Mark 2: 23 – 28 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath

Mark 2: 23 – 28 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath One Sabbath Jesus was going through the cornfields, and as his disciples walked along, they began to pick some ears of corn. The Pharisees said to him, ‘Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the Sabbath?’ He answered, ‘Have you never readContinue reading “Mark 2: 23 – 28 Jesus is Lord of the Sabbath”

Mark 2: 1 – 12 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man

Mark 2: 1 – 12 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man A few days later, when Jesus again entered Capernaum, the people heard that he had come home. They gathered in such large numbers that there was no room left, not even outside the door, and he preached the word to them. Some menContinue reading “Mark 2: 1 – 12 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man”

Acts 8: 1 – 8 The church persecuted and scattered

Acts 8: 1 – 8 The church persecuted and scattered On that day a great persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Godly men buried Stephen and mourned deeply for him. But Saul began to destroy the church. Going from house to house,Continue reading “Acts 8: 1 – 8 The church persecuted and scattered”

Acts 7: 44 – 60, 8: 1 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 4

Acts 7: 44 – 60, 8: 1 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 4 Our ancestors had the tabernacle of the covenant law with them in the wilderness. It had been made as God directed Moses, according to the pattern he had seen. After receiving the tabernacle, our ancestors under Joshua brought it withContinue reading “Acts 7: 44 – 60, 8: 1 Stephen’s speech to the Sanhedrin – Part 4”

Luke 17: 20 – 37 The coming of the kingdom of God

Luke 17: 20 – 37 The coming of the kingdom of God Once, on being asked by the Pharisees when the kingdom of God would come, Jesus replied, ‘The coming of the kingdom of God is not something that can be observed, nor will people say, “Here it is,” or “There it is,” because theContinue reading “Luke 17: 20 – 37 The coming of the kingdom of God”

Luke 12: 1 – 12 Warnings and encouragements

Luke 12: 1 – 12 Warnings and encouragements [When Jesus went outside, the Pharisees and the teachers of the law began to oppose him fiercely and to besiege him with questions, waiting to catch him in something he might say. Luke 11: 53 – 54 ] Meanwhile, when a crowd of many thousands had gathered,Continue reading “Luke 12: 1 – 12 Warnings and encouragements”

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”

Luke 5: 17 – 26 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man

Luke 5: 17 – 26 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal those who were ill.Continue reading “Luke 5: 17 – 26 Jesus forgives and heals a paralysed man”