Tag: feast

  • Biblical Principle #217: Israel to Keep Annual Day of Atonement

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel was to annually observe the Day of Atonement on the tenth day of the seventh month. Explanation The seventh month of the religious calendar (September-October) held three significant events: On the Day of Atonement, the high priest was to make atonement for the sins of…

  • Biblical Principle #213: Israel’s Three Special Feasts

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel three special feasts for which they were to assemble. Explanation With Israel’s calendar, GOD prescribed three special feasts at specific times of the year, during which times Israel was expected to appear before GOD, eventually in Jerusalem. The Law of Moses reads: 14…

  • Why Do Christians Fast? (Here are six common reasons)

    Why do Christians fast? It’s a simple question with multiple potential answers. In short, it depends. Below are six common reasons. But first, a couple of observations:

  • Biblical Baptism, Part 18 (Baptism and a Wedding)

    Have you considered the role that baptism plays in the union of Christ and His bride, the church? This is pretty cool; check it out! Welcome to part 18 of my biblical baptism series. The posts build on each other, so check out the previous posts below: Download series as a PDF Apologies: I haven’t…

  • 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…

  • Five Lessons from the Passover

    Five Lessons from the Passover

    The Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread was one of three Jewish annual feasts in the Law of Moses. GOD set up the Passover and Feast of Unleavened Bread as a memorial—a reminder of specific events in Israel’s history. The Passover meal was a reminder of how GOD passed over the homes of the children…

  • December 31 – Revelation (part 5)

    Reading Rev. 19:6-22:21 Devotional Today we conclude our study of both the book of Revelation and the Bible. What a beautiful and fitting end to GOD’s story! (This history is, after all, HIS-story.) Today’s text begins with the continuation of the celebration by those in heaven because of GOD’s defeat of Babylon the Great, which…

  • December 14 – Paul’s Letter to the Colossians

    Reading Col. 1:1-4:18 Philemon 1-25 Devotional During the two years that Paul is under house arrest in Rome, he writes four letters which are sometimes called The Prison Epistles (the word “epistle” means a letter). Today we read Paul’s letter to the Colossians and to Philemon. Paul had not visited the city of Colosse, but…

  • November 20 – The Holy Spirit Comes, Peter Preaches Jesus

    Reading Acts 1:1-5; 2:1-47 Devotional Jesus died on the day of the Passover feast. Fifty days after the Passover, another feast called Pentecost, was celebrated in Jerusalem. Originally, Pentecost was called the Feast of Weeks and was given in celebration of the firstfruits of the harvest. All of the Jews would assemble in Jerusalem to…

  • November 13 – The Final Week, Wednesday

    Reading Matt. 26:1-5, 14-16; Luke 22:3-6 The Daily Bible section entitled, “Final Week — Wednesday” Luke 21:37-38 John 12:37-50 Luke 22:7-13 Devotional The exact timing of some of the events recorded in today’s text is impossible to determine. The editor of The Daily Bible has placed them on Wednesday, with a significant explanation given in…