Biblical Exposition

Two Cool Timelines for Holy Week

by Steve Ray on March 31, 2015

There are a lot of things that happened in Holy Week.

Do you know what was done when?  Where Jesus was each day?  What the sequence of events were?

These are great tools to accompany you through Holy Week and beyond. Print them out and put them on your refrigerator. Talk about it over dinner with the family. Share it with friends.

The outline timeline was developed by my friend Michael Chamblee. He says it is a “work in progress” so if you have any comments or suggestions, please pass them along.

Enjoy!

Click on the image to download PDF file

Click on image to download timeline

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Steve on Lots of Radio Shows this Week

by Steve Ray on March 30, 2015

Lots of Radio Shows this Week – Join Me!  All times are Eastern Time

All of the “Virtual Tours” came out VERY different, since a few of them were pre-recorded. None of them were alike :-) Each interviewer asked, and will ask different questions which take us in many different directions. It is a topic we could have talked about for hours so each show emphasizes different aspects of the Passion of Christ.

Wed. April 1

Relevant Radio: Morning Air 9 AM “Virtual Tour of the Passion of Christ”

Thurs. April 2  Holy Thursday

Spirit Catholic Radio, Spirit Mornings: 8 AM “Virtual Tour of the Passion, Part 1”

Radio Maria’s Flame of Love: 12 noon – 1 PM  “Eucharist, Upper Room and John 6”

Al Kresta Show on Ave Maria: 4 PM  “Virtual Tour of the Passion”

Friday, April 3  Good Friday

 

Spirit Catholic Radio, Spirit Mornings: 8:30 AM “Virtual Tour of the Passion, Part 2”

 

 

Teresa Tomeo, Catholic Connections: 9:00-10:00 “Virtual Tour of 

Relevant Radio Morning Air 9 AM “Meditations on the Stations – of the Cross”

Relevant Radio Drew Mariani 5 PM “Virtual Tour of the Passion of Christ”

Two of Steve’s Popular Talks about the Passion of Christ:

Pain of the Crucifixion

 

Meditations on the Stations

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Rise AGAIN? When Did Jesus Rise the First Time?

by Steve Ray on March 28, 2015

Tomb.jpgSince we will soon be again at the very place where Jesus rose again from the dead, there is an interesting question that is often asked. It’s a fair question — one I’ve been asked numerous times. “If Jesus rose AGAIN, when did he rise the first time? He did not die and rise prior to his death and resurrection, did he?”

No, it is simply a curious phraseology in English. It means he returned to the posture he was in prior to being buried. It would be like you saying, “I was standing and got knocked down but then I got up again.”

You could equally ask, “When did you get up the first time?” The emphasis of the “again” is not to point to a previous “getting up” but to point out that you again returned to your original posture of standing.

The underlying Greek word simply means, “cause to stand up, raise to life, live again, come back to life, having been once dead.”

Jesus was alive and then died. In rising again he returned again to his original state of being alive — he arose again back to being alive again.

Happy Easter! He is risen!

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Chair of Moses, Chair of Peter

February 19, 2015

                          St. Cyprian of Carthage (beheaded 257 AD) one hundred and fifty years before the New Testament writings were collected into one book called “The Bible”: “The Lord says to Peter: ‘I say to you,’ He says, ‘that you are Peter, and upon [...]

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Marriage in Heaven? Will We Know and Love Our Spouses in Heaven?

February 19, 2015

My dad died almost two years ago. Mom misses Dad and was discouraged about Mark 12:25 which her paraphrased Living Bible improperly rendered “will no be married” in heaven. I wrote the following to comfort my Mom. Mom, I know it is important to you since Dad’s death as you look forward to eternity and [...]

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Did Jesus Raise Himself from the Dead?

February 14, 2015

Today I received an e-mail with this question: The other night, in one of the RCIA session for which I am responsible, we looked at Who Is Jesus? In that video, some thing was said that struck a very wrong cord. It said that “Jesus raised himself from the dead.” I had never heard that [...]

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Talk on Overview of Salvation History (with pictures) Tonight at St. Irenaeus in Michigan

January 25, 2015

In Rochester Hills I will be giving a talk I usually give overlooking Jerusalem from the south. I tell the story of salvation history from Adam and Eve until today, emphasizing the life of Christ. It is great to see the whole story right before your eyes! Tom Govern has joined up multiple times on [...]

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Did St. Paul Pray for the Dead?

January 17, 2015

It seems apparent that St. Paul DOES pray for the dead. Here is my short article that gives a pretty clear example of St. Paul praying for a dead man, a man named Onesiphorus. This will be interesting for those who deny prayer for the dead and must find supposedly find everything explicitly in the Bible before they [...]

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John the Baptist Ate Them…Steve Ate One too!

January 10, 2015

I was just on the radio and mentioned how I ate a grasshopper in the Holy Land, in honor of John the Baptist. Since we just returned from Israel I thought I would repost this blog entry in honor of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus on January 9 and my appearance on Relevant Radio to [...]

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The Pain of Stolen Honey – In Preparation for “John the Baptist & Our Lord Baptism”

January 8, 2015

A painful price is paid when one reaches his hand into a swarm of bees to swipe some of their honey. Stingers fly and welts flare. Wild honey is not collected from wild bees without burning pain and suffering. Today there is protective equipment and methods to harvest honey, but in times past it took [...]

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“You are Peter” in Jesus’ language of Aramaic

December 30, 2014

Since we recently visited Caesarea Philippi, the site where Jesus renamed Simon as “Peter” or Kepha (Matt 16:13-20), I thought you would find this interesting. So, what did it sound like at Caesarea Philippi when Jesus renamed Simon and made him the rock of the Church: “And I tell you, you are Peter [rock], and [...]

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“Sunday Mornings in Ancient Times” or “Why I Teared up Last Sunday”

December 22, 2014

Tears welled up in my eyes — again — at Mass last Sunday. It was not always so. As a former Baptist I used to think the Catholic Mass was a sacrilege and an abomination. How could anyone worship a piece of bread? Really! However, last Sunday I was overcome with emotion while sitting in [...]

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The Cross & the Crucifix: Letter to a Fundamentalist

December 21, 2014

The Cross & the Crucifix (From a letter Steve wrote to a Evangelical Protestant who asked about the Catholic Crucifix) Dear Evangelical Friend: You display a bare cross in your home; we display the cross and the crucifix. What is the difference and why? The cross is an upright post with a crossbeam in the [...]

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New YouTube Video Link: Steve’s Talk in Corinth about Biblical Accuracy – with proof before our eyes

December 1, 2014

When I take my groups to Corinth in Greece, I love taking them off the beaten track to see the Erastus Stone. One of our pilgrims made a video of my talk I gave here this year. Hope you enjoy it.  Robin DySard was the videographer. The video is only 8 minutes. To see the [...]

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Did the Wise Men Meet the Shepherds?

December 1, 2014

With upon us, I thought I would post my article this Christmas season with bits of interesting information and details about Christmas, the Gospels and Epiphany. Join us in Bethlehem for Christmas this year from December 26-January 4 or any of six times in 2015. Visit www.SteveGoes.com. Did the Wise Men Meet the Shepherds?  A [...]

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Link Available: Questions I Answered on Catholic Answers Live

November 28, 2014

Topic: St. Paul Teaches Us to Run the Race on Catholic Answers Live  Questions I answered on Catholic Answers Live tonight. You can access the link to listen on-line or to download as a podcast – as soon as the links are available. Listen here. 1. St. Paul speaks rather strongly regarding women’s participation in [...]

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