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A holy day that brings comfort

UCGia Bible Insights October 8 2020

A holy day that brings comfort

After attending the annual Feast of Tabernacles and observing the Eighth Day, Kristin arrives home to find her friend has died in a car accident.
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The Feast of Tabernacles

UCGia Bible Insights October 1 2020

The Feast of Tabernacles

The seven-day Feast of Tabernacles, which begins with an annual Holy Day, pictures the 1,000-year reign of Jesus Christ over the earth after His second coming.
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The Feast of Trumpets: A turning point in history
God instructed ancient Israel in the appropriate use of trumpets—a hollow animal horn, known as a shofar, and metal instruments—to communicate important messages.

UCGia Bible Insights September 17 2020

The Feast of Trumpets: A turning point in history

The Feast of Trumpets is an annual Holy Day commemorating the return of Jesus Christ to establish His government and bring this present evil age to an end.
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Pentecost - May 31, 2020

UCGia Bible Insights May 28 2020

Pentecost - May 31, 2020

With the Feast of Pentecost being observed on Sunday, May 31, Darris McNeely shows how its observance helps us see hope for the future in spite of current trials.
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The biblical alternative to Easter

UCGia Bible Insights March 19 2020

The biblical alternative to Easter

Is it possible for a religious tradition, even one that seems to honour God, to actually be contrary to what God instructs?

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Are Biblical Holy Days for New Testament Christians?
UCG's handy 5-year Holy Day reference calendar planner

UCGia Bible Insights December 19 2019

Are Biblical Holy Days for New Testament Christians?

It may surprise some sincere Christians to learn that the days labeled by many as “Old Testament Jewish days” are part of the legacy left to us by Jesus Christ and the apostles.
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Jesus Christ in the biblical festivals

UCGia Bible Insights October 10 2019

Jesus Christ in the biblical festivals

Are the festivals of the Bible that Christ observed while on earth relevant for those who follow the teachings of Jesus Christ today? What can we learn from them?
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Feast of Trumpets: A turning point In history

UCGia Bible Insights September 26 2019

Feast of Trumpets: A turning point In history

The observance of the annual Feast of Trumpets represents the culmination of the present age of man and the beginning of a remarkable time during which God will play a much more direct role in world events.
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Was Jesus really resurrected?

UCGia Bible Insights April 17 2019

Was Jesus really resurrected?

The resurrection of Jesus Christ is foundational to the Christian faith. Without it, we have no interceding High Priest and Saviour.

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Why should Christians keep the Passover?

UCGia Bible Insights April 17 2019

Why should Christians keep the Passover?

Many Christians have been taught the Passover is an outdated “Jewish” observance done away with at Jesus’ death and replaced by Easter.

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My decision about Christmas

Reg Wright Bible Insights February 1 2019

My decision about Christmas

It's Christmas season again. Christian families take for granted that Christ was born on Christmas day (25th December) and honour God by observing this special event. As a thinking Christian, some years ago, I made a daring decision not to.

Eternal life offered to all
Thousands of millions have lived and died with their deepest spiritual needs unrealized. When will they be refreshed by the life-giving power of God’s Spirit?

UCGia Bible Insights October 1 2020

Eternal life offered to all

Many wonder what happens to those who, simply because of when and where they were born, never had an opportunity to hear of Jesus Christ and God's Word?
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The significance of the Day of Atonement

UCGia Bible Insights September 24 2020

The significance of the Day of Atonement

We all suffer the tragic consequences of sin and God makes the cause of sin clear in the symbolism associated with the Day of Atonement.
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The Bible's Holy Days: God's blueprint for peace on earth

UCGia Bible Insights August 20 2020

The Bible's Holy Days: God's blueprint for peace on earth

A series of biblical festivals shows how God will bring the peace He promises to the entire world.
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Pentecost and the promise of the Father
The disciples were instructed to wait in Jerusalem until the Day of Pentecost. This photo features the Pool of Siloam in the foreground. (ibiblestock.org)

UCGia Bible Insights May 21 2020

Pentecost and the promise of the Father

The observance of the annual Day of Pentecost celebrates an awesome miracle occurring shortly after Christ ascended to heaven to be with the Father.
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Why some Christians don't celebrate Easter

UCGia Bible Insights March 12 2020

Why some Christians don't celebrate Easter

Good Friday and Easter Sunday are considered important Christian observances, but Easter was never observed by the Apostles after Christ's death.
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Does Colossians 2:16 abolish the annual holy days?

UCGia Bible Insights December 19 2019

Does Colossians 2:16 abolish the annual holy days?

The passage in Colossians 2:16, probably more than any other in the Bible, is interpreted by those who reject God's festivals as confirmation that the biblical feast days are unnecessary observances.
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Celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles in today's world

UCGia Bible Insights October 10 2019

Celebrating the Feast of Tabernacles in today's world

To observe the seven days of the Feast of Tabernacles and the Eighth Day that immediately follows, families gather in centralised locations.
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A fast commanded by God

UCGia Bible Insights September 26 2019

A fast commanded by God

The Day of Atonement is the only annual festival of God when Christians are commanded to fast. Read what pastor, Reg Wright says about the many decades he has observed this fast.
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The plagues of Egypt and the Egyptian gods

UCGia Bible Insights April 17 2019

The plagues of Egypt and the Egyptian gods

The plagues of Egypt specifically targetted the Egyptian gods and demonstrated to both the Egyptians and Israelite slaves their impotence.

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A feast celebrating sincerity and truth

UCG-A Bible Insights April 11 2019

A feast celebrating sincerity and truth

For people who observe Easter it might come as a surprise to learn that Paul, the Apostle sent to the Gentiles, gave instructions to a mostly Gentile church in Corinth to keep festivals generally regarded as Jewish and not for Christians.

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