A Parting Wish

March/ April -2015 “With desire have I desired to eat this passover with you before I suffer” (Luke 22:15). Mitchell Blicharz Listen to audio  Jesus used the word “desire” twice in the theme text, indicating that he had held his desire to share this Passover with his disciples for some time. According to Strong’s Concordance, the word “desire”(#G1939) in this verse means “a longing (especially for what is forbidden).” Vine’s Expository Dictionary comments that this word for desire (EPITHUMIA) “stresses the inward []

In The Beginning

March/April – 2015 In The Beginning Listen to audio  Jesus had little regard for ceremonies. There were only two observances that he asked of his followers. One was baptism, the other was the memorial of his death. While baptism is a single event and can come at any time, the Memorial coincides with the Jewish Passover because that was the time of year when Jesus died on the cross. When he passed bread and the fruit of the vine to his disciples the evening []

In the Beginning

Jan/Feb 2015 In the Beginning Listen to audio Ezekiel was one of four prophets who are often referred to as “major” prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel,  and Daniel (in contrast to the 12 “minor” prophets closing the Old Testament). Ezekiel was a priest, and therefore he was a Levite of mature years when he commenced his prophetic service that spanned more than 20 years. He was a younger contemporary of Jeremiah, and an older contemporary of Daniel. Ezekiel is famous for his prophecy of []