Glory For The Father
50 I do not want to make myself great. There is one who makes me great. He judges the matter.
51 I tell you the truth. If anyone obeys my word, he will never die.’
John 8 : 50-51
The Greatest Commandment
36 `Teacher,’ he said, `which law is the greatest law of all?’
37 Jesus said, ` “Love the Lord your God with all your heart. Love him with all your soul, and love him with all your mind.”
38 This is the first and greatest law.
39 The second law of God is like it. “Love your neighbour as you love yourself.”
40 All that is written in the books of the law and the books of the prophets is about these two laws.’
Matthew 22 : 36-40
Ask And You Will Receive
9 `And I tell you, ask and you will get what you ask for. Look and you will find what you look for. Knock and the door will be opened for you.
10 Everyone who asks will get. The one who looks will find. And the one who knocks will have the door opened for him.
Luke 11 : 9-10
I Am The Bread Of Life
35 Jesus said, `I am the bread that gives life. Anyone who comes to me will never be hungry. Anyone who believes in me will never be thirsty.
36 But I said to you that you have seen me, and yet you will not believe in me.
37 All those whom my Father gives me, they will come to me. I will never turn anyone away who comes to me.
38 I did not come down from heaven to do what I myself want to do. I came to do what the one who sent me wants me to do.
39 My Father sent me. He wants me to lose nothing that he has given me. And he wants me to raise it up on the last day.
40 My Father wants everyone who sees his Son and believes in him to live for ever. I will raise him up on the last day.’
John 6 : 35-40
25 `So, I tell you this. Do not be troubled about what you will eat or drink to keep alive. Do not be troubled about what you will wear on your body. Life itself is worth more than food, and the body is worth more than clothes.
26 `Look at the birds that fly in the air. They do not plant or cut or keep any food. Yet your Father in heaven feeds them. Are you not worth more than birds?
27 Can any one of you live any longer by troubling yourself about these things?
28 And why are you troubled about clothes? See how the flowers grow in the fields. They do not work or make cloth.
29 I tell you, King Solomon was a great man. But he was not dressed as fine as one of these flowers.
30 God dresses the grass in the fields so it looks nice. It is in the field one day and the next day it is put on the fire. If God dresses the grass like that, he cares much more that you have clothes to wear. You do not believe in God very much!
31 `So then, do not keep asking, “What shall we eat?” “What shall we drink?” and “What shall we wear?”
32 It is the people who do not believe in God who work for all these things. Your Father in heaven knows that you need them all.
33 `Work first for God’s kingdom and what he calls good. Then you will have all these things also.
Matthew 6 : 25-33
Love Your Enemies
43 `You have heard that the law says, “Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.”
44 But I tell you, love your enemies. Ask God to do good to those who trouble you.
45 In that way you will be sons of your Father in heaven. He makes his sun shine on both wrong and good people. He lets the rain fall on people who do right and on people who do wrong.
46 If you love only those who love you, what reward will you get? Even the tax collectors do that.
47 Do you speak to your brothers only? If so, you are not doing any better than other people. Even people who do not believe in God do that.
Matthew 5 : 43-47
How To Treat Others
12 ‘Do to other people what you want them to do to you. That is what the law and the writings of the prophets say.’
Matthew 7 : 12
The Good Shepherd
14 `I am the good shepherd, the one who really cares for the sheep. I know my sheep and my sheep know me.
15 So my Father knows me and I know him. I am willing to die to save the sheep.
16 `I have some other sheep which are not with these sheep. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice. Then all the sheep will be together and there will be one person who cares for all of them.
17 My Father loves me because I am willing to die. But when I die, I will live again.
18 No one kills me. I die only because I choose to die. I have power to die and I have power to live again. This is what my Father has told me to do.’
John 10 : 14-18
Give Your All To God
34 Jesus called the people and the disciples to him. He said, `If anyone wants to come with me he must leave what he himself wants to do. He must be ready to carry his own cross and come with me.
35 Anyone who tries to keep his life will lose it. And anyone who gives up his life for my sake and for the sake of the good news will find it.
36 What good will it do a man if he gets the whole world for himself but loses his soul?
37-38 What can a person give to get back his soul? People have gone away from God and are full of wrong ways. If anyone in this time is ashamed of me and the things I say, the Son of Man also will be ashamed of that person when he comes. The Son of Man will come with his holy angels, and be great like his Father.’
