October 18 - Day 291
* Gospel Study Indexes: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John
* Books to buy on Gospel, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, Amazon.com
* Dictionary: Moses Law of Moses Temple
* Map of Galilee
The Light and His Advance Men Lk 9:28-11:13
Local History: (The Roman Empire and Israel)
“Lord, it is good for us to be here.
While he was still speaking, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them.
“This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.When the disciples heard it, they fell on their faces, and were very afraid.
“Get up, and don’t be afraid.”Lifting up their eyes, they saw no one, except Jesus alone.
“Don’t tell anyone what you saw, until the Son of Man has risen from the dead.”His disciples asked him, saying,
“Then why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
“Elijah indeed comes first, and will restore all things,
It happened about eight days after these sayings, that he took with him Peter, John, and James, and went up onto the mountain to pray.
“Master, it is good for us to be here. Let’s make three tents: one for you, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah,”not knowing what he said.
“This is my beloved Son. Listen to him!”When the voice came, Jesus was found alone.
They were silent, and told no one in those days any of the things which they had seen.
After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John, and brought them up onto a high mountain privately by themselves, and he was changed into another form in front of them.
His clothing became glistening, exceedingly white, like snow, such as no launderer on earth can whiten them.
Peter answered Jesus,
"Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. Let’s make three tents: one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah."For he didn’t know what to say, for they were very afraid.
A cloud came, overshadowing them, and a voice came out of the cloud,
"This is my beloved Son. Listen to him."Suddenly looking around, they saw no one with them any more, except Jesus only.
As they were coming down from the mountain, he commanded them that they should tell no one what things they had seen, until after the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
They kept this saying to themselves, questioning what the “rising from the dead” meant. They asked him, saying,
"Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?"He said to them,
"Elijah indeed comes first, and restores all things. How is it written about the Son of Man, that he should suffer many things and be despised?
When they came to the multitude, a man came to him, kneeling down to him, saying,
“Lord, have mercy on my son, for he is epileptic, and suffers grievously; for he often falls into the fire, and often into the water.Jesus answered,
“Faithless and perverse generation!Jesus rebuked him, the demon went out of him, and the boy was cured from that hour.
Then the disciples came to Jesus privately, and said,
“Why weren’t we able to cast it out?”He said to them,
“Because of your unbelief. For most certainly I tell you, if you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, you will tell this mountain,‘Move from here to there,’and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.
It happened on the next day, when they had come down from the mountain, that a great multitude met him.
Behold, a man from the crowd called out, saying,
“Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child.Jesus answered,
“Faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you?While he was still coming, the demon threw him down and convulsed him violently.
But Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the boy, and gave him back to his father.
Coming to the disciples, he saw a great multitude around them, and scribes questioning them.
Immediately all the multitude, when they saw him, were greatly amazed, and running to him greeted him.
He asked the scribes,
"What are you asking them?"One of the multitude answered,
"Teacher, I brought to you my son, who has a mute spirit;He answered him,
"Unbelieving generation,They brought him to him, and when he saw him,
immediately the spirit convulsed him, and he fell on the ground,
wallowing and foaming at the mouth.
He asked his father,
"How long has it been since this has come to him?"He said,
"From childhood.Jesus said to him,
"If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes."Immediately the father of the child cried out with tears,
"I believe. Help my unbelief!"When Jesus saw that a multitude came running together,
he rebuked the unclean spirit, saying to him,
“You mute and deaf spirit, I command you, come out of him,Having cried out, and convulsed greatly, it came out of him.
The boy became like one dead; so much that most of them said,
"He is dead."But Jesus took him by the hand, and raised him up; and he arose.
When he had come into the house, his disciples asked him privately,
"Why couldn’t we cast it out?"He said to them,
“This kind can come out by nothing, except by prayer and fasting. "
While they were staying in Galilee, Jesus said to them,
“The Son of Man is about to be delivered up into the hands of men,They were exceedingly sorry.
They were all astonished at the majesty of God.
But while all were marveling at all the things which Jesus did,
“Let these words sink into your ears,But they didn’t understand this saying.
It was concealed from them, that they should not perceive it,
and they were afraid to ask him about this saying.
They went out from there, and passed through Galilee. He didn’t want anyone to know it.
For he was teaching his disciples, and said to them,
"The Son of Man is being handed over to the hands of men,But they didn’t understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.
In that hour the disciples came to Jesus, saying,
“Who then is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven?”
“Most certainly I tell you, unless you turn, and become as little children,
He came to Capernaum, and when he was in the house he asked them,
"What were you arguing among yourselves on the way?"But they were silent, for they had disputed one with another on the way about who was the greatest.
He sat down, and called the twelve; and he said to them,
"If any man wants to be first, he shall be last of all, and servant of all."He took a little child, and set him in the midst of them. Taking him in his arms, he said to them,
"Whoever receives one such little child in my name, receives me, and whoever receives me, doesn’t receive me, but him who sent me."
There arose an argument among them about which of them was the greatest.
Jesus, perceiving the reasoning of their hearts,
"Whoever receives this little child in my name receives me.
"Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name,Jesus said to him,
"Don’t forbid him, for he who is not against us is for us."
John said to him,
"Teacher, we saw someone who doesn’t follow us casting out demons in your name; and we forbade him, because he doesn’t follow us."But Jesus said,
"Don’t forbid him, for there is no one who will do a mighty work in my name, and be able quickly to speak evil of me.
Maps of Palestine Israel during Jesus' life