Hanukkah : The Altar and the Sledgehammer
Less than two centuries before Jesus was born, the Hasmoneans had revolted against Greek rule in Israel. After successfully pushing the Greeks back, they claimed back the Temple of God only to find it had been decimated. They cleaned every inch, renovated the Temple mount, and decided to tear down God's altar and rebuilt it because of the shame that had stained it. Join Matthew as we take a deeper look into this story as well as into our own lives to discover what areas we need to tear down to become new creations in Christ.