Thursdays Dose Of Knowledge ~ The Crucifixion Of Jesus

CRUCIFIXION WAS A BRUTAL, gruesome, and highly public form of capital punishment employed by various ancient societies as a deterrent.  Sometimes rulers ordered that members of rebel groups be crucified  dozens at a time, with crosses lining the roads.  When the Romans took control of the Mediterranean world, they perfected the science of crucifixion. The… Continue reading Thursdays Dose Of Knowledge ~ The Crucifixion Of Jesus

Thursdays Dose of Knowledge ~ The Trails of Jesus

AFTER JESUS WAS ARRESTED in the Garden of Gethsemane,  he was taken before the Sanhedrin, the supreme religious counsel that consisted of key elders in the Jewish community in Jerusalem.  The Sanhedrin, which comprised both Sadducees and Pharisees, called several witnesses to give testimony against Jesus during this first phase of his trials, but Jesus… Continue reading Thursdays Dose of Knowledge ~ The Trails of Jesus

Thursdays Dose Of Knowledge ~ Judas Iscariot

ONE OF THE 12 Apostles of Jesus, Judas Iscariot served as treasurer of the group.  He betrayed Jesus by leading soldiers to the place where Jesus prayed.  Stricken with guilt over the betrayal,  he committed suicide.  We have no record of Judas’s background, except that he was the son of a man named Simon and… Continue reading Thursdays Dose Of Knowledge ~ Judas Iscariot

Thursdays Dose of Knowledge ~ Establishing The Sabbath

AFTER GOD’S SIX DAYS of creative activity, the bible says on the seventh day “God rested from all the work that he had done in creation” (Genesis 2:3).  The noun form of the verb ” to rest” is shabbat, which is the Hebrew name for the sabbath day. Thus we see that the observance of… Continue reading Thursdays Dose of Knowledge ~ Establishing The Sabbath

Thursdays Dose Of Knowledge ~Triumphant and Victorious

ON PALM SUNDAY Christians annually commemorate Jesus’ last entry into Jerusalem.  As described in Mark 11, after Jesus had sent his disciples to bring him a colt,  they put blankets on the animal, and Jesus sat upon it.  While Jesus entered Jerusalem on the colt, people put their cloaks and leafy branches on the path… Continue reading Thursdays Dose Of Knowledge ~Triumphant and Victorious

Thursday Dose of Knowledge – John The Baptist

JOHN WAS THE PROPHET who prepared the way for Jesus’ ministry.  Like his younger cousin Jesus, John had a miraculous birth foretold by an angel of the Lord.  Born to aged parents of a priestly family, John was destined to be “great in the sight of the Lord” (Luke 1:15), the angel said, echoing similar… Continue reading Thursday Dose of Knowledge – John The Baptist

Thursdays Dose Of Knowledge- Joseph, the Carpenter

HUSBAND OF MARY and stepfather of Jesus, Joseph played a crucial role in Jesus’ earthly birth.  Betrothed to Mary, he was shocked to learn she was pregnant.  Since he knew he was not the father, he planned to break their betrothal, but he planned to do it privately so there would not be too much… Continue reading Thursdays Dose Of Knowledge- Joseph, the Carpenter

Welcoming Our Angels

Do you believe in angels?  Do you believe they fly around in the sky and sprinkle you with lucky spray? lol My friends little 4-year-old girl had this story of God’s Angel to share.  She is too cute! She said her angels name is Farin. Farin often sprinkles lucky spray around her when she wants treats from her parents.  Her… Continue reading Welcoming Our Angels

Thursdays Dose of Knowledge ~ The Last Supper

FEW EVENTS IN JESUS’ life are remembered more frequently than the meal he shared with his closest disciples on the night when he was arrested.  That meal is known by such names as the Last Supper, the Lord’s Supper, the Eucharist (thanksgiving), or communion. That last evening, however, posed concerns other than food.  Jesus realized… Continue reading Thursdays Dose of Knowledge ~ The Last Supper

Thursdays Dose of Knowledge ~ His Crowning Glory

GOD CREATED HUMANS on the sixth day as the culmination of all that he had brought into being.  They were created in his image and likeness, and he gave them “dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the air and over every living thing that moves upon the earth” (Genesis… Continue reading Thursdays Dose of Knowledge ~ His Crowning Glory

Thursdays Dose of Knowledge ~ The Tree of Knowledge

The Garden of Eden was a place of unimaginable beauty, prepared by God specifically for humans to enjoy.  It had trees that were “pleasant to the sight and good for food” (Genesis 2:9), it was watered well by four rivers, and it abounded in precious metals and stones.  All of this was for the humans… Continue reading Thursdays Dose of Knowledge ~ The Tree of Knowledge

Thursdays Dose of Knowledge – The Lord’s Prayer

The LORD’S PRAYER is one of the most well known prayers.  Millions of Christian believers say this prayer everyday.  Not surprisingly, most English -speaking people are familiar with the words “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name,” as well as other lines in Jesus’ prayer.  What many people do not realize is… Continue reading Thursdays Dose of Knowledge – The Lord’s Prayer

What does it mean that God works in mysterious ways?

God works in ways that are often deemed “mysterious”—that is to say, God’s methods often leave people totally bewildered. Why would God tell Joshua and the children of Israel to march around the city of Jericho for a week (Joshua 6:1–4)? What good could possibly come from Paul and Silas being arrested and beaten without… Continue reading What does it mean that God works in mysterious ways?

wiseandloving Book Club Update

Hello wiseandloving Nation! We have chosen the first book for discussion starting November 15th. Please pick up your book from any local book outlet. THE CHOSEN BOOK IS………. Re-Present Jesus: Rethink Your Version of Christianity and Become More like Christ  by Dharius Daniels (Author) You can find this book on the following links: http://www.amazon.com/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/… Continue reading wiseandloving Book Club Update