For over 2100 years, Hanukkah has been an important celebration for the Jewish people. But despite the misconceptions, it’s not the Jewish version of Christmas, nor is it just about dreidels and chocolate coins. Hanukkah is a historical epic of the likes of William Wallace and Braveheart. But to fully appreciate this story, we need
Acts tells us very little about Matthias – the man chosen to replace Judas Iscariot. In this episode of 3 Minutes in Acts, Justin Hibbard discusses the biblical and extra-biblical details surrounding Matthias’ life and ministry.
Have you ever heard of a church choosing their next pastor by drawing straws? In this episode of 3 Minutes in Acts, Justin Hibbard discusses the process of choosing Judas Iscariot’s replacement and why casting lots does not minimize God’s divine will.
If someone were to ask you – “When did Jesus’ earthly ministry begin?” What would you say? In this episode of 3 Minutes in Acts, Justin Hibbard explains the Jewish origin of baptism (or mikveh) and why Peter considered Jesus’ baptism to be the beginning of Jesus’ earthly ministry.
The High Holy Days are upon us, and for many Christians, that means very little. Many Christians follow liturgical calendars, which have little to no connection with the Jewish calendar. So why does it matter? The Levitical Feasts are not just for Israel, they are for all of God’s people. As the illustrated guide demonstrates,
Was Judas Iscariot’s fall prophesied in Scripture? In today’s episode of 3 Minutes in Acts, Justin Hibbard explains the Psalms that Peter quotes in reference to Judas’ betrayal and his replacement.
Peter the impulsive fisherman takes immediate action early in the Book of Acts to replace Judas. Why is Peter’s leadership significant. In this episode of 3 Minutes in Acts, Justin Hibbard talks about Peter’s place among the Disciples and why it should encourage all of us.
12 disciples, 70 disciples, 120 disciples? Exactly how many disciples did Jesus have? In this episode of 3 Minutes in Acts, Justin Hibbard talks about why different numbers of followers are mentioned, and why the fact that 120 men and women were gathered is a significance detail.
Acts suggests that Jesus’ ascension occurs on the Mount of Olives. Why is that significant? In this episode of 3 Minutes in Acts, Justin Hibbard discusses the importance of the Mount of Olives and its connection with prophecy found in the Torah.
The angels at Jesus’ ascension give the Apostles important details about Jesus’ return. In this episode of 3 Minutes in Acts, Justin Hibbard focuses on those details and what it means regarding the return of the Messiah.