Digging Deeper

Saturday, 10 March 2012 03:43

This Day in History -1528: Anabaptist who defined "Believer Baptism" Martyred

Europe's Hapsburg rulers were convinced that the Anabaptist sect was dangerous to the peace of the Empire. And with good reason: a peasant revolt, led by extreme Anabaptists, destroyed the peace of central Europe. The Hapsburgs determined to eradicate the Anabaptists from their kingdom. They drew no distinction between peaceable Anabaptists and radicals.

Monday, 05 March 2012 01:42

Purim - The Upside Down Holiday

This Thursday and Friday, March 8 and 9th of 2012 commemorates a special time on the Jewish Calendar known as Purim. Jews around the world will begin on Wednesday evening to celebrate several days of joyful activities and reminders of God's faithfulness in preserving their people. For several reasons, all disciples would do well to recognize and celebrate this popular Jewish holiday.

by Saturday, 11 February 2012 22:19

When Did the Kingdom of God Come to Earth?

"Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven."
(Matthew 6:10, King James Version)
This brief verse has been used as the basis of songs, poems and quotations for centuries. It provides the most basic and ideal definition of the term “kingdom of God” to be found in Scripture – a place where God’s will is done.
by Tuesday, 10 January 2012 08:07

This Day in History: Origen the Origin of First Parallel Bible

What happened on this day 500 years ago? The first parallel translation of God's word was published! Back then, it was called a POLYGLOT - "MULTI-TONGUED" Bible.

by Thursday, 22 December 2011 02:05

Bethlehem - Birthplace of Jesus and Christianity

Why Bethlehem? The significance of this small ancient city in God’s plan to bring the Messiah
"But you, Bethlehem, Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel. Whose origins are from of old, from ancient times (from the days of eternity).   --- Micah 5:2
This passage of scripture provides, perhaps, the most amazing and awesome prophecy in the Hebrew Bible regarding the coming of Messiah.
by Sunday, 18 December 2011 02:54

The Messianic Significance and Relevance of Hanukah

Beginning next Tuesday evening December 20, 2011, at sundown Jewish families around the world began celebrating the Jewish holiday of Hanukah, also known as the “Festival of Lights”. For the following 8 days, Jewish families gather each evening around an eight branch candle holder called a “menorah” and light candles while reciting a prayer.

by Tuesday, 20 December 2011 01:50

Messiah and the Lights of Hanukah

Hanukah, the Jewish holiday also known as the “festival of Lights”, derives its name from the idea of “rededication.” It commemorates deeds of courage and faith among a Jewish army

by Tuesday, 29 November 2011 01:50

God's Plan Foreshadowed by Three Jewish Festivals

Nothing God has done was haphazard or unplanned. Here is a Bible Study written by a disciple in Jerusalem that brings our responsibility before God to "go an bear fruit" to light. Christianity itself is a festival before God as well! 

by Monday, 28 November 2011 17:25

Character Study Podcast on "Jesus"

We don't know what he looked like – yet we recognize his image in all who are born of God. He left us nothing in writing—and yet he is the Word of God, and through his Spirit, the New Testament was inspired and given to us as a precious gift. Here is a podcast lesson from Douglas Jacoby on the main character found in the scriptures - God in the flesh, Jesus the Christ.

by Friday, 07 October 2011 11:11

Yom Kippur - Jewish High Holy Day

Yom Kippur - The Jewish High Holy Day starts at sunset. Learn of its relevance for all disciples of Jesus.