Acts 9: 19 – 31 Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem

Acts 9: 19 – 31 Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. At once he began to preach in he synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. All those who heard him were astonished and asked, ‘Isn’t he the man who caused havoc in Jerusalem among thoseContinue reading “Acts 9: 19 – 31 Saul in Damascus and Jerusalem”

Luke 22: 47 – 53 Jesus arrested

Luke 22: 47 – 53 Jesus arrested While he was still speaking a crowd came up, and the man who was called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them. He approached Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus asked him, ‘Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?’ When Jesus’ followers sawContinue reading “Luke 22: 47 – 53 Jesus arrested”

Luke 9: 18 – 20 Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah

Luke 9: 18 – 20 Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, ‘Who do the crowds say I am?’ They replied, ‘Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of longContinue reading “Luke 9: 18 – 20 Peter declares that Jesus is the Messiah”

John 19: 1 – 16 Jesus sentenced to be crucified

John 19: 1 – 16 Jesus sentenced to be crucified Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. The soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head. They clothed him in a purple robe and went up to him again and again, saying, ‘Hail, king of the Jews!’ and theyContinue reading “John 19: 1 – 16 Jesus sentenced to be crucified”

John 18: 15 – 27 Peter denies Jesus

John 18: 15 – 27 Peter denies Jesus Peter’s first denial Simon Peter and another disciple were following Jesus. Because this disciple was known to the high priest, he went with Jesus into the high priest’s courtyard, but Peter had to wait outside at the door. The other disciple, who was known to the highContinue reading “John 18: 15 – 27 Peter denies Jesus”

John 10: 22 – 42 Further conflict over Jesus claims

John 10: 22 – 42 Further conflict over Jesus’ claims Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. The Jews who were there gathered round him, saying, ‘How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tellContinue reading “John 10: 22 – 42 Further conflict over Jesus claims”

John 6: 16 – 24 Jesus walks on the water

John 6: 16 – 24 Jesus walks on the water When evening came, his disciples went down to the lake, where they got into a boat and set off across the lake for Capernaum. By now it was dark, and Jesus had not yet joined them. A strong wind was blowing and the waters grewContinue reading “John 6: 16 – 24 Jesus walks on the water”

John 5: 31 – 47 Testimonies about Jesus

John 5: 31 – 47 Testimonies about Jesus ‘If I testify about myself, my testimony is not true. I think, in view of what comes later in this passage, that Jesus means that if he were claiming credit for his actions, then such claims would not be true. But he’s not claiming credit; he isContinue reading “John 5: 31 – 47 Testimonies about Jesus”

John 4: 27 – 42 Many Samaritans believe

John 4: 27 – 42 Many Samaritans believe Yesterday, I read about Jesus’ conversation with a Samaritan woman. He led her from hostility and scorn to a state where she could hear and perhaps accept Jesus’ claim to be the Messiah, the Son of God. Today’s study continues that account. Just then his disciples returnedContinue reading “John 4: 27 – 42 Many Samaritans believe”

John 3: 22 – 36 John testifies again about Jesus

John 3: 22 – 36 After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptised. One new thing that I have learned from this study of St John’s gospel is that Jesus had an important ministry of baptism. What significance does baptism have inContinue reading “John 3: 22 – 36 John testifies again about Jesus”