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Seasonal

Category

Seasonal

Lent, advent, you name it! Here are our seasonal blog posts.

Thomas Schreiner’s Tyndale commentary on 1 Corinthians was published in 2018. We’ve taken an excerpt out of Schreiner’s work to share with you here on the blog. Below you’ll find an overview on Corinthians 15:1-58 and verse-by-verse commentary on verses 1-5. In it, you’ll find a response to the question,…

Virgin Birth of Jesus

But how exactly did Jesus come to earth? This season of anticipation of Christ’s coming, or Advent, is celebrated in the weeks leading up to Christmas. You’ve most likely heard about the virgin birth, but let’s take it a step further. Read these excerpts from the CSB Baker Illustrated Study…

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study through the summer

Our office is in the Pacific-Northwest, which means we definitely understand the excitement of summer. For months, we crave the sun. Then finally, one June afternoon, the clouds finally break and our vitamin D deficiencies diminish. Everyone makes getting outside a priority, and that means other priorities fall to the…

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When we look at the Passion Week, we rightly look to the work of Jesus Christ. We even focus on individuals like the disciples or Pilate. Yet, a character we rarely give any attention to is Barabbas, the man who was freed in place of Jesus. So, as we look…

Palm Sunday can sound like a joyous celebration if we tell the story a certain way. There’s a big crowd waving palm branches, shouting “hosanna.” Jesus rides in on a donkey—his triumphal entry. Then, we get our kids to relay the scene on stage at church. It’s cute and fun…

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In Christ’s Words from the Cross, Charles Spurgeon talks in great lengths about Jesus’ crucifixion, including those who were crucified with him. The dying thief did the impossible that day. In front of multitudes of scoffers, he used the only part of his body not nailed to the cross (his…

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In high school, I attended a Baptist church “in-town” while most of my peers went to the Catholic church down the street. I always knew when the Lent season started—not just because of the ashes they wore to school—but because of the cafeteria food. They started serving fish. Every. Friday.…

Pentecost

The Orthodox Study Bible contains an article on Pentecost that we thought would be fitting to share on the blog. So, below you will find the excerpt and a link to the study Bible. Also, there is a question to promote conversation in the comments. And I will pray the…

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Can you imagine being there when Jesus appeared, resurrected? You may have an idea, but you can never know for sure how you would really respond. I doubt, if asked, those who were there would never have guessed their reaction to the resurrection! But we do have their reactions recorded,…