John 9:1-7 1As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been blind from birth. 2“Rabbi,” his disciples asked him, “why was this man born blind? Was it because of his own sins or his parents’ sins?” 3“It was not because of his sins or his parents’ sins,” Jesus answered. “This happened so … Continue reading Life’s Essential Question: Why Do Bad Things Happen?
John 6:26-27 26Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. 27But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father … Continue reading Jesus, the Bread of Life
Luke 18:9-14 9Then Jesus told this story to some who had great confidence in their own righteousness and scorned everyone else: 10“Two men went to the Temple to pray. One was a Pharisee, and the other was a despised tax collector. 11The Pharisee stood by himself and prayed this prayer: ‘I thank you, God, that … Continue reading Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector
Luke 15:1-31 Parable of the Lost Sheep 1Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. 2This made the Pharisees and teachers of religious law complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! 3So Jesus told them this story: 4“If a man has a hundred sheep and … Continue reading Lost and Found Parables
Luke 4:1-13 1Then Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan River. He was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2where he was tempted by the devil for forty days. Jesus ate nothing all that time and became very hungry. 3Then the devil said to him, “If you are the Son of … Continue reading Jesus is Tempted
Luke 7:31-35 “To what can I compare the people of this generation?” Jesus asked. “How can I describe them? 32They are like children playing a game in the public square. They complain to their friends, ‘We played wedding songs, and you didn’t dance, so we played funeral songs, and you didn’t weep.’ 33For John the … Continue reading Jesus describes people