“What should we learn from the account of David and Goliath?”……Answer: The story of David and Goliath (1 Samuel 17) is a factual account from biblical history that demonstrates how the Lord intercedes for His people. David was a shepherd, the youngest of the eight sons of Jesse of Bethlehem. King Saul and his men […]

“What happened in the Garden of Gethsemane?”……Answer: The garden at Gethsemane, literally "oil-press," is located on a slope of the Mount of Olives just across the KidronValley from Jerusalem. A garden of ancient olive trees stands there to this day. Jesus frequently went to Gethsemane with His disciples to pray (John 18:2). The most famous […]

“What is the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur)?”……The Day of Atonement (Leviticus 23:27-28), also known as Yom Kippur, was the most solemn holy day of all the Israelite feasts and festivals, occurring once a year on the tenth day of Tishri, the seventh month of the Hebrew calendar. On that day, the high priest was […]

“What does the Bible mean when it refers to holy ground?”……Answer: The phrase "holy ground" is found only twice in the Bible, once in the Old Testament and once in the New. God Himself first identified the area in which He met with Moses on MountHoreb (Sinai) as holy ground. It was there that God […]

The Ascension of Christ The significance of the Ascension is often overlooked in the modern church. We have special celebrations and holidays (holy days) to commemorate the birth (Christmas), the death (Good Friday), and the resurrection (Easter) of Christ. Most churches, however, make little or no mention of the Ascension. However, the Ascension is a […]

“Does the Bible record the death of the apostles? How did each of the apostles die?”……Answer: The only apostle whose death the Bible records is James (Acts 12:2). King Herod had James "put to death with the sword," likely a reference to beheading. The circumstances of the deaths of the other apostles are related through […]

“What is the day of Pentecost?”……"Pentecost" is significant in both the Old and the New Testaments. Pentecost is actually the Greek name for a festival known in the Old Testament as the Feast of Weeks (Leviticus 23:15Deuteronomy 16:9). The Greek word means "fifty" and refers to the fifty days that have elapsed since the wave […]