2019-09-21T11:50:24-07:00

The Purpose of the Feast

What is the Purpose of the Feast of Tabernacles? Is it a vacatioN? Something we do out of duty? Or did God intend it to be something more? Consider some options in The Purpose of the Feast.

2019-08-20T14:39:36-07:00

Zeroing in on Our Calling – FT

As the pace of life speeds up, the more easily it is to become distracted in every aspect of life. That would also include Christian life. Sometimes it is hard to stay focused on what is important. This presentation, given in September of 2018 at the Common Faith Network Feast of Tabernacles, draws attention back to the reason God calls people into his church. Do you know why God called you and what he wants you to do every day?

2019-09-21T11:48:10-07:00

Sacrifical Love – Atonement

John the Baptist referred to Jesus as “the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. The sins of the world we know about, but what about the lamb of God? Did you know there is a biblical festival for Christians that teaches us a lot more about Jesus than Christmas?

2019-08-05T12:33:04-07:00

The Return of Christ – Trumpets

A friend asked us to produce a presentation explaining Christ’s return in a way that children could understand. This presentation is my effort at that—an outline with context. A timely presentation for the Festival of Trumpets, which falls on the first day of the 7th month. A day when ancient Israel blew the 7th Trumpet.

2019-05-24T11:01:48-07:00

Why So Many Types of Christians? – Pentecost

Jesus said he and the Father are one, and that we are one with them by the Holy Spirit. If that is true, why are there so many different denominations, reorganizations, splits, schisms, and sects? Shouldn’t there be just one? Or does God have something way beyond anything we can imagine in store for us? Consider the situation in this presentation.

2019-04-24T14:48:07-07:00

Discerning the Body – Passover

The Apostle Paul says that the Passover, as he got it from Jesus Christ, is an annual spiritual self-evaluation. One of the things he tells us to think about is our discernment of the Body of Christ. What does that mean? If you think you already know, consider that with God, there is always more to learn.

2018-07-26T14:30:22-07:00

Giving Care – A Pentecost Presentation

We all know people, whether they be family, friends, or acquaintances, who need help and support. Sometimes their issues seem beyond our abilities to help. Still, there are things anyone can to do help and support others. In this presentation, we cover some of those helpful tools and approaches.

2018-02-28T07:53:47-07:00

Make No Provision

We may have heard the saying, “I can stand anything but temptation.” How good are you at avoiding temptation? Would you consider your self a novice or sophisticated in your efforts to avoid it? Many Christians don’t think much about it, drifting thoughtlessly into temptation and the ensuing troubles. Learn more here about how to avoid temptation and stay out of trouble.

2017-09-02T10:22:41-07:00

The Real Star Wars

A long time ago, in a realm far away, there was a might battle waged against the forces of Good by the forces of Evil. The Bible provides an opaque view of this ancient event. Learn more about it in The Real Star Wars—the consequences that affect us all every day—and how the Good will soon prevail for all time.

2017-09-02T10:14:02-07:00

The First 100 Days

Presidents, in the United States, are traditionally evaluated for their accomplishments after the first 100 days. The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ will return to the earth and make sweeping changes. What will it be like in His First 100 days?

2017-05-12T03:03:29-07:00

Jesus and the Passover of Moses

John the Baptist called Jesus the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world. Lamb of God? What a curious thing to say! Where did that come from? If you have the courage to understand John's meaning, it will rock your world! And it will deepen your relationship with God.

2017-05-12T03:03:44-07:00

Jesus and Unleavened Bread

In 2 Timothy 4:3-4 Paul warned Timothy that Christians will "accumulate for themseleves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn awy from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. That's really spooky when you consider that all the Christian holidays are based on myths. Surely God has something more relevant that that for us. Learn more about it in Jesus and Unleavened Bread.

2017-05-12T03:04:05-07:00

Jesus and Pentecost

Of all the Holy Days, Pentecost might be the easiest to explain, since most Christian churches observe Pentecost, if in only a minor way. Still there is a lot to think about when we answer the questions of those who ask.

2017-05-12T03:04:26-07:00

Jesus and the Feast of Trumpets

There are seven annual Holy Days in the Bible. The New Testament shows the Church, the diciples and Jesus observing six of them. Trumpets is the only one without mention in the New Testament. Why would we observe it, then?

2017-05-12T03:04:45-07:00

Jesus and Atonement

The Bible predicts one of the most astounding events in all history, the restoration of the relationship between God and humankind, broken in the Garden of Eden. The prediction is mentioned in the Book of Revelation with much emphasis and fanfare, an important event in the mind of God. Many would be surprised to learn that there is a day on God's calendar every year to commemorate that incredible event. But how could that possibly be true? Very few Christians know about it.

2017-05-12T03:05:08-07:00

Jesus and the Feast of Tabernacles

In John 7, we see Jesus observing and even preaching during a biblical festival called the Feast of Tabernacles. This festival pictures the salvation plan that He and the Father have been working out. He said, in that sermon, that those who come to Him, will receive the Holy Spirit, a clearly New Testament event. And yet most Christians have never even heard of this festival!

2017-05-12T03:05:26-07:00

Jesus and the Eighth Day

In Leviticus 23, and other places in the Bible as well, there is a unique holy day mentioned. Unlike the other biblical holy days, the significance of this day in God's plan is shrouded. The day is simply called "the eighth day." And yet it is a holy day, just as is Pentecost, or the Feast of Trumpets. What is the significance of the Eighth Day?

2017-05-12T03:05:49-07:00

The Meaning of Passover

There are seven festivals in the Bible that picture steps in God's salvation plan. Since Jesus Christ is the focal point of that plan, He is also the focal point of each festival. Perhaps that is one reason why the New Testament church observed all seven of these God-given Biblical Festivals.

2017-05-12T03:06:09-07:00

The Meaning of the Days of Unleavened Bread

There are seven festivals in the Bible that picture steps in God's salvation plan. Since Jesus Christ is the focal point of that plan, He is also the focal point of each festival. Perhaps that is one reason why the New Testament church observed all seven of these God-given Biblical Festivals.

2017-05-12T03:06:35-07:00

The Meaning of Pentecost

There are seven festivals in the Bible that picture steps in God's salvation plan. Since Jesus Christ is the focal point of that plan, He is also the focal point of each festival. Perhaps that is one reason why the New Testament church observed all seven of these God-given Biblical Festivals.