Mark 8 : 34-38
God Loves Everyone
16 `God loved the world so very, very much that he gave his only Son. Because he did that, everyone who believes in him will not lose his life, but will live for ever.
17 God did not send his Son into the world to judge the world. He sent him to save the world.
John 3 : 16-17
Jesus Came To save The World
44 Jesus called out, `Anyone who believes in me does not believe just in me, but in the one who sent me.
45 Anyone who sees me sees the one who sent me.
46 I am a light and have come into the world. Anyone who believes in me will not be in the dark.
47 If anyone hears what I say and does not believe it, I do not judge him. I did not come to judge the world. I came to save the world.
48 The one who will not believe in me and will not listen to what I say will be judged anyway. The same things that I have said will judge him on the last day.
49 `I have not said this from my own mind, but my Father who sent me told me what to say. He told me what to tell you.
50 I know that what he told me to say has power to give life for ever. So I say everything my Father has told me to say.’
John 12 : 44-50
Jesus, The Son Of God
63 But Jesus said nothing at all. Then the high priest said to him, `I ask you in the name of the living God. Tell us. Are you the Christ, the Son of God?’
64 Jesus answered him, `Yes, I am. Also I tell you that after this you will see the Son of Man sitting at the right hand of the One who has all power. You will see him coming on the clouds in the sky!’
65 Then the high priest tore his clothes and said, `What he has said is wrong! We do not need any more proof against him. You have heard the wrong thing he said.
Matthew 26 : 63-65
Do Not Judge Others
1 Do not judge others, then you will not be judged.
2 The way you judge others, that is the way you will be judged. How much you give to others is how much will be given to you.
3 `Why do you look at the spot of dust in your brother’s eye? But you do not see a big stick in your own eye!
4 Why do you say to your brother, “Let me take the dust out of your eye”? And all the time you have that stick in your own eye!
5 You are not true to yourselves! First take the stick out of your own eye. Then you will be able to see to take the dust out of your brother’s eye.
Matthew 7 : 1-5
Let The Children Come
14 But Jesus said, `Let the children come to me. Do not try to stop them. The kingdom of heaven belongs to people like them.’
Matthew 19 : 14
You Are The Light Of The World
14 `You are like light in the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hidden.
15 So also with a lamp. People do not light a lamp and put it under a basket. But they put it on the place for a lamp. Then all the people in the house can see its light.
16 So, let your light shine to all people. Then they will see the good things you do. And they will praise your Father in heaven.’
Matthew 5 : 14-16
Giving to the Needy
1 Do not do good things so that people will see you do them. If you do, you will get no reward from your Father in heaven.
2 `So when you give money to poor people, do not send men in front of you to blow trumpets or horns. Some people do this in the meeting houses and on the streets so that people will praise them. They are not true to themselves. I tell you the truth. They have their pay already.
3 But when you give money to poor people, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing.
4 In this way, what you give to the poor will be secret. Your Father sees secret things and he will reward you.
Matthew 6 : 1-4
Love God, Not Money
24 `No man can work for two masters. He will hate one and love the other. Or he will obey one and despise the other. You cannot work for both God and money.
Matthew 6 : 24
Those Who Come in Through Jesus Will be Saved
9 I am the door. Anyone who comes in through me will be saved. He will go in and out as he wants to, and will have food to eat.
10 The thief comes only to steal the sheep and to kill them and spoil them. I have come so that people may live and that they may enjoy life to the full.
11 `I am the good shepherd. I am the one who really cares for the sheep. The good shepherd is willing to die to save his sheep.
John 10 : 9-11
Jesus Speaks Of His Resurrection
18 The leaders of the Jews said to Jesus, `Who gave you the right to do this? What big work will prove it to us?’
19 Jesus answered them, `Break down this temple and in three days I will raise it up.’
20 The Jewish leaders said, `It took forty-six years to build this temple. Do you say you will raise it in three days?’
21 But Jesus was talking about the temple which was his body.
John 2 : 18-21
Light Has Come into the World
19 Light came into the world. But people wanted to be in the dark because they did wrong things. They did not want the light. That is why they are judged.
20 Everyone who does wrong things hates light. He does not come to the light because he is afraid people will see what he does and will say it is bad.
21 But everyone who does what is right comes to the light. He wants people to see that God helps him to do what is right.’
