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The Feasts And Festivals Of Christ

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Part of a year long series on the Life of Christ. …

Part of a year long series on the Life of Christ.
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  • 1. The Feasts and Festivals of Christ
  • 2. The Purpose of Feast and Festivals
    • What is the purpose of your birthday in the scheme of your life?
    • What is the purpose of July 4 th ?
    • What is the purpose of Christmas?
    • Rememberence!
  • 3. Why Discuss Feasts and Festivals?
    • We are 2,000 years removed from the time of Christ.
    • A thorough study of the life of Christ involves a study of the feasts and festivals takign place during his life.
    • Why not?
  • 4. The Passover Festival
    • Key Passages of the Passover:
      • Exodus 12.6
      • Leviticus 23.5,8
      • Numbers 28.16-25
      • Deuteronomy 16.1-8
  • 5. The Passover Festival
    • This festival was celebrated the 14th day of the first month.
    • It was celebrated about the same time as the barley harvest.
    • This festival was actually two celebrations in one:
      • The Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread
      • Since the two feasts were close together and they resembled each other, they were combined into one festival.
  • 6. The Passover Festival
    • During the festival a lamb was slain and it was eaten with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
      • The blood of the lamb symbolized the cleansing of sin.
      • The unleavened bread symbolized purity.
      • The bitter herbs symbolized the bitterness of the bondage in Egypt .
    • Jesus was crucified during the Passover.
  • 7. The Pentecost Festival
    • Key Passages of Pentecost:
      • Numbers 28.26-31
      • Deuteronomy 16.11-12
      • Acts 2
  • 8. The Pentecost Festival
    • This feast was celebrated 50 days after the offering of the barley sheath during the Passover festival.
    • The feast fell during the wheat harvest.
    • It was also known as the Feast of Weeks or Feast of Firstfruits.
    • This was a one-day festival.
    • The church was established on Pentecost.
  • 9. The Feast of Tabernacles
    • Key Passages of the Feast of Tabernacles:
      • Exodus 23.16
      • Leviticus 23.16, 33ff
      • Numbers 29.12-35
      • Deuteronomy 16.13-15
      • John 7.37
  • 10. The Feast of Tabernacles
    • This feast fell at the end of the autumn harvest on the 15th day of the seventh month.
    • During this feast the Israelites lived in leafy booths for seven days.
    • This commemorated the wandering in the Wilderness.
    • This feast was also known as the Feast of Booths or the Feast of Ingathering
  • 11. The Day of Atonement
    • Key Passages of the Day of Atonement:
      • Leviticus 16; 23.26-32
      • Numbers 29.7-11
  • 12. The Day of Atonement
    • The Law of Moses called for one fast—The Day of Atonement.
    • This day was set aside for the cleansing of sins.
    • This day used a scapegoat.
      • This goat symbolized the sins of the people.
      • It was sent off or taken into the wilderness and abandoned to die.
      • Symbolizing that God had forgiven the sins of the people.
  • 13. Why a Record of the Feasts/Festivals ?
    • Christ was our Passover Lamb.
    • Christ brought unleavened bread into the rememberance of his body.
    • The feast of Tabernacles show us our hope and life is found in the faith in Christ.
    • Christ was the scapegoat for our sins.
    • Why?
    • So you can walk through the gates of Heaven!
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