After the resurrection, Jesus met His disciples in Galilee where He gave them the Great Commission “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations ..” (Matthew 28:16-20)
The classic cross used for this refrigerator magnet, is seen throughout the Holy Land, and is known as the Jerusalem cross. It is made from locally sourced olive wood and crafted by artisans in the Bethlehem area.
The shape of the cross has a deep historical and spiritual significance. The large cross represents Jesus. The four smaller ones represent the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John – going out to the four corners of the world. Perhaps the most compelling symbolism found in this cross is that of the five wounds Jesus suffered during the crucifixion. Wounds to Christ’s hands and feet are represented in the small crosses and the large center cross represents the wound to Jesus’ side.
Today, the Jerusalem Cross calls Christians everywhere to continue to spread the word and love of our Lord Jesus all over the world. Therefore this cross is especially meaningful to us. As you may not be aware, The Star Bazaar is part of Bethlehem Bible College in Bethlehem Israel/Palestine. Aside from teaching our local students, Bethlehem Bible College also offers an Online Diploma in Biblical Studies and our Arabic speaking online students are scattered across the globe especially in the MENA (Middle East and Near Africa) region.
The Jerusalem Cross is a popular gift for retreats, confirmations, ordinations, and anyone answering the Lord’s call to service. It is also a sought after preaching tool during Easter services.
As Easter is quickly approaching, we wanted to make you aware of an opportunity that encompasses shopping for the holiday as well as supporting this global mission’s work. Your purchases at The Star Bazaar are helping to fund and maintain the College’s ability to touch, teach and train these students.
As a form of our gratitude for your support, thereby becoming part of the Great Commission, we are offering a free Jerusalem cross refrigerator magnet for every $15 you spend (excluding cost of shipping and discounted items). Should you want to order extra crosses for your church services we also offer 40% discount on this specific item.