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.

Posted December 13, 2014 | 4 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

If I were a Minion, I would think I got the short end of the stick.

A quick trip to the grocery store a couple of days ago found me checking out behind a gentleman who had bought every package of Twinkies on the grocery shelf. The boxes of soft yellow sponge cakes filled his grocery cart. I couldn’t resist making a comment. “Are you afraid they might stop making Twinkies again?”

Posted October 30, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Heather Disher
Mother comforting child

On a sunny afternoon, I was in my bedroom. I could hear my mom in the kitchen cooking dinner. I was maybe six or seven, sulking and crying and pouting as hard as I could. Face down in my covers, hot tears soaking everything.

Posted October 3, 2014 | 4 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely
ISIS, Evil and the Day of Atonement

Evil can only be overcome by force. That’s the hard lesson the United States is learning as it leads another coalition to move into the Middle East to destroy another Hydra-headed monster. ISIS is a manifestation of evil that should teach us a vital lesson about dealing with evil in today’s world.

Posted October 3, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Darris McNeely

As America celebrates it’s “glorious fourth”–the 4th of July–this week I have three events that remind me of the basic human liberty this nation holds dear, and rightly so, even nearly sacred.

Posted July 3, 2014 | 0 comments
A blog post by Joy Porter

Can you imagine today’s U.S. Congress declaring a national Mother’s Day? It did in 1914, but a century later it feels like just another holiday running on Hallmark-card autopilot.

Posted May 9, 2014 | 2 comments
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 12, 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 11, 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

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Sunset to Sunset: God's Sabbath Rest

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