Articles on biblical events on Sunday School Zone simply talk about a specific event within the larger biblical story and try to provide some new insight or helpful information regarding that event. Understanding an event and its context can be critical when interpreting a text. We have a growing number of these kinds of articles that are indicated by the calendar image you can see to the left.
Compare these two biblical events, the latter of which took place thousands of years after the former. Some time after the flood, a building project began in the Plain of Shinar. People “said to each other, ‘Come, let us make oven-fired bricks.’ They used brick for stone and asphalt for mortar. And they said, ‘Come,…Read More ⇨
No genuine follower of Jesus Christ can seriously entertain the idea that the flood of Noah did not occur. In Matthew 24:37-39, Jesus said, “As the days of Noah were, so the coming of the Son of Man will be. For in those days before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving…Read More ⇨
It is interesting to note the descriptions the Gospel writers gave regarding the plight the disciples faced when a storm arose and tossed their boat on the Sea of Galilee—and to contrast those portrayals with their descriptions of conditions after Jesus took action. Matthew declared, “Suddenly, a violent storm arose on the sea, so that…Read More ⇨
On one occasion when Jesus and His disciples were crossing the Sea of Galilee, Jesus “fell asleep. Then a fierce windstorm came down on the lake; they were being swamped and were in danger. They came and woke Him up, saying, ‘Master, Master, we’re going to die!’” (Luke 8:23-24a; see also Matt. 8:24-25; Mark 4:37-38).…Read More ⇨
All four Gospels tell us about Jesus’ “Triumphal Entry,” the day Jesus entered Jerusalem on a young donkey. Only John, however, tells us that particular Sunday was the Sunday before Jesus’ crucifixion. That places the event at the beginning of Jesus’ final week before his death, resurrection, and eventual ascension. We call this final week…Read More ⇨
In his account of Jesus’ feeding of 5,000 men, Mark states, “So they [Jesus and His apostles] went away in the boat by themselves to a remote place, but many saw them leaving and recognized them. People ran there by land from all the towns and arrived ahead of them” (Mark 6:32-33). The term translated…Read More ⇨
“Maundy Thursday” is the annual day when many Christians remember and celebrate Jesus’ final meal (the Last Supper or Lord’s Supper). It is observed on the Thursday before Resurrection (Easter) Sunday (the day before Good Friday). Many church traditions don’t do anything particular to recognize the day. Consequently, many inside and outside the church are…Read More ⇨