by Dr. John Garr Pentecost or the Feast of Weeks (Shavuot in Hebrew) is the time for celebration of the giving of the Torah at Mount Sinai, as well as a celebration of the offering of the firstfruits of the wheat harvest in agrarian Israelite society. This festival was celebrated seven weeks or fifty days […]
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During the Seder, each participant drinks four cups of wine to recall the four expressions of redemption mentioned in the Bible (Ex. 6:6-7). God tells Moses to tell the people of Israel, “I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you from under their bondage and I […]
This little booklet will walk you through your Seder step-by-step! Haggadah is a Hebrew word that means the telling.The Haggadah is the Order of Service for the Passover Seder Dinner. A copy is used by each participant and is essential for understanding and participation. This Haggadah is inexpensive and functional and for a Christian Seder. […]
Passover is the most popular Jewish holiday. The dinner celebration is called a seder. The Passover Seder is a meal with special foods, practices, and Scripture readings that commemorate the liberation from Egyptian slavery, in accordance with God’s instructions (Lev. 23:1,4, Exod. 12:14,24-27). Seder means “order.” The seder invites each family to recount its own […]
A fun activity to represent the ten plagues can be reenacted. Ten days before Passover begins, do something in your home to represent each one of the ten plagues. Here are a few examples. Be creative and make up your own symbols. Nile waters turning to blood —put red food coloring in the water glasses […]
Jesus rose from the dead on the third day after his death. “God raised him from the dead on the third day” (Acts 10:40). “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale’s belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.” […]
Firstfruits speaks of resurrection. When the Pharisees asked Jesus for a sign (a miracle or wonder), Jesus rebuked them and then said the only sign would be three days and three nights in the center of the earth as Jonah was in the belly of the whale. Jesus died on Passover. Death could not hold our Messiah. On the third day He arose triumphantly from the grave!
Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread are held in immediate sequence. These are distinctly different holidays falling on different days; however, due to their closeness they are usually treated as one festival. Download 40 free pages from
The Bible records many miracles occurring on Nisan 17. No other day except Passover is mentioned as many times in the Bible. The odds of these events all happening coincidentally on the same day of the Hebrew year are one in 783 quadrillion, 864 trillion, 876 Billion, 960 Million (783,864,876,960,000,000).