Halfway through the festival, Jesus went up to the Temple and began teaching.
because he was teaching them like a person who had authority, and not like their scribes.
Then he went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every illness among the people.
and he began to teach them:
When he got out of the boat, he saw a large crowd. He had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd, and he began to teach them many things.
He began to teach in their synagogues and was continuously receiving praise from everyone.
So Jesus got into one of the boats (the one that belonged to Simon) and asked him to push out a little from the shore. Then he sat down and began to teach the crowds from the boat.
He came to Jesus at night and told him, "Rabbi, we know that you have come from God as a teacher, because no one can perform these signs that you are doing unless God is with him."
At daybreak he appeared again in the Temple, and all the people came to him. So he sat down and began to teach them.
The Messiah had to suffer these things and then enter his glory, didn't he?"
Because I tell you, what has been written about me must be fulfilled: "He was counted among the criminals.' Indeed, what is written about me must be fulfilled."
Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man would have to suffer a great deal and be rejected by the elders, the high priests, and the scribes. Then he would be killed, but after three days he would rise again.
He said, "The Son of Man must suffer a great deal and be rejected by the elders, the high priests, and the scribes. Then he must be killed, but on the third day he will be raised."
I have a baptism to be baptized with, and what stress I am under until it's completed!
"The Son of Man must be handed over to sinful men, be crucified, and rise on the third day.'"
He told them, "This is how it is written: the Messiah was to suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,
Just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up,
Jesus asked, "Who touched me?" While everyone was denying it, Peter and those who were with him said, "Master, the crowds are surrounding you and pressing in on you."
Such a large crowd gathered that there wasn't room for them, even in front of the door. Jesus was speaking his message to them
because he had healed so many people that everyone who had diseases kept crowding up against him in order to touch him.
So Jesus went with him. A huge crowd kept following him and jostling him.
One day, as the crowd was pressing in on him to listen to God's word, Jesus was standing by the lake of Gennesaret.
His mother and his brothers came to him, but they couldn't get near him because of the crowd.
After this, Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the Devil.
Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.
where he was being tempted by the Devil for 40 days. During that time he ate nothing at all, and when they were over he became hungry.
"You are the ones who have always stood by me in my trials.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses. Instead, we have one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet he never sinned.
Everyone who does not remain true to the teaching of the Messiah, but goes beyond it, does not have God. The person who remains true to the teaching of the Messiah has both the Father and the Son.
When Jesus had finished saying all these things, the crowds were utterly amazed at his teaching,
He began teaching them many things in parables. While he was teaching them he said,
Jesus replied to them, "My teaching is not mine but comes from the one who sent me.
He was still speaking when a bright cloud suddenly overshadowed them. A voice from the cloud said, "This is my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with him. Keep on listening to him!"
Then a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love. I am pleased with him!"
There is another who testifies about me, and I know that the testimony he gives about me is true.
Moreover, the Father who sent me has himself testified on my behalf. You have never heard his voice or seen what he looks like,
I'm testifying about myself, and the Father who sent me is testifying about me."
If we accept human testimony, God's testimony is greater, because it is the testimony of God and because he has testified about his Son.
Now because you are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts to cry out, "Abba! Father!"
The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children.
This is how we know that we abide in him and he in us: he has given us his Spirit.
The person who keeps his commandments abides in God, and God abides in him. This is how we can be sure that he remains in us: he has given us his Spirit.
This man, Jesus the Messiah, is the one who came by water and blood not with water only, but with water and with blood. The Spirit is the one who verifies this, because the Spirit is the truth.
Then Naomi's husband Elimelech died, and she was left with her two sons.
As he approached the entrance to the city, a man who had died was being carried out. He was his mother's only son, and she was a widow. A large crowd from the city was with her.
Now there happened to be a certain woman who had been the wife of a member of the Guild of Prophets. She cried out to Elisha, "My husband who served you has died, and you know that your servant feared the LORD. But a creditor has come to take away my children into indentured servitude!"
So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they took him upstairs. All the widows gathered around Peter, crying and showing him all the shirts and coats Dorcas had made while she was still with them.
and then as a widow for 84 years. She never left the Temple, but continued to worship there night and day with times of fasting and prayer.
"Get up, move to Zarephath in Sidon, and stay there. Look! I've commanded a widow to sustain you there."
In those days, as the number of the disciples was growing larger and larger, a complaint was made by the Hellenistic Jews against the Hebraic Jews that their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution of food.
Then a destitute widow came and dropped in two small copper coins, worth about a cent.
In that city there was also a widow who kept coming to him and saying, "Grant me justice against my adversary.'
Later, they set out from Beth-el. While still a long way from Ephrathah, Rachel started to have trouble giving birth.
They will be terrified; pain and anguish will seize them; they'll writhe like a woman in labor. They'll look aghast at one another; and their faces will be ablaze with fear.
He told the woman, "I'll greatly increase the pain of your labor during childbirth. It will be painful for you to bear children, "since your trust is turning toward your husband, and he will dominate you."
When people say, "There is peace and security," destruction will strike them as suddenly as labor pains come to a pregnant woman, and they will not be able to escape.
"I have certainly stayed silent for a long time; I've kept still and held myself back. Now, like a woman giving birth, I'll cry out. All of a sudden I'll gasp and pant.
When a woman is in labor she has pain, because her time has come. Yet when she has given birth to her child, she doesn't remember the agony anymore because of the joy of having brought a human being into the world.