Background of the Bible

"And it happened, when all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations around us saw these things, that they were very disheartened in their own eyes; for they perceived that this work was done by our God" (Nehemiah 6:16).

How did the Bible come into existence? Who wrote it? What was happening as it was being written? All these questions and more are answered here in the Background of the Bible.

Scott Ashley standing in the Valley of Hinnom.
Posted May 19, 2014 | 9 comments
A blog post by Mitchell Moss
10 Days to Passover - Day 6

When Jesus comes into Jerusalem from Bethany the day after having His feet and head anointed by Mary, the crowds gather and celebrate Him. John 12:12-16 tells the story succinctly, but Luke 19:29-44 has more detail:

Posted April 7, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Mitchell Moss
10 Days to Passover - Day 7

Jesus continued making His way toward Jerusalem and arrived in Bethany, which is two miles east of Jerusalem. The family of Lazarus, whom Jesus had raised from the dead, gives a dinner in honor of Jesus. At some point during the dinner, Mary makes a memorable gesture. John 12:1-3 tells what happened:

Posted April 7, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Mitchell Moss

Jesus left Jericho after having stayed there at the house of Zacchaeus. Along the road, two blind men cry out for Jesus, though the crowd following tries to quiet them. There are two accounts of this story, one in Matthew 20:29-34, and the other in Mark 10:46-52, which gives a bit more detail about one of the two blind men.

Posted April 5, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Mitchell Moss

On His way from Ephraim to Jerusalem, Jesus stopped in Jericho, which is on the route between the two towns. In Jericho, he meets a man named Zacchaeus, and the story of what happens next will provide our point for meditation today (Luke 19:2-10):

Posted April 4, 2014 | 2 comments
A blog post by Mitchell Moss

Passover: It’s a day God commands us to observe each year by commemorating the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who lived a perfect life and paid the ultimate price on our behalf. When we get baptized, we are committing our lives to God, and Passover is when we renew that commitment.

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The Bible, the Truth, and The History Channel

As a child, I would read books and watch movies describing a Utopian society. I was fascinated by their depiction of a future lifestyle of ease and prosperity. Although the world we live in is certainly not perfect or Utopian, it does offer us the convenience of push-button operation for activities that used to require hard work and a strong body.  We no longer have to trek down to the river for a bucket of water, wash our clothing at the river's edge with a rock, or ride a horse into town.

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