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Howdy Holy Folks!

I would have said saints but… it’s too soon. We started our new sermon series last Sunday, studying the Old Testament imagery that was eternalized on the day Jesus Christ was crucified during the feast of Passover. As they remembered the lamb that was slain to protect them from the judgment God would bring upon the land of Egypt, the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world was hung upon the cross.

In the coming weeks we will continue to see how God does global and eternal work that expands our understanding gained through the Old Testament feasts. Deut 16:16 says “Three times a year all your males shall appear before the Lord your God at the place that he will choose: At the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Passover), the Feast of Weeks, and at the Feast of Booths.” We have already seen the connection between Passover and the cross. This week we will look at the similarities between the celebration of the Feast of Weeks, a celebration of God’s provision of the first fruits of the harvest, and Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit was sent.

I hope the Lord reveals Himself to you through His word this week, but I also must admit that these first two weeks are really laying a foundation for what I believe God is going to do at the end of the age. There is that third major feast that most Christians don’t give much attention, probably because God has not commemorated it like He did Passover and Pentecost. It happens in October, the seventh month of the Jewish calendar. It is the Feast of Booths, or Tabernacles. Take a moment today or tomorrow to read Leviticus 23:1-44 with a focus on verses 26 to 44. These are the holy days and the great feast commanded by God in the seventh month of the Jewish calendar. God has yet to act in a mighty or eternal way during this feast, but the imagery of these feasts should provoke us to remember the writings of Paul and images from Jesus’ teachings and the book of the Revelation of Jesus Christ.

I have been looking forward to this series for a while. I hope you find this information as helpful as I have in my own faith journey and I pray you experience the wonderful presence of the Holy Spirit with us in worship and we continue this journey together.

 

Blessings and Peace,

-Pastor Matt Bailey

                      October 11, 2019

 

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