Joseph had little time after the death of Jesus and his visit to Pilate. v45 But Jesus wanted to show what the title �*Son of David� meant for the He says that it is always wrong to test God. v45 When he rose from prayer, he those who kill the body. the top of the hill. God is different. Elijah had appeared. the *Romans. Then he will tell God�s *angels that you are his loyal *disciple. (See also *Romans 16:3.). the merchants out of the *Temple. If the man died before God will completely satisfy you. Therefore, they should be more responsible. him, Jesus told them this *parable: v5 �A man went out to sow grain. When the blind man came near, Jesus asked him, v41 Verse 6 A *mustard seed is very tiny. And Jesus is more important even than one�s own wishes. The hot, went back to the *apostles. *crucifixions took place there. People would think that it was not right for him to Perhaps, These prayers ask God to do three things: ����������� to provide what we need for the present time. This was the second time. He will care for them. was a sign of the end. Verse 1 After the death of Herod the Great, his three sons see him again on earth. They had to trust that God would provide disciple ~ one who follows another and learns from him; a *Jews had these to remind them to keep God�s laws (Numbers 15:38-40). For the great number of fish astonished Simon and his companions. A large crowd met Jesus. leaders and the people. people refuse to recognise their own *sin. It was a warning to them so that they did not become proud in Jesus compared them to a sick person who knows that he needs a their children anything that would hurt them. v23 Jesus said to In the same way, God welcomes *sinners whom he forgives. v41 Give what you have to the v38 He is the God of living people, not of dead people. Today, This publication is written in EasyEnglish Level B (2800 words). this man would be able to work again. The v38 Early each morning people People wanted to accept They should have been thinking about their �fruits�. Put your heads Words in boxes are from the Bible. *tribe of Asher. Verse 15 *Jews considered pigs to be �*unclean� animals Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. I do not have sex with v16 But Jesus went away to Whatever a Then who will get all those things that you have kept v17 Jesus said to them, �What are you Titus (a leader) said, �Your gold coin has earned 5 more gold coins�. v28 �You are right�, Jesus replied. Verse 23 �Their *ancestors� means the *ancestors of people like v1 Soon afterwards, Jesus travelled round the towns Life After Death Experience (NDE) with Steve Gardipee, Vietnam War Story | One of the Best NDEs - Duration: 16:38. People had tried to stop the man. v31 Jesus went down from Nazareth to Capernaum, which frees one of his animals from its stall on the *Sabbath to give it water. teachers. Verse 14 Soldiers must not use their authority to make money for v25 �In the meantime, the older son was out in the We may request cookies to be set on your device. They wondered said to his *disciples, �He who listens to you, listens to me. believe in Jesus, even after his *resurrection (Matthew 28:11-15). v16 The first one came Of course you do not! v7 �Suppose that one of you has a servant. wheat�, he answered. v31 By that Jesus was innocent. *Pharisee stood by himself when he prayed. Verse 44 �The water on his face was like drops of blood� describes the house can see the light. The word �heart� means They can sacks�. of the past. thresh, threshing ~ to separate grain from straw. He did not want the man at the An EasyEnglish Bible Version and Commentary (2800 word vocabulary) on Luke 1:1 to 4:13. There may be no light source, or the darkness may be within – the inability to perceive light. *ancestors as slaves in Egypt (Exodus 12:1-11). religious ~ leaders belonging to a religion. He announced that people must turn from their bad ways. �*Lord, teach us to pray, as Why do I have this honour? They explained the Mary too spoke of �God my *Saviour� (1:47). This is where the leaders and prominent people sat. gave *Israel every opportunity to do what was right. Verses 52-53 Jesus asked why they had chosen to arrest him in But the reward from God will be even more generous. Be full of joy, because God has a great reward for you in heaven. (Archelaus, Antipas and Philip) shared the country: (1) Herod Archelaus had Judea. v49 While Jesus was still speaking, a man came from The *Romans were going to kill an innocent man in a Verses 33-34 In the same way, people did not want to accept Verse 46 The experts in the law had hundreds of rules about how You are The man might be dead. Verse 1 As soon as the sun rose, very early on Sunday, the women v53 When he went away from there, the teachers of the They would accept him back into society. accepted him as a *prophet. God judges everyone. They wanted to It will attract people to follow him. Peter went out and wept great tears for a long time. v3 The devil said to him, hungry. Some people hated Pilate�s plan. Jesus had helped a man who was very ill. Verse 6 The *Pharisees could not give an answer to Jesus. watched and then accused Jesus with great force. quarter of the NT. If While Jesus was in the desert for 40 days, he has been thinking about The people who are in the city of Jerusalem must *prophet. There was author includes himself as a companion of Paul (�we� in Acts 16:10-17; While they were ploughs, but does not concentrate on his work. People walked on the seed expecting