This Weeks Youth Focus – 3/29

This Thursday, we are going to examine how Jesus Christ, through His death, is our Passover Lamb. The Passover is one of “seven holidays” discussed throughout the Bible, in both the Old and New Testament. However, only in one place, the twenty-third chapter of Leviticus, are all seven holidays listed in chronological sequence. These seven holidays are called ‘the feast of the Lord.’ That expression indicates that these holidays are God’s holidays – They belong to Him – in contrast to man’s holidays. They are quite literally, ‘the feasts of the Lord’ (Lev 23:4). And only on His terms and at His invitation can men participate in them and enter into their benefits.” God has given His people (initially the Jews but now it includes those of faith) these feasts and celebrations so that we can learn and be reminded of the great things God has done and is doing. The feasts of the Lord require active participants and worship through the use of our sight, taste, touch, smell, and hearing. Our Lord understands that we learn and remember more when we use all of our senses in worshiping Him.

The seven feasts of the Lord consist of the Passover, the Feast of Unleaven Bread, Feast of Firstfruits, Feast of Weeks, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and the Feast of Tabernacles. Scripture reveals that Jesus Christ is the fulfillment of each of these feasts. Thus, we have the benefit of clearly seeing the complete story God is teaching through each feast.

This Thursday, we will examine how Jesus Christ fulfilled the Passover feast. We will see how the Last Supper was actually a Jewish Passover Seder and that the bread and cup Jesus gave His disciples (as recorded in Matthew 26) is in Jewish Seder tradition the third of four cups of wine called the Cup of Redemption. This is the “cup” that Jesus fulfilled on the cross. Praise God!

Understanding all the feasts of the Lord in greater detail and knowing how Jesus is the fulfillment of them brings so much more excitement, life, and clarity to the scriptures. Lord willing we will spend more time exploring is deep truths.

I’m really excited about sharing this with you all. I hope to see you there!

Just a reminder that next week there will be no youth due to spring break.
God Bless,

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