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 21: 5 – 19 The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times – Part 1

Luke 21: 5 – 19 The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times – Part 1 Some of his disciples were remarking about how the temple was adorned with beautiful stones and with gifts dedicated to God. But Jesus said, ‘As for what you see here, the time will come when notContinue reading “Luke 21: 5 – 19 The destruction of the temple and signs of the end times – Part 1”

Luke 21: 1 – 4 The widow’s offering

Luke 21: 1 – 4 The widow’s offering As Jesus looked up, he saw the rich putting their gifts into the temple treasury. He also saw a poor widow put in two very small copper coins. ‘Truly I tell you,’ he said, ‘this poor widow has put in more than all the others. All theseContinue reading “Luke 21: 1 – 4 The widow’s offering”

Luke 18: 9 – 14 The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector

Luke 18: 9 – 14 The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everyone else, Jesus told this parable: ‘Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood byContinue reading “Luke 18: 9 – 14 The parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector”

Luke 12: 13 – 21 The parable of the rich fool

Luke 12: 13 – 21 The parable of the rich fool Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the inheritance with me.’ Jesus replied, ‘Man, who appointed me a judge or an arbiter between you?’ Then he said to them, ‘Watch out! Be on your guard against all kindsContinue reading “Luke 12: 13 – 21 The parable of the rich fool”

Luke 11: 14 – 28 Jesus and Beelzebul

Luke 11: 14 – 28 Jesus and Beelzebul Jesus was driving out a demon that was mute. When the demon left, the man who had been mute spoke, and the crowd was amazed. But some of them said, ‘By Beelzebul, the prince of demons, he is driving out demons.’ Others tested him by asking forContinue reading “Luke 11: 14 – 28 Jesus and Beelzebul”

Luke 10: 38 – 42 At the home of Martha and Mary

Luke 10: 38 – 42 At the home of Martha and Mary As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. But MarthaContinue reading “Luke 10: 38 – 42 At the home of Martha and Mary”

Luke 5: 12 – 16 Jesus heals a man with leprosy

Luke 5: 12 – 16 Jesus heals a man with leprosy While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.’ Jesus reachedContinue reading “Luke 5: 12 – 16 Jesus heals a man with leprosy”

John 12: 1 – 11 Jesus anointed at Bethany

John 12: 1 – 11 Jesus anointed at Bethany Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honour. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at table with him. Then Mary took about half a litreContinue reading “John 12: 1 – 11 Jesus anointed at Bethany”

John 9: 1 – 41 Jesus heals a man born blind

John 9: 1 – 41 Jesus heals a man born blind As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned,’ said Jesus, ‘but this happened so the works ofContinue reading “John 9: 1 – 41 Jesus heals a man born blind”