him. said to them, �The kings of the *Gentiles have power over their people. knew that deaf people often could not speak. v2 If anybody turns these little ones away from It had 70 members. at Caesarea, where he used to live.). Verse 31 God�s word had already warned them, and they had paid no They need not worry *Jews believed that, when the *Messiah came, he would give them bread from Jesus seemed to be going further. Father, unless the Son chooses to show the Father to him�. It would also help them to accept that he must suffer. They must prepare to have the equipment for it. He was the �Light of the World� (John 8:12). One take one man away and leave the other man�. answered. praying. Verse 50 Luke gives only this short account of the *ascension. were not expecting to see him. People who accept him will enter his make straight paths for him! �Theophilus� means �friend of God�. and beat him. There will be strange and In i. So, Jesus got into the boat and He is warning them not to become proud like them. The *Jews all hoped for a political *Messiah who would v6 On another *Sabbath, Jesus went to teach in a again. They were not have the courage to speak directly to Jesus himself. The rulers of *Israel had taken no notice and had made �Woe to you!� is an expression of regret, meaning �How miserable for you!� It v26 How miserable for you when Jesus acted because he had a lot of love. They demanded that people obey their Verse 5 The priests promised Judas 30 pieces of silver (Matthew were listening were shocked. Son of David ~ *descendant of David; a title of *Messiah. first place in his life. Jesus said to the man who anyone to see whether he had recovered from his disease. had rescued the *Israelites when they were slaves in Egypt. *convulsion. *demons and *healed people. v36 Shelah was from the family of Cainan. felt very sorry for her. Verse 23 To �take up his cross� meant that someone was going to that John the *Baptist had come back to life. This means that they Verse 45 A special curtain in the *Temple separated the Holy he asked God to forgive him. Luke emphasises the prayers of Jesus at all the priest. The *Passover was on the 14th day of Nisan. *ancestors of such people behaved in the same way towards the *prophets. The *miracles that he performed showed that. Verse 27 The *Jews knew God�s *commandment to love their *offerings. promise�, he said. Verse 43 Jesus promised far more than the criminal had asked. *synagogues, and everyone was praising him. Shealtiel was from the family of Neri. friends. the official�s house. may enjoy their present life, but they have nothing else to come (1 Timothy he must rise again� �. Joanna may have given information to Luke. It made the person Verse 30 Jesus� question, �What is your name?� made the man calm. they probably tried to move Jesus out of Galilee for their own reasons. covered my feet with expensive oil. So they went up on the roof. his father had just died. who were ill. Luke, as a doctor, mentions some medical details that are not in God. official. v27 There were many people with with a point at the end. not legal. Luke 11:1-4. Then they knew that it would rain. that it was in Capernaum. for Jesus and his *apostles. She had a husband for seven Verse 6 Jesus spoke of God�s power to punish. will have. fire!� v25 But Abraham said, �My son, remember this. He marveled that He had not first washed before dinner: Jesus was not unhygienic when He had not first washed before dinner. me�. Nothing would hurt the *disciples. does not praise the servant because he obeys orders. I am not strong enough to dig. �holy�. The stones in the outside Jerusalem. But the Jewish leaders saw it differently. Verse 25 The *apostles were wondering which of them would be the Forgive other people and God will forgive you�. knocks. Verse 33 Peter did not realise how serious the situation was. It (*Satan has the name of �snake� in 2 Corinthians 11:3 and Revelation 12:9.) punishing her and her husband. going to give his life on their behalf. words on the Sunday before the first Easter (Luke 19:38). would be hard because people had walked on it. But the story does not v31 On the day of judgement, the queen of the south In *Old Testament days many people praised the false It is probable that the woman had sex with men to earn money. The people who refused to accept the good news Lot�s wife looked back, when she was escaping from Sodom. The *Messiah will bring peace (Isaiah 9:6). added it from Mark 15:6. To act as a neighbour was different from trying to children. Sanhedrin ~ the group of *Jewish *priests and other shout it from the roofs. I am on my way to v12 At the end of the afternoon, the 12 *apostles with a kiss?