In the Bible, there seems to be a love-hate relationship with mountains. It was in the mountains that Israel established “high places” where false gods were worshipped. Yet, it is nonetheless surprising how often mountains are the sites where significant biblical events happened. Over the next two weeks on Discover the Word, we want to consider ten of those important and dramatic moments that took place on mountains, and what can we perhaps learn from them.
Life rarely follows a straight and narrow path. Unexpected detours can take us off course, and sometimes our own bad choices lead us astray. But gratefully, God always seeks to get us back on track! In this chapter, you’ll be encouraged by the time when God called the Israelites back to Him on Mount Carmel.
Jesus’ ideas were so shocking and counter-cultural that people wanted to crucify Him! And one of His most radical teachings became known as the “Sermon on the Mount.” In this chapter, you’ll consider what Jesus taught in this famous sermon and how it should change the way you live.
The Bible has many miracles and other divine instances. But perhaps one of the most mysterious events of all took place on the Mount of Transfiguration. In this chapter, you’ll consider why Jesus appeared to Peter, James, and John in this unforgettable way.
Church tradition places the location of Christ’s crucifixion on a hill or mountain. But in reality, the Bible doesn’t actually mention that detail! In this chapter, you’ll consider whether or not Calvary was actually located on a hill or mountains and why it matters to the story of the cross.
The Mount of Olives is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Israel due to its biblical significance. So what exactly happened on this mountain? In this chapter, you’ll look at what took place on the Mount of Olives and consider what it represents for your faith today.