Archive for March, 2010

March 31, 2010

[Subway Series] The Passover & The Crucifixion

by Bethany

In shedding His blood on the cross on the 14th day of Nisan, Jesus became the sacrificial Passover lamb. As you read the texts in the Subway Series: Passover, consider how Jesus is the ultimate fulfillment of Passover.

To follow the Passover readings in the Subway Series, click here.

To learn more about the Subway Series: Passover, click here.

To learn more about the Subway Series, click here.

[Note: Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can get Kindle on your PCKindle on your MacKindle on your iPhone or Kindle on your Blackberry. Also, note that if you search for “Subway Series” on Kindle, make sure you select “Subway Series: Passover 2010″ and not “Subway Series: Passover” – we’re still learning how to delete prior versions!]

March 30, 2010

[Subway Series: Passover] Moses & Jesus

by Bethany

Moses rescued God’s people from slavery in Egypt; Jesus rescues them from slavery to sin. As you read the texts in the Subway Series: Passover, consider how Jesus is similar to – but greater than – Moses.

To follow the Passover readings in the Subway Series, click here.

[Note: Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can get Kindle on your PCKindle on your MacKindle on your iPhone or Kindle on your Blackberry. Also, note that if you search for “Subway Series” on Kindle, make sure you select “Subway Series: Passover 2010″ and not “Subway Series: Passover” – we’re still learning how to delete prior versions!]

March 29, 2010

[843 Acres] What do your neighbors think of Christianity?

by amyjuliabecker

“They will know we are Christians by our love.” At least in my neck of the woods, Christianity is seen as oppressive, intolerant, anti-intellectual and against science. Not a fair assessment, to be sure, but why is it that many of my neighbors think so badly of Christians, or at least of the religion to which we adhere?

In “Letting Go of My Father” (The Atlantic), Jonathan Rauch describes the last year of his father’s life and his own loneliness and desperation as he tried to honor his father and care for him at the same time. He writes, “The medical infrastructure for elder care in America is good, very good. But the cultural infrastructure is all but nonexistent.”

From Leviticus to Matthew to Romans, love of neighbor comes up again and again. As Paul states it, “The commandments, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ ‘Do not murder,’ ‘Do not steal,’ ‘Do not covet,’ and whatever other commandment there may be, are summed up in this one rule: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself'” (Romans 13:9).

Jonathan Rauch’s story suggests that thousands of Americans are facing the physical decline of their parents, and they feel as though they are facing it alone. They don’t need better doctors; they need better neighbors. Cooking a meal, asking a simple question, “How are you? What can I do to help?”, offering childcare, offering to run errands, going out of our way to care for our neighbor. Perhaps they will know we are Christians by our love.

March 29, 2010

[Morning Walk] Christ, Our Passover Lamb

by Bethany

This week, Morning Walk will be featuring Subway Series: Passover. It is a one-week study that looks at Passover through a gospel lens, recognizing that the blood of Christ is able to save those who would believe in Him. Keeping with the format of the Subway Series, this study supports small group fellowship with daily devotionals that include a meditation, an Old Testament reading, a New Testament reading, a reflection question, and a prayer.

For more information about Passover and this unique study, view our promo video.

To view a sample of or purchase Subway Series: Passover, visit us here. [Note: On Morning Walk, we’ll have a teaser each morning, but we will not have the content in its entirety.]

To learn more about the Subway Series, visit our website.

March 27, 2010

[Subway Series] Passover 2010!

by Bethany

I couldn’t be more excited to roll out our Subway Series: Passover!

It’s a week-long study intended for fellowship groups with accompanying daily readings that incorporate the Old and New Testaments. Throughout the Passover week, you’ll read about Moses and Jesus, the Passover and the Crucifixion, Jesus as the bread and wine, the three days of hiding, and the celebration of all of these events! In keeping with the style of the Subway Series, each day’s readings are all-inclusive and take less than 10 minutes per day – ideal for subway reading! We hope that you love these as much as we do!

Now, go to your Kindle, your iPhone app for Kindle, or your Kindle on your computer, and start learning about Jesus, our Passover lamb! To view, see here.

P.S. In keeping with the “short and smart” aspect of our reading materials, each day’s devotional in the Subway Series is 750 words or less … The same general guidelines for New York Times op-ed pieces.

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