Tag Archive | Old Testament

The symbolic food at the Seder Passover Meal

The symbolic food at the Seder Passover Meal

Part 4 Communion and the Last Supper: Dipping parsley into the salt water: After taking a sip from the first cup of wine, everyone picks up the parsley and dips it in to salt water and then tastes a bit. This represents the Jew’s tears of slavery when they were in Egypt. Matzah (unleavened bread) […]

Is the Lord’s Supper the Passover Meal?

Is the Lord’s Supper the Passover Meal?

Part 1 Communion and the Last Supper: How did Jesus introduce the concept of Communion? In John’s gospel the setting was an “evening meal” [1] In the gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke it was at a Passover meal with his followers: “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.” [2] […]

What should the Gospel message be?

What should the Gospel message be?

Our task is to present the gospel message correctly. So here are some thoughts on this, bearing in mind first that salvation is the work of God. An example of God working salvation in someone’s life is in Acts 16:14 “The Lord opened her (Lydia’s) heart to respond to Paul’s message” In the Bible there […]

Jesus the Speaking Prophet Part 3

Jesus the Speaking Prophet Part 3

Early in the Bible God speaks about the coming Messiah (Jesus): “I will put My words in His mouth, and He will tell them everything I command Him.” Deuteronomy 18:18 Does that ring a bell with something Jesus said? Yes, He said: “My teaching is not My own. It comes from Him who sent Me.” John 7:16 […]

Could early man write?

Could early man write?

We are told by ‘popular history’ that mankind spent thousands of years passing on historical stories by word of mouth and by implication would include exaggeration and legend. The first part of the Bible is included in this assumption, but looking at Genesis 5:1 we see it differently, because it states: … 

The war between God and mankind?

The war between God and mankind?

When you read the first few chapters of Genesis it looks like a war zone – between God and mankind! 1) Adam and Eve expelled from the Garden of Eden and God placed a flaming sword to flash back and forth, to stop them from getting to the tree of life. (Gen 3:24) 2) Later, […]

Part 1 In the beginning – evolution?

Part 1 In the beginning – evolution?

In the beginning  – evolution? We are regularly bombarded with the ‘facts’ of Evolution. How does that make us feel? …