Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of The Life of a Disciple
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Mark 10:45 and John 6:37

Week 34: Day 4

Today’s F260 Bible reading: Luke 17:11-37; 18

17:11 Now on the way to Jerusalem, Jesus was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12As he was entering a village, ten men with leprosy met him. They stood at a distance, 13raised their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” 14When he saw them he said, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went along, they were cleansed. 15Then one of them, when he saw he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice. 16He fell with his face to the ground at Jesus’ feet and thanked him. (Now he was a Samaritan.) 17Then Jesus said, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? 18Was no one found to turn back and give praise to God except this foreigner?” 19Then he said to the man, “Get up and go your way. Your faith has made you well.” 20Now at one point the Pharisees asked Jesus when the kingdom of God was coming, so he answered, “The kingdom of God is not coming with signs to be observed, 21nor will they say, ‘Look, here it is!’ or ‘There!’ For indeed, the kingdom of God is in your midst.” 22Then he said to the disciples, “The days are coming when you will desire to see one of the days of the Son of Man, and you will not see it. 23Then people will say to you, ‘Look, there he is!’ or ‘Look, here he is!’ Do not go out or chase after them. 24For just like the lightning flashes and lights up the sky from one side to the other, so will the Son of Man be in his day. 25But first he must suffer many things and be rejected by this generation. 26Just as it was in the days of Noah, so too it will be in the days of the Son of Man. 27People were eating, they were drinking, they were marrying, they were being given in marriage—right up to the day Noah entered the ark. Then the flood came and destroyed them all. 28Likewise, just as it was in the days of Lot, people were eating, drinking, buying, selling, planting, building; 29but on the day Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. 30It will be the same on the day the Son of Man is revealed. 31On that day, anyone who is on the roof, with his goods in the house, must not come down to take them away, and likewise the person in the field must not turn back. 32Remember Lot’s wife! 33Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it. 34I tell you, in that night there will be two people in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. 35There will be two women grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left.” 37Then the disciples said to him, “Where, Lord?” He replied to them, “Where the dead body is, there the vultures will gather.” (NET Bible)
18:1 Then Jesus told them a parable to show them they should always pray and not lose heart. 2He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected people. 3There was also a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ 4For a while he refused, but later on he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor have regard for people, 5yet because this widow keeps on bothering me, I will give her justice, or in the end she will wear me out by her unending pleas.’” 6And the Lord said, “Listen to what the unrighteous judge says! 7Won’t God give justice to his chosen ones, who cry out to him day and night? Will he delay long to help them? 8I tell you, he will give them justice speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” 9Jesus also told this parable to some who were confident that they were righteous and looked down on everyone else. 10“Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11The Pharisee stood and prayed about himself like this: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other people: extortionists, unrighteous people, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12I fast twice a week; I give a tenth of everything I get.’ 13The tax collector, however, stood far off and would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, be merciful to me, sinner that I am!’ 14I tell you that this man went down to his home justified rather than the Pharisee. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, but he who humbles himself will be exalted.” 15Now people were even bringing their babies to him for him to touch. But when the disciples saw it, they began to scold those who brought them. 16But Jesus called for the children, saying, “Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. 17I tell you the truth, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.” 18Now a certain leader asked him, “Good teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?” 19Jesus said to him, “Why do you call me good? No one is good except God alone. 20You know the commandments: ‘Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’” 21The man replied, “I have wholeheartedly obeyed all these laws since my youth.” 22When Jesus heard this, he said to him, “One thing you still lack. Sell all that you have and give the money to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” 23But when the man heard this, he became very sad, for he was extremely wealthy. 24When Jesus noticed this, he said, “How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God! 25In fact, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.” 26Those who heard this said, “Then who can be saved?” 27He replied, “What is impossible for mere humans is possible for God.” 28And Peter said, “Look, we have left everything we own to follow you! 29Then Jesus said to them, “I tell you the truth, there is no one who has left home or wife or brothers or parents or children for the sake of God’s kingdom 30who will not receive many times more in this age—and in the age to come, eternal life.” 31Then Jesus took the twelve aside and said to them, “Look, we are going up to Jerusalem, and everything that is written about the Son of Man by the prophets will be accomplished. 32For he will be handed over to the Gentiles; he will be mocked, mistreated, and spat on. 33They will flog him severely and kill him. Yet on the third day he will rise again.” 34But the twelve understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what Jesus meant. 35As Jesus approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging. 36When he heard a crowd going by, he asked what was going on. 37They told him, “Jesus the Nazarene is passing by.” 38So he called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39And those who were in front scolded him to get him to be quiet, but he shouted even more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” 40So Jesus stopped and ordered the beggar to be brought to him. When the man came near, Jesus asked him, 41“What do you want me to do for you?” He replied, “Lord, let me see again.” 42Jesus said to him, “Receive your sight; your faith has healed you.” 43And immediately he regained his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they too gave praise to God. (NET Bible)

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