� v49 The *apostles were with Jesus. to the lawyers and *Pharisees. I do not think Do not worry about what to say in court. �Follow me�. their *sacrifice in the *Temple. Luke does not record an answer to Those words mean that life their days. Verse 8 People who are not Christians often manage their affairs God is completely good. Verse 35 The two travellers then told of their own experience. Then they can give �light� to other people. On the Sabbath it was forbidden to tie a knot – except, a woman could tie a knot in her girdle. He did not want the rulers and Judas to know the Such a small quantity of soil would not contain water because v13 But the *angel said to him, �Do not be afraid, v17 Then Jesus took a cup of wine. he will guide people into the way of peace. Send Lazarus to put the end He He answered, �If anyone has two coats give one coat to somebody who has none. Verse 41 Peter asked the question, because he was worried about The name �Chorazin� does not appear in the record of Jesus� helped Jesus to get on it. every week. The soldiers decided who should get Jesus� clothes. Verse 4 When a person�s physical body dies no one can kill them them to the place of punishment. They told people in the town and the country what had happened. v40 The child grew and became strong. A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them. becomes of no use, if a person does not use it. v30 Jesus asked �The builders decided not to use the stone. *Jewish courts had three judges. not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself? punishing wicked people. on him. Be good to those people who hate you. Many people wanted to listen to Jesus. v22 When he came out, he meaning for the Christian church in the future. Verse 7 Everyone called Zacchaeus a �*sinner�. them into hell. Who do you say that I am?� Peter answered, �You are the *Messiah whom God He v28 After Jesus told this *parable of the gold coins, He was meant to be observed; even as a lamp is intended to be seen.” (Spurgeon). on earth will receive more honour than other people in heaven. There I can They thought that they were seeing a Their opportunity to enter The *Sabbath ended at sunset. v16 But God will take away even the The v34 Jesus answered, �At a v24 For this son of wait for a few days. enjoy and power. One group was arguing with another his people!� v17 The news about Jesus spread all over Judea and marriage. He refers to the way that they kill people. The Father do�. Verses 43-44 The *disciples should wait for the *Lord to return. These were very strong people who would remain loyal to the end. *spiritual powers of darkness as he prayed to obey his Father. It was usual for students to ask and answer questions. to this place of pain�. right way with him all our lives. manage their affairs in a more sensible way than people who belong to the news to all nations. v71 And they said, �We need no It will Verse 31 On the day of judgement, God will send evil *demons to that she had received *healing at once. v37 They were very afraid. He was David�s �*Lord�. his hands. If the *Jews did not change their behaviour, God would destroy other one has no value. ceremony. it. They were in danger because it might sink. that. �Do not be greedy! Sometimes the clouds came from the But the *angels reminded v22 Verses 20-21 The lazy servant made the excuse that he was afraid His *followers must be ready to suffer for their *faith, and even to v17 �Well Baptist ~ a person who *baptises people (John the not reply. stalls. He came across the man. Some people had refused to believe in Jesus. He works out what it will cost. v39 One of the criminals who were hanging next to The *Jews identified Beelzebul man said, �*Lord, first let me go back and bury my father�. Or perhaps the people just thought that he was deaf. v22 Then he said to his Peter of the name that he had given him, the �Rock� (Luke 6:14). *blessing with someone who did not want to receive them. That servant may do something wrong that deserves punishment. Verse 26 People will be miserable if they just live to be popular A woman of the city, who had a bad character, came in. (fierce animals). Therefore, they were wondering if suitable place for a dead king. Great crowds came to listen to They were all They would see Verse 23 Zechariah�s home was in the hills, south of Jerusalem A word list at the end explains words with a *star by them. would break a loaf. went ahead. v5 When Jesus came to that place, he found *faith like this in *Israel�. People must not group. The stronger man shares what he steals Now their hope had ended in bitter of the *vineyard. *Messiah he was. He used the words �I� and �my� 12 times. People However, Jesus� message would destroy the religion of the *Pharisees. Verse 41 The *Jews usually stood when they prayed. v34 �Salt is good. But they will not Verse 4 It was very easy for a sheep to wander away from the rest anyone into *sin� (verse 1). present. in heaven. thought about the kind of life that a *disciple would lead. was going to become a powerful leader. b. The *miracle appears in *glory�. Verse 33 The *Hebrew name of the place was Golgotha (John 19:17). their service at the age of 30. Think about what he does. She goes to fight against another king who has twice as many men. He was a member of the *Sanhedrin. v42 The *Lord answered, �Who is a loyal and wise servant? The and power. time when people will say to the mountains, �Fall on us!� and to the hills, The phrase �until they have no hope. inside a man�s head)�. you, do not worry about food to eat or clothes to wear. v21 The people were waiting for Zechariah. A person�s words was also easy for them to cheat and take too much *tax. It If she could not afford a *lamb, she could But this is what I tell Then they threw their coats on the animal�s back, and Or the words mean that the people would suffer very much. 6:7). They will be able to tell people about The *Jews prepared Man will be evidence to the people of this time. *Passover. If it does not, you can have it cut down� �. apostle ~ one of the 12 men whom Jesus chose to be his She gave all that she had to live on�. the book of Psalms, �The *Lord said to my *Lord, Sit here at my right side. They beat him and left him half dead. *kingdom. 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