Holidays and Holy Days

"Surely My Sabbaths you shall keep, for it is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you" (Exodus 31:13).

The world celebrates holidays, while the Bible tells us about God’s Holy Days. What’s the difference? What does each festival mean—and which ones are worth observing? See what the Bible has to say about Holidays and Holy Days.

Bust of Constantine in the Vatican Museum.
Posted April 16, 2014 | 1 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

A gunman killed three people at a Jewish Community Center in Kansas City yesterday; we are again reminded of how a peaceful moment can turn into a terrible moment of death. The suspected gunman is a known anti-Semitic. He apparently picked this place to vent his seething rage. It is a terrible reminder of a dark mood that resides within our world—waiting to emerge in it's full fury.

Posted April 14, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Mitchell Moss
10 Days to Passover - The Last Day Before Passover

It’s the last day before Passover, which begins at sundown tonight. In His day, Jesus, knowing that His hour had come, and that He would be delivered into the hands of the Romans to be killed, gave His disciples the lasting, unforgettable ceremony of the New Covenant Passover. The whole story of what happened during the supper He had with His disciples goes from John 13-18, but the first sentence of John 13 is what we will focus on:

Posted April 13, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Mitchell Moss
10 Days to Passover - Day 2

It isn’t clear or specific what happened on this day, two days leading up to Jesus’ final Passover, from the Bible. That being said, there is an event that could have possibly taken place on this day, and which we can draw a lesson from nonetheless. John 12:20-32 has the first part of the story, and specifically John 12:27-32 is what we will read:

Posted April 12, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Mitchell Moss
10 Days to Passover - Day 3

Instead of going back to Bethany to stay the night after the lengthy preaching and Olivet Prophecy, Jesus probably stayed on the Mount of Olives overnight. The next day is recorded in Matthew 26:1-5, Mark 14:1-2 and 10-11, and Luke 22:1-6, where we will read what happened:

Posted April 11, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Mitchell Moss

Going back into Jerusalem from Bethany, Jesus and His disciples ran across the fig tree He had cursed the day before. Mark 11:21 explains how the disciples saw the withered fig tree and Jesus made a lesson out of it about having faith.

Posted April 10, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Mitchell Moss
10 Days to Passover - Day 5

After having gone into Jerusalem in the Triumphant Entry, Jesus went back to Bethany to stay the night and in the morning (5 days until Passover), came back into the city. Mark 11:12-19 has the story:

Posted April 9, 2014 | 0 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 8, 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 6, 2014 | 0 comments

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Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Matter Which Days We Observe?

Holidays or Holy Days: Does It Matter Which Days We Observe?

Many people are shocked to discover the origins of our most popular religious holidays. They are also surprised to find that the days God commands us to observe in the Bible—the same days Jesus Christ and the apostles kept—are almost universally ignored. Why? Also, why are today's supposedly Christian holidays observed with so many rituals and customs that are not sanctioned anywhere in the Bible? In this booklet you'll discover detailed answers to these questions.

God's Holy Day Plan: The Promise of Hope for All Mankind

God's Holy Day Plan: The Promise of Hope for All Mankind

Is it possible to know what the future holds for us? The Creator of mankind does have a plan for us, and He reveals it to us through an annual cycle of festivals described in the Scriptures. It is an astounding plan offering an incredible future to every man, woman, and child who has ever lived. This booklet will help you understand the incredible truth about what lies ahead for all humanity.

Sunset to Sunset: God's Sabbath Rest

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