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Bread

Bread

What hangs on your tree that tells about Jesus?  It is said that once the tree became part of the Christmas traditions the people wanted something on the tree to tell about Jesus. So they hung small white wafers on the branches. These wafers reminded the people...

Fruit – The Pomegranate

Fruit – The Pomegranate

What do the Jews eat to celebrate the New Year? You guessed it! The Pomegranate. They are filled with stories, symbols, and meaning. During the Middle Ages, morality or paradise plays were performed all over Europe teaching the people stories from the Bible. The...

Swaddling Clothes

Swaddling Clothes

Swaddling Clothes were part of the sign for the shepherds.  It was how the angle told them they could recognize the child. It would be like us saying the babe will be in a white onesie.   The word “swaddling” is found in three places in the Old Testament...

Manger

Manger

The manger is a symbol of how the most fragile and helpless of creatures – a newborn child is more powerful than all the royal armies of the world and the ambitions of Satan.  A Sign The manger was the sign, not the star, given to the shepherds, “And...

The Forgotten Symbols of Christ’s Birth

The Forgotten Symbols of Christ’s Birth

My mind burst open with wonder and possibilities as I sat in the rodeo arena surrounded by thousands of Saints gathered together to hear an apostle of Jesus Christ. I remember thinking, “I can’t even smell horse manure from last night’s rodeo.” I sat on a metal...

The Chief Cornerstone

The Chief Cornerstone

Of the four cornerstones on a temple, which is the “chief” cornerstone?  Paul, talking the the Ephesians, said we are “built up on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.” ...

Nehushtan

Nehushtan

Another wonderful Hebrew word that Jesus Christ himself used to teach about the atonement is Nehushtan (2 Kings 18:4). This is the staff that Moses raise up with brazen serpent on top. As you know, this pole was created to help heal the people from the snake bites...

Are you Familiar with this Hebrew Word?

Are you Familiar with this Hebrew Word?

There is a wonderful Hebrew word for “pillar of fire by night and cloud by day” it is Shekinah.  Shekinah, at its essence means the presence of God. Moses longed to have all of the Israelites see God face to face as he had seen him. But when they got to Mt....

Path of Stone Tables

Path of Stone Tables

Biblical Tabernacle to Modern Temples Ever wondered about how the Biblical Tabernacle and Modern Temples compare?Do you want to understand Temple Symbols better?If so, this course is for you!  There are three stone tables (alters) on the covenant path, they are...

Jesus Christ, the Passover Lamb

Jesus Christ, the Passover Lamb

Jesus Christ, the Passover Lamb is a fantastic video that shares some of the same messages we’ve shared with you on the last week of our Savior’s life. It also walks you through the origin and preparations for פסה or...

Witnesses to the Resurrection

Witnesses to the Resurrection

Throughout Christmas our family has studied the witnesses to the birth of the Savior. We talk about the shepherds, the angels, Mary and Joseph, Anna and Simeon and the wisemen. Last year for Easter (Passover in most languages) I asked my children about the witnesses...

First Fruits and the Resurrection

First Fruits and the Resurrection

Passover took place on Nisan 14, the Israelites first month of their year. To prepare for the Passover Feast they choose a lamb, brought him into their home, cleaned their home of all leaven, killed the lamb and ate it along with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. The...

Passover and Bitter Herbs

Passover and Bitter Herbs

What do you think about during the Sacrament? As a child I was told to remember the suffering of Christ on the Cross while the sacrament was being proffered. As I’ve learned more about the Passover and how it is a type for the events leading and including the...

Four Cups of Wine at Passover

Four Cups of Wine at Passover

With the Bread Christ overcame our Physical Death.With the Water Christ overcame our Spiritual Death. There were 4 cups used on the Table of Shewbread in the Holy Room of the Biblical Tabernacle. The wine was red in color and represented the blood of the covenant...

Manna ~ Passover ~ Sacrament

Manna ~ Passover ~ Sacrament

During the time of Moses the Lord gave the Israelites covenants to follow. One of which is the Covenant of Manna. The Israelites were to pick up the manna (which translated means “what is it?”) the exact amount for one day each day, not more or it would rot and...

Passover Greens and Yellow Chicks

Passover Greens and Yellow Chicks

Two day before Christ hung on the cross he was healing, teaching and telling parables to all that would listen. I chose an event that happen either Tuesday or Wednesday. This event was when Jesus said, “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and...

Passover and Fruit Trees

Passover and Fruit Trees

The symbol of the Fruit When Jesus and the apostles came back to Jerusalem from Bethany they saw the fig tree that Jesus had approached hungry the day before. When he found no fruit on the tree he cursed the tree by saying, “No man eat fruit of thee...

Passover and Cleansing the Temple

Passover and Cleansing the Temple

On 13 Nisan, spring time on the Jewish calendar and days before Passover each family spent a day cleaning their house. Israelite families were to remove all the leaven from their homes, including all crumbs. This idea is probably where we got the idea to do...

Passover and Palm Sunday

Passover and Palm Sunday

Symbols of Easter and the Resurrection “At the Lord’s triumphal entry into Jerusalem, the multitudes cried “Hosanna” and spread palm branches for Jesus to ride upon [as if on a red, or in this case green, carpet], thus demonstrating their understanding that...

Learn All Things Through the Lens of the Gospel

Learn All Things Through the Lens of the Gospel

There is a video on lds.org about a scientist who compared the gospel and science as two separate lenses. When we look through each one separately we see colors, shapes, designs, we get excited about what we are learning. However, when we look out of both lenses at...

Summer Math Class

Summer Math Class

Summer Math Pilot Class What a concept! Who would choose to work on math during the summer? YOU would! Because this is not like any other math class out there. This is Math in Action and Creation. It is falling more in love with Christ while learning math (mostly...

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