The storm

Acts 27: 13 – 26 The storm When a gentle south wind began to blow, they saw their opportunity; so they weighed anchor and sailed along the shore of Crete. Before very long, a wind of hurricane force, called the ‘North-Easter’, swept down from the island. The ship was caught by the storm and couldContinue reading “Acts 27: 13 – 26 The storm”

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”

Luke 19: 1 – 10 Zacchaeus the tax collector

Luke 19: 1 – 10 Zacchaeus the tax collector Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So heContinue reading “Luke 19: 1 – 10 Zacchaeus the tax collector”

Luke 18: 31 – 34 Jesus predicts his death a third time

Luke 18: 31 – 34 Jesus predicts his death a third time Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, ‘We are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled. He will be handed over to the Gentiles. They will mock him, insultContinue reading “Luke 18: 31 – 34 Jesus predicts his death a third time”

Luke 16: 19 – 31 The rich man and Lazarus

Luke 16: 19 – 31 The rich man and Lazarus ‘There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day. At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogsContinue reading “Luke 16: 19 – 31 The rich man and Lazarus”

Luke 14: 25 – 35 The cost of being a disciple

Luke 14: 25 – 35 The cost of being a disciple Large crowds were travelling with Jesus, and turning to them he said, ‘If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters – yes, even their own life – such a person cannot be myContinue reading “Luke 14: 25 – 35 The cost of being a disciple”

Luke 14: 15 – 24 The parable of the great banquet

Luke 14: 15 – 24 The parable of the great banquet When one of those at the table with him heard this, he said to Jesus, ‘Blessed is the one who will eat at the feast in the kingdom of God.’ Jesus replied: ‘A certain man was preparing a great banquet and invited many guests.Continue reading “Luke 14: 15 – 24 The parable of the great banquet”

Luke 5: 27 – 32 Jesus calls Levi and eats with sinners

Luke 5: 27 – 32 Jesus calls Levi and eats with sinners After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector by the name of Levi sitting at his tax booth. ‘Follow me,’ Jesus said to him, and Levi got up, left everything and followed him. Then Levi held a great banquet for JesusContinue reading “Luke 5: 27 – 32 Jesus calls Levi and eats with sinners”

Luke 1: 67 – 80 Zechariah’s song

Luke 1: 67 – 80 Zechariah’s song His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: ‘Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David (asContinue reading “Luke 1: 67 – 80 Zechariah’s song”