Tension between Jesus and the religious leaders increases. Also, Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem takes place.
One of the highlights of today’s chapters is the fact that we are told to pray persistently, and that God hears and answers the one who prays in this manner.
Jesus tells some parables.
A very wide variety of teaching from Jesus today. There are healings for those who need them, and scolding for the Pharisees.
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The good Samaritan, Mary and Martha, the Lord’s prayer, and heat from Jesus towards the religious establishment.
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Jesus continues his ministry by healing and teaching. In addition, we see Him feed a crowd of thousands with only a few loaves of bread and fishes.
Jesus chooses the twelve, teaches about the Kingdom of God, heals many, restores life to the dead son of a widow, speaks to the Pharisees about hypocrisy, and forgives sins.
Jesus is tempted in the desert and then begins his public ministry. He heals, he begins calling his disciples, and some of the religious leaders are already getting their feathers ruffled.
John the Baptist tells the people to get ready for the coming Messiah. Jesus is baptized.
Nehemiah has a surprising ending and Luke begins with the accounts of the miraculous births of John the Baptist and Jesus.