If you go to church regularly, you will likely be regularly exposed to teachings on major Christian topics such as grace, faith, gifts of the Holy Spirit, and salvation. You might spend weeks or months studying one of those topics.
There are probably many times you have heard a Scripture and said to yourself, “I wish someone would give me a short lesson on a particular word or topic. Not a long treatise, but enough to get a better understanding.” The purpose of this series is to do that for a wide variety of topics. For that reason, some of these videos are shorter than the typical Eyewitness episodes.
As we often caution, we are not trying to add to what the Bible says, we are trying to add context that will help you understand the Bible better. So, please read the applicable Scriptures in the study guides for these stories so you will know exactly what the Bible says.
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An easy Bible question – why did God put rainbows in the sky? The answer springing to mind might be: So we will always remember that he will never again destroy the earth by flood. However, Genesis 9:15-16 says God put rainbows in the sky as a reminder to him that he made a covenant to never again destroy the earth by flood!
Apparently, it is important to God to have his own reminders and memorials. How much more important is it for us to have them! That is why remembering and memorials are a recurring theme of the Bible.
The first thing Noah did after he got out of the ark was build an altar to sacrifice to God. Don’t you imagine every time Noah saw that pile of rocks he remembered God? Even people’s different languages reminded them of them of the
Tower of Babel and God’s response to it. Throughout the Bible, Abraham and his descendants used altars, piles of rocks, festivals and other things as memorials.
Fast forward to Jesus and the night before his death.