John 3 : 19-21
My Teaching is not my Own
14 When the feast was half finished, Jesus went to the temple and taught the people.
15 The Jews were very much surprised. `How can this man know books? He never went to school.’
16 Jesus answered the people, `I am not teaching you my teaching. It is the teaching of the one who sent me.
17 If any man wants to do what God wants him to do, he will know the teaching. He will know if it is God’s teaching or if I am speaking from my own mind.
18 The person who speaks from his own mind only wants to be great himself. But the person whom God has sent wants to show that God is great. That person is true. He is not a bad man.
19 Did not Moses give you the law? Not one of you is keeping the law. Why are you trying to kill me?’
John 7 : 14-19
I Am Not Of This World
23 Jesus said to them, `You are from below. I am from above. You belong to this world. I do not belong to this world.
24 That is why I said, “You will die doing wrong things.” If you do not believe that I am who I said I am, then you will die doing wrong things.’
25 They said to him, `Who are you?’ Jesus answered, `I am what I told you from the beginning.
26 I have many things to say to you and to judge you in many things. But he who sent me is true. I tell the world what he has told me.’
27 The people did not understand that Jesus was talking to them about his Father.
28 So Jesus said, `When you have lifted up the Son of Man, then you will know that I am he. You will know that I do nothing by my own power, but I talk the way my Father taught me.
29 He who sent me is with me always. I always do what he wants me to do.’
30 Many people believed in Jesus while he was talking this way.
John 8 : 23-30
Serve One Another
42 Jesus called them and said, `You know the people who rule over countries make their people obey them. The great will tell the others what to do.
43 But that is not the way it is among you. Anyone among you who wants to be great must help the others.
44 Anyone among you who wants to be first shall be a servant to the others.
45 The Son of Man did not come to have others help him. But he came to help others. He came to give his life to make many people free.’
Mark 10 : 42-45
3 He said, `God Blessed those who know that they need him. The kingdom of heaven is for them.
4 `God Blessed those who are sad. They will have comfort.
5 `God Blessed those who quietly trust him and do not try to get their own way. The world will belong to them.
6 `God Blessed those who are hungry and thirsty for what is right and good. They will be filled.
7 `God Blessed those who are kind. He will be kind to them.
8 `God Blessed those who have clean hearts. They will see God.
9 `God Blessed those who make peace between people. They will be called God’s sons.
10 `God Blessed those who have trouble for doing what is right. The kingdom of heaven is for them.
11 `God Blessed when people say wrong things about you, when they trouble you, and when they say all kinds of lies about you. God Blessed when it is for my sake.
12 Be Blessed and glad because God will be good to you in heaven. In the same way people troubled the prophets before your time.’
Matthew 5 : 3-12
Store Up Your Treasure In Heaven
19 `Do not keep many things for yourself on earth. Insects and rust will spoil them. People will get in and steal them.
20 But keep things for yourself in heaven. Insects and rust will not spoil them there. People will not get in and steal them.
21 The place where you keep things is where your heart will be also.’
22 `The body gets its light through the eyes. If you have good eyes, all your body will have light.
23 But if your eyes are bad, all your body will be in darkness. If the light in you is dark, it will be very dark for you.’
Matthew 6 : 19-23
Jesus And The Father Are One
25 Then Jesus said, `I have already told you and you did not believe it. My Father has given me the power to do big works. These works tell you who I am.
26 And yet you do not believe because you are not my sheep. I told you this before.
27 My sheep listen to me. I know them. They come to me.
28 I give them life that lasts for ever. They will never die. No one will take them out of my hand.
29 My Father gave the sheep to me. He is greater than anyone else. No one is able to take them out of my Father’s hand.
30 My Father and I are one.’
John 10 : 25-30
I Am The Resurrection
25 Jesus said, `I am the one who will raise people up and give them life. The person who believes in me will live, even though he has died.
26 Anyone who is living and who believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’
27 She said, `Yes, Lord, I believe that you are the Christ. I believe that you are the Son of God who was to come into the world.’
John 11 : 25-27
God Will Honor His Servants
25 Anyone who tries to keep his life will lose it. Anyone who gives up his life in this world will live for ever in the next world.
26 If anyone wants to do my work, he must go where I go. Then he and I will be together. My Father will honour everyone who works for me.
John 12 : 25-26
Believe When You Pray
23 I tell you the truth. Anyone may say to this hill, “Go and jump into the sea.” He must not doubt in his heart, but he must believe that he will have the things he asks for and he will have them.
