Acts 21: 17 – 26 Paul’s arrival at Jerusalem

Acts 21: 17 – 26 Paul’s arrival at Jerusalem When we arrived at Jerusalem, the brothers and sisters received us warmly. The next day Paul and the rest of us went to see James, and all the elders were present. Paul greeted them and reported in detail what God had done among the Gentiles throughContinue reading “Acts 21: 17 – 26 Paul’s arrival at Jerusalem”

Luke 24: 50 – 53 The ascension of Jesus

Luke 24: 50 – 53 The ascension of Jesus When he had led them out to the vicinity of Bethany, he lifted up his hands and blessed them. While he was blessing them, he left them and was taken up to heaven. Then they worshipped him and returned to Jerusalem with great joy. And theyContinue reading “Luke 24: 50 – 53 The ascension of Jesus”

Luke 19: 45 – 48 Jesus at the temple

Luke 19: 45 – 48 Jesus at the temple When Jesus entered the temple courts, he began to drive out those who were selling. ‘It is written,’ he said to them, ‘ “My house will be a house of prayer”; but you have made it “a den of robbers”. Every day he was teaching atContinue reading “Luke 19: 45 – 48 Jesus at the temple”

Luke 2: 41 – 52 The boy Jesus at the temple

Luke 2: 41 – 52 The boy Jesus at the temple Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they were up to the festival, according to the custom. After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayedContinue reading “Luke 2: 41 – 52 The boy Jesus at the temple”

Luke 2: 22 – 40 Jesus presented in the temple

Luke 2: 22 – 40 Jesus presented in the temple When the time came for the purification rites required by the Law of Moses, Joseph and Mary took him to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, ‘Every firstborn male is to be consecrated toContinue reading “Luke 2: 22 – 40 Jesus presented in the temple”

John 2: 18 – 25 A prophecy of the resurrection

John 2: 18 – 25 A prophecy of the resurrection. In my previous post, Jesus had just driven the traders out of the temple courts. He’d done it violently, upsetting the tables of the money changers and driving out the animals with a whip. Not surprisingly, there were repercussions. The Jews then responded to him,Continue reading “John 2: 18 – 25 A prophecy of the resurrection”