The Communion Last Supper connection

The Communion Last Supper connection

Christian churches celebrate communion regularly. In some denominations it is, as it were, the focal point of services. A common belief is that Jesus instituted communion at the Last Supper. Is this really what happened? The meal Jesus shared with his disciples on the...
Did the lepers really have leprosy?

Did the lepers really have leprosy?

When we think of leprosy today, we think immediately of a disfiguring and infectious disease known as Hansen’s disease. But is this what the Bible is talking about? The first time the word ‘leprosy’ is used is in Exodus 4:6 during Moses’ burning bush encounter and...
Why Easter

Why Easter

The events of the week leading to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus of Nazareth happened at the time of the Passover. So where did Easter come from? The answer will surprise you. Leviticus 23 tells us God appointed seven feasts. He actually made it clear that...
The name of Jesus

The name of Jesus

To most people, there is no other name than that of Jesus by which we must be saved. But his name was really Yeshua. That’s the name used in the New Testament texts before they were translated into Greek and later Latin. During the translation process from Hebrew (and...
What’s that Roman soldier doing there?

What’s that Roman soldier doing there?

John the Baptist calls people to repent and be immersed (baptised). Some in the crowd ask ‘What must we do’. After John answers them, a Roman soldier asks John ‘What should we do?’ You can almost sense the tension in the air. The Jews would almost certainly have been...