24 So I tell you, when you ask God for anything believe that you will get it and you will have it.
Mark 11 : 23-24
25 When you stand and talk with God, forgive others for the wrong things they have done to you. Then your Father in heaven will also forgive you for the wrong things you have done.
26 But if you do not forgive others, your Father in heaven will not forgive you for the wrong things you have done.’
Mark 11 : 25-26
Love One Another
12 `I am telling you to love each other as I have loved you.
13 The strongest love anyone can have is this. He will die to save his friends.
14 You are my friends if you do what I tell you to do.
15 I do not call you servants anymore, for the servant does not know what his master is doing. But I have called you friends because you know everything that my Father has told me.
16 You did not choose me, but I chose you. I gave you a big work to do. That work is to go out and do good things and to make the good things that you do remain strong. If you do that, my Father will do anything you ask in my name.
17 `Here is the law I gave you. Love each other.’
John 15 : 12-17
5 Then Jesus began to talk to them. He said, `Take care. Do not let anyone fool you.
6 Many men will come in my name. They will say, “I am Christ.” They will fool many people.
Mark 13 : 5-6
You Do Not Belong To The World
18 `If the world hates you, remember that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If you belonged to this world, the world would love you. But you do not belong to the world. I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
20 Remember what I told you. I said, “The servant is not better than his master.” If the people in the world have troubled me, they will also trouble you. If they obey me, they will also obey you.
21 They will do all these things to you because you are true to me. They do not know the one who sent me.
John 15 : 18-21
Never Be Thirsty Again
13 But anyone who drinks the water that I will give him will never be thirsty. The water I give him will become a well inside of him that will never be dry. It will give him life for ever.’
14 The woman said, `Sir, give me this water. Then I will never be thirsty again. I will not need to come here to draw water.’
John 4 : 13-14
Love God With All Your Heart
33 Love God with all your heart. Love him with all your understanding. Love him with all your strength. That is much better than to burn offerings and make sacrifices. Love your neighbour as you love yourself. That is better than any of these offerings and sacrifices.’
Mark 12 : 33
You Must Be Born Again
1 There was a man named Nicodemus. He was a Pharisee, a ruler and leader of the Jews.
2 One night Nicodemus came to Jesus. He said, `Master, we know you are a teacher sent by God. We know this because no person could do the big works you are doing if God did not help him.’
3 Jesus said, `I tell you the truth. No person can see God’s kingdom if he is not born again.’
4 Nicodemus said, `How can a man be born when he is old? Can he go inside of his mother again and be born?’
5 Jesus said, `I tell you the truth. This new birth is by water and by the Spirit. No person can enter God’s kingdom if he has not been born that way.
6 That which is born of a person is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 You must not be surprised when I say, “You must be born again.”
8 The wind blows where it wants to blow. You can hear the sound of it. But you do not know where it comes from, and you do not know where it goes. It is the same way with everyone who is born of the Spirit.’
John 3 : 1-8
Worship In Spirit And Truth
22 But the time is coming, yes, the time is here already, when those who worship God will worship him in spirit and in a true way. My Father is looking for that kind of people to worship him.
23 God is Spirit. Those who worship him must do so in spirit and in a true way.’
24 The woman said to Jesus, `I know that Messiah is coming. His name is Christ. When he comes he will tell us everything.’
John 4 : 22-24
35 `Be dressed and have your lamps lit.
36 Be like men who are waiting for their master to come home from a wedding. They are ready to open the door as soon as he comes and knocks.
37 Happy the servants who are ready when the master comes! The servants who are ready when the master comes will be made happy. I tell you the truth. The master will get ready to serve them. He will set them at the table and will come and serve them.
Luke 12 : 35-37
11 `Everyone who puts himself up in a high place will be brought down to a low place. And everyone who puts himself down in a low place will be brought up to a high place.’
Luke 14 : 11
Be Kind And Merciful
32 If you love those who love you, what good is there in that? Even bad people love those who love them.
33 If you do good things to those who do good things to you, what good is there in that? Bad people do the same.
34 If you lend to those who will give to you, what good is there in that? Even bad people lend to bad people, if they think they will get the same from them.
35 `Love your enemies. Do good things. Lend to people and do not look to get anything back. You will be paid well. You will be sons of the Highest One. He is kind to those who do not thank him and to those who are bad.
