Let us Keep the Feast

March / April 2016 “Do you not know that a little leaven ferments the whole mass? Cleanse out the old leaven, that you may be new mass, as you are unleavened; for our paschal lamb, Christ, was sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with leaven of vice and wickedness, but with the unleavened principles of sincerity and of truth” (1 Corinthians 5:6-8, Emphatic Diaglott). Ernie Kuenzli Listen to audio:  Keeping the Memorial When Paul speaks about putting away leaven, he is []

Our Lord’s Resurrection Appearances

March / April 2016 Ten is the Sum of Seven and Three “That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked at and our hands have touched–this we proclaim concerning the Word of Life” (1 John 1:1 NIV). Richard Doctor Listen to audio:  The Bible records ten post-resurrection appearances that occurred following Jesus’ resurrection. (1) This is significant because in Biblical numerology ten is associated with completeness, perfection and fullness, in human affairs. Hence, there are ten fingers, ten []

He Is Risen

March / April 2016 Jesus’ Resurrection and the Ransom “But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who are asleep” (1 Corinthians 15:20). Robert Goodman Listen to audio:  In Matthew 28:6 we have the proclamation by the angel to Mary that “he [Christ] is risen.” This was a message of good news to deliver to the disciples. As a result, Christians everywhere repeat the words “he is risen” during the Easter season. But what does this mean and what are the implications []

In the Beginning

Jan/Feb 2016 Old Testament Prophets Most of the Old Testament prophets did not leave writings for us, and for most of them we have not even a record of their names. In the days of Elijah, “Obadiah took an hundred prophets, and hid them by fifty in a cave,” after Jezebel had already “cut off [many of] the prophets of Jehovah” (1 Kings 18:4). Listen to Audio: However, the Old Testament does include books named after 16 of the prophets. These are commonly divided into four “major prophets,” and 12 “minor prophets.” []