Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’

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By Chad Daugherty

Imagine yourself back in time, as a Jew, approximately 2,000 years ago. You have traveled a long distance to reach Jerusalem and now you have arrived. The city has exploded in size due to people who have come to celebrate the Passover Feast. The city is bustling as you make your way along the dusty streets. You look up and are filled with awe as you see the temple and all the priest preparing for Passover. As you look around and see all the lambs that will be used for the sacrifices, you clearly remember what Jesus taught about Himself before He was crucified. Sadness fills your heart as you look at all the people who haven’t embraced the reality that Jesus is the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world. You realize it is a fact the Jewish people should be aware of. God pointed to the death, resurrection, and return of Christ through the Passover Feast, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and the Feast of Trumpets. Jesus is clearly reflected in Jewish culture through the Holy feast celebrations and His teachings confirmed this truth.

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Foreshadowing Jesus

Posted: February 17, 2016 in Prophecy
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by Britt Gillette

Long before Jesus was born in Bethlehem, His arrival was announced in the Old Testament. In fact, Jesus Himself said, “You search the Scriptures because you think they give you eternal life. But the Scriptures point to me!” John 5:39 (NLT). He also said everything written about Himself in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the Psalms must be fulfilled (Luke 24:44).

When you study the books of the Old Testament – books written hundreds of years before Jesus – you’ll find this to be true. You’ll find detailed and specific prophecies concerning the arrival of a Messiah, and you’ll find all of them were fulfilled in the life of Jesus. These prophecies alone verify the identity of Jesus as the long-awaited Messiah.

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by Chad Daugherty

On Sept 16, 1620 two ships set sail from Plymouth England, The Speedwell and the Mayflower. The Speedwell encountered much difficulty as they began their journey springing many leaks in the ship. So when the two ships went to Port in Plymouth England, the Speedwell decided to go no further. 42 passengers from the Speedwell joined the 60 passengers and 30 crew members aboard the Mayflower. Of the 102 passengers on board the Mayflower the majority were devout Christians. They were coming to America to shake lose from the bonds of the church of England so they could worship God as they believed scriptures taught. With great excitement and expectations they set sail for a new land.

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by Chad Daugherty

If you have ever been in a conversation with someone in which you are trying to point out sin according to Old Testament Law (such as homosexuality), then you have probably had the argument come up that if we have to keep one Old Testament Law then we have to keep them all.

That brings up a good question! How does the Old Testament Law apply to us now that we are in the age of grace? First it is important to understand that the people under Old Testament Law were under the law because they had made a covenant with God. A “Covenant” is an agreement between two parties who agree to certain terms and conditions that each side must abide by or the agreement is not binding. In a covenant among humans the two sides can bargain on the terms and conditions but in a covenant with God, God alone decides the conditions and blessings. Humans cannot change God’s covenant, but they can choose to accept or reject it.

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Jesus2

by Chad Daugherty

That is a question many have asked. The answer is simple. He doesn’t! God is simply the means by which you get there. Let me explain.

Imagine this…..you are on a boat in the middle of the ocean and it sank. You and the other people on the boat with you are now looking at certain death by drowning. You have already gone under the water twice, you are losing your strength and are on the verge of going under for the third and final time when all of a sudden a ship comes. The crewmembers began to throw out lifelines and the people with you are grabbing hold of them and are being brought aboard the ship and (more…)

Solomon's_Temple

by Chad Daugherty

Many people today struggle with understanding what God’s plan for Israel is and how he is dealing with the jewish people. The scriptures tell us that the jewish people are God’s chosen people whom he would bless and also bring blessings to the world (Genesis 12:2-3):

“I will make you into a great nation, 

and I will bless you; 

I will make your name great, 

and you will be a blessing.  

I will bless those who bless you, 

and whoever curses you I will curse; 

and all peoples on earth 

will be blessed through you.”

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Jesus

by Chad Daugherty

Many people take the scripture inMatthew 24:36 & Mark 13:32concerning the return of our Lord Jesus Christ out of context that says“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.”They feel there is no way we can know so why worry about it? I have heard things such as “I am saved so I’m not going to spend my time thinking of that stuff…when it happens it will happen”! Although it is true that no one will know the exact day or hour that Jesus will return for his bride The Church, our Father in Heaven had every intention for us to know when it was upon us and about to take place! He wants us to know when it is near so we will work with urgency in reaching the lost! In fact he commanded us to watch for it and told us we would see it as it approaches:

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