36 So be kind like your Father.’
Luke 6 : 32-36
Abide In Me
4 But you must be in me and I will be in you. The branch cannot bear fruit by itself. It must be joined to the tree. And you cannot do any good thing if you are not joined to me.
5 I am the fruit tree and you are the branches. I will be in the person who is in me. That person will have a fruitful life. But you can do nothing without me.
6 If any person is not in me, he is cut off like a branch and dies. People gather the dry branches and throw them into the fire to be burned.
7 If you are in me and obey me, you may ask me for anything you want and I will give it to you.
8 If you do much good and become my disciples, you will make my Father’s name great.
9 `I have loved you just as my Father has loved you. So let me love you always.
10 If you obey me, I will love you always. That is what I have done. I have obeyed my Father. And he will love me always.
11 `I have told you these things so that you may be glad in the same way I am glad. Then you will be very glad always.
John 15 : 4-11
Walk In The Light
35 Then Jesus said to them, `You have light for a short time longer. Walk while you have the light so that you will not need to walk in the dark. The person who walks in the dark cannot see where he is going.
36 Believe in the light while you have the light, so that you may be a people who have the light in you.’ When Jesus had said this, he left them. They did not know where he was.
John 12 : 35-36
Be Fishers Of Men
19 Jesus said to them, `Come with me. The work I will give you will be to catch people.’
Matthew 4 : 19
Be Wise As Serpents, Innocent as Doves
16 “I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.
Matthew 10 : 16
The Spirit of Truth
16 I will ask my Father. He will give you another one to help you and to be with you always.
17 He will send you the Spirit of truth. The world cannot receive the true Spirit because it does not see or know him. You know him because he is with you and will be in you.
John 14 : 16-17
I Give You Peace
27 Peace is what I leave for you. I give you my own peace. People of the world also say, “Peace” to you. I do not say it as they say it. Do not let anything trouble your hearts. Do not fear.
John 14 : 27
The Holy Spirit Will Help You
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.
John 14 : 26
The Purpose of the Parables
10 The disciples came to Jesus and asked him, `Why do you tell the people these stories?’
11 Jesus answered them, `You can learn the secret things about the kingdom of heaven. But they cannot learn them.
12 Anyone who already has something will get more, and he will have plenty. But he who does not have anything, even the little that he has will be taken away from him.
13 That is why I tell them stories. They look, but they do not see. They listen, but they do not hear or understand.
14 They make what Isaiah the prophet said long ago, come true. `Isaiah said: “You will listen and listen, but you will not understand. You will look and look, but you will not see.
15 The hearts of these people have no feeling. They do not hear well with their ears. And they have shut their eyes. They do not want to see with their eyes. They do not want to hear with their ears. They do not want to understand in their hearts. They do not want to turn to me. If they did turn, I would heal them.”
16 `God is blessing your eyes because they see. God is blessing your ears because they hear.
17 I tell you the truth. Many prophets and good men wanted to see what you see, but they did not see them. They wanted to hear what you hear, but they did not hear them.
Matthew 13 : 10-17
The Parable of the Sower Explained
18 `So listen to hear what the story means, about the man who sowed the seed.’
19 `People listen to the message about the kingdom of heaven. If anyone does not understand it, the devil comes along and takes the message out of his heart. That person is like the seed which fell on the road.
20 Some seed fell on the stony ground. That is like a person who hears the message and right away he is glad to hear it.
21 But it does not go down deep in his heart. He believes it for a short time. When trouble or a hard time comes because of the message, he stops believing.
22 Some seed fell among the weeds. That is like the person who hears the message. But he thinks about the things of this world. He wants to get money to be happy. These things push the message out of his heart. No good comes from it.
23 Some seed fell on good ground. That is like a person who hears the message and understands it. Much good comes from it. Some people are like the seed that gave a hundred more seeds. Some people are like the seed that gave sixty. Some people are like the seed that gave thirty.’
Matthew 13 : 18-23
The Parable of the Lost Sheep
10 `Do not think badly of these little children. I tell you this. They have angels in heaven. And all the time their angels can see the face of my father who is in heaven.
11 `The Son of Man came to save anyone who is lost.
12 What do you think about this? A man has a hundred sheep. One of them is lost. Will he not leave the ninety-nine sheep on the hills and go to look for the one that is lost? Yes, he will.
