Bulletin Bible Study 07/15/2018
Biblical Feasts and Celebrations
As we celebrate out Church 45th Anniversary, let’s look back at some of the Celebrations in the Bible. Our Church Anniversary is a celebration of what God has done through New Hope. It is by God’s Grace and Mercy that New Hope has been a beacon of light for 45 years.
The Lord spoke to Moses in Leviticus 23 about the feasts and how to keep the Sabbath holy. God also, expresses the desire for us to bring Him a WAVE OFFERING of our gifts. Do you cheerfully and joyfully bring your offering to the Lord?
On this 45th Church Anniversary we should be celebrating what God has done for New Hope and offering up a praise for what He has done, is doing and will continue to do.
Feast of Trumpets Leviticus 23:23-27. Ever since God provided a ram for Abraham to sacrifice instead of his son Isaac, the sounding of a ram’s horn meant deliverance. The trumpet blast at this feast signaled the harvest was over and work could cease. According to 1 Thessalonians 4:16, a trumpet will announce the end of the harvest on earth.
Unleavened Bread Leviticus 23:6-8. For seven days, the Israelites ate bread without leaven, a symbol of sin. Jesus, the sinless “bread of life” (John 6:35), was buried on the Feast of Unleavened Bread so he might bring life from the earth.
Tabernacles Leviticus 23:33-44. During this feast, the priests prayed for rain and poured out offerings of water to remember God’s provision of this life-giving resource in the wilderness. Jesus chose this feast to announce he was the “living water” sent by God (John 7:37-38).