Tag: cross

  • Biblical Principle #247: Curse of One Hanged On a Tree

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, a special curse was placed upon all who were hanged on a tree. Explanation The Law of Moses included special instructions for one who suffered capital punishment (death) by hanging on a tree. GOD pronounced a curse upon these individuals: 22 “Now if a man committed…

  • Biblical Principle #178: Bronze Snake Saved Snakebitten Sinners

    Biblical Principles List Principle When GOD sent venemous snakes upon Israel to punish them for their complaining, the snakebitten person that looked upon the bronze snake on a pole would be healed. Explanation After defeating Arad, Israel returned to their incessant complaining against Moses and GOD. This time, GOD sent venomous snakes into the camp.

  • Christ, Our Passover Lamb (Why Jesus Being Our Passover Lamb Matters)

    Have you thought about what it means that Jesus is our Passover lamb? Let’s look at why this metaphor is so important and why its depth of meaning is often overlooked. Early in his gospel account, the apostle John wrote: 29 The next day John [the Baptist] saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb…

  • Why I’m Thankful for Christian Holidays Like Christmas and Easter

    I love holidays like Christmas and Easter. When I was young, I recall my dad telling me from time to time: “Son, if you can cause a person to think about GOD for one second when they wouldn’t have otherwise, you’ve done a good thing.” This has always stuck with me over the years, and…

  • November 18 – Jesus Dies Upon the Cross

    Reading Mark 15:23, 25, 27-28; Luke 23:32-34a John 19:19-24 Matt. 27:39-44; Luke 23:35-43 John 19:25-27 Matt. 27:45-49; John 19:28-29 Luke 23:46; John 19:30 Matt. 27:51-56; Mark 15:39-41; Luke 23:47-49 John 19:31-37 Mark 15:42-45 Matt. 27:59-60; John 19:38b-42 Luke 23:55-56 Matt. 27:62-66 Devotional Today’s reading tells the story of the most important event in all of…

  • October 31 – Jesus Promises Conflict

    Reading Matt. 9:35-38 Matt. 10:1-15; Mark 6:7 Matt. 10:16-42 Matt. 11:1; Luke 9:6 Mark 6:14-16; Luke 9:7-9 Matt. 14:3-12a; Mark 6:17-29 Mark 6:30-33; Luke 9:10-11a; John 6:1 Devotional As Jesus traveled throughout the towns and villages He was moved with compassion because the people were harassed and helpless, like sheep with no shepherd to lead…

  • May 18 – The Importance of Discipline

    Reading Sharing and Responding to Wisdom Advice and Rebuke – Prov. 3:1-2; 9:7-9; 10:8; 12:15; 13:1, 13; 15:31; 17:10; 19:16, 20, 25, 27; 23:9; 25:12; 27:5-6, 17; 29:1 Value of Advisers – Prov. 11:14; 15:22; 20:18; 24:5-6 Discipline – Prov. 3:11-12; 10:17; 12:1; 13:18, 24; 15:5, 10, 12, 32; 19:18; 20:30; 22:6, 15; 23:13-14; 29:15,…