13 I tell you the truth. When he finds it, he is more happy to see that one than the ninety-nine that were not lost.
14 In the same way, my Father in heaven does not want one of these little children to be lost.’
Matthew 18 : 10-14
Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven
1 The disciples came to Jesus at that time. They said, `Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?’
2 Jesus called a child to him. He had the child stand in front of them.
3 He said, `I tell you the truth. If your hearts do not change and become like hearts of children, you will never go into the kingdom of heaven.
4 So anyone who feels himself small like this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 `If anyone takes in a child like this for my sake, he takes in me.’
6 `These little children believe in me. If anyone makes one of them do wrong, he will be punished. He will have worse trouble than if a big stone were tied to his neck and he were thrown into the deep sea.
Matthew 18 : 1-6
Temptations to Sin
7 `There will be trouble in the world because people make other people do wrong! People will do wrong. But the person who makes another person do wrong will have trouble.
8 If your hand or your foot makes you do wrong, cut it off and throw it away! It is better for you to enter into life without hands or feet than to have two hands and two feet and be thrown into the fire that burns for ever.
9 If your eye makes you do wrong, pull it out and throw it away! It is better for you to enter into life with one eye, than to have two eyes and be thrown into the hell fire.’
Matthew 18 : 7-9
Forgiveness – The Parable of the Unmerciful Servant
21 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”
22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.
Matthew 18 : 21-22
The First Will be Last, and the Last First.
28 Jesus said to them, ‘I tell you the truth. In the new world the Son of Man will be great. He will sit on his throne of glory to rule. Then you who have come with me will also sit on twelve thrones. You will judge the twelve tribes of Israel.
29 If anyone who has left his house, his brothers, his sisters, his father, his mother, his children, or his farms for my sake, he will receive a hundred times as much as he has left. And he will live for ever.
30 But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.’
Matthew 19 : 28-30
Did Not Come to be Served, but to Serve
20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.
21 “What is it you want?” he asked.
She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”
22 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?” “We can,” they answered.
23 Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.”
24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers.
25 Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them.
26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,
27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—
28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Matthew 20 : 20-28
The Coming of the Son of Man
29 `Right after that time of trouble, the sun will be dark. The moon will not shine. The stars will fall from the sky. And the powers in the sky will be shaken.
30 Then people will see the sign of the Son of Man in the sky. Then all the people of the earth will cry. They will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds in the sky. He will have much power and will be very great.
31 He will send his angels to call with a loud trumpet or horn. They will gather his chosen people from everywhere all over the earth.’
Matthew 24 : 29-31
No One Knows That Day and Hour
36 `But no one knows the day and the hour when the Son of Man will come. Even the angels in heaven and the Son do not know. Only the Father knows.
37 When the Son of Man comes, it will be as it was in the time of Noah.
38 In the days before the water covered the earth, people ate and drank. They married and gave their daughters to be married. Then one day Noah went into his house built on a boat.
39 The people did not know until much water came and killed them all. When the Son of Man comes, it will be like that.
40 Two men will be working together in the field. One will be taken and the other will be left.
41 Two women will be making flour together. One woman will be taken away and one woman will be left.
42 So watch! You do not know what day your Lord will come.
43 And remember this. The owner of the house does not know at what time of the night a man will come to steal something. If he knew, he would watch and not let the man break into his house.
44 So, be ready! The Son of Man will come at a time when you are not looking for him.
Matthew 24 : 36-44
The Faithful and Wise Servant
45 `Who is like a wise servant who can be trusted? His master will put him in charge of his other servants. He gives them their food at the right time.
46 The servant who is doing this when his master comes, will be blessed.
47 I tell you the truth. His master will put him in charge of all that he has.
48 But if the servant is bad, he will say to himself, “My master will not come just now.”
49 Then he will begin to beat the other servants. He will eat and drink with men who are drunk.
50 The master of that servant will come on a day the servant is not looking for him. He will not know the time he is coming home.
51 The master will punish him and lock him in with people who are not true. People there will cry and grind [make a noise with] their teeth.’
Matthew 24 : 45-51
Jesus Came to Heal the Sick
30 The Pharisees and their scribes did not like what Jesus’ disciples did. They said, `Why do you eat and drink with tax collectors and bad people?”
31 Jesus answered them, `People who are well do not need a doctor. But sick people need him.
32 I did not come to call good people. I came to call bad people to stop doing wrong things.’
Luke 5 : 30-32