Tag: Easter

  • The Origin of Christmas (How Christmas Became Popular)

    How, exactly, did Christmas begin? A quick Internet search revealed 163 million hits about the origin of Christmas. While I admittedly didn’t take the time to look through 163 million links just now, I have yet to run across an article that neatly connects the dots of history from the apostolic age to the appearance of Christmas. So…

  • 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…

  • What the Early Christians Wrote about Easter

    The Bible doesn’t mention the word “Easter.” Well, the King James Version erroneously translates the word “Passover” as “Easter” in Acts 12:4, but the word Easter isn’t found in the Greek. The truth is that GOD does not instruct Christians to observe a special celebration of Jesus’ death and resurrection at the time of the…

  • 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…

  • Easter and the Observing of Days (reminders for those who observe holidays and those who don’t)

    This week, I’m going to take a bit of a detour from the railroad we’ve been traveling with some posts focused upon Jesus’ death and His memorial which we call the Lord’s Supper (or the Eucharist for some). As I prepare to publish this post, it’s Easter week. Easter means it’s spring time. The temperature…

  • Timing of the Last Supper and Crucifixion

    One of the most intriguing and difficult topics I’ve studied in the past year is the timing of the events surrounding Jesus’ death and, in particular, the meal which is commonly referred to as the Last Supper. When did Jesus eat the Last Supper? Was this meal the Passover? After learning what I found, I…