Acts 1: 18-26….. Matthias chosen.

(Now this man acquired a field with the reward of his wickedness, and falling headlong he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out. And it became known to all the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the field was called in their own language Akeldama, that is, Field of Blood.) “For itContinue reading “Acts 1: 18-26….. Matthias chosen.”

Acts 1: 12-17….The team depleted.

Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a Sabbath day’s journey away. And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and SimonContinue reading “Acts 1: 12-17….The team depleted.”

Mark 14: 51-56…..Having fled, some followed….

And they all left him and fled.And a young man followed him, with nothing but a linen cloth about his body. And they seized him, but he left the linen cloth and ran away naked.And they led Jesus to the high priest. And all the chief priests and the elders and the scribes came together.Continue reading “Mark 14: 51-56…..Having fled, some followed….”

Mark 14: 32-42……Prayer in the garden.

And they went to a place called Gethsemane. And he said to his disciples, “Sit here while I pray.” And he took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be greatly distressed and troubled. And he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death. Remain here and watch.” AndContinue reading “Mark 14: 32-42……Prayer in the garden.”

Mark 14: 10-16……Celebration and Betrayal.

Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the PassoverContinue reading “Mark 14: 10-16……Celebration and Betrayal.”

Mark 9: 22b-29…..He’s dead!

But if you can do anything, have compassion on us and help us.” And Jesus said to him, “‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” And when Jesus saw that a crowd came running together, heContinue reading “Mark 9: 22b-29…..He’s dead!”

Mark 9: 14-22…..The disciples could not do it.

And when they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and scribes arguing with them. And immediately all the crowd, when they saw him, were greatly amazed and ran up to him and greeted him. And he asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” And someone from the crowdContinue reading “Mark 9: 14-22…..The disciples could not do it.”

Mark 6: 7-13….The Apostles trek the area.

And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. And he saidContinue reading “Mark 6: 7-13….The Apostles trek the area.”

Mark 1: 16-20…. Disciples called.

Passing alongside the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And Jesus said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you become fishers of men.” And immediately they left their nets and followed him. And going on a littleContinue reading “Mark 1: 16-20…. Disciples called.”