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What You Need to Know About Shavout or Pentecost

Shavuot (Feast of Weeks) commemorates the revelation of the Torah on Mt. Sinai and occurs on the 50th day after the 49 days of counting the Omer. Shavout 2018 begins at sunset on Saturday, May 19 and ends on the evening of Monday, May 21. Shavout (Pentecost) Shavout is a major Bible festival and has a dual significance: historical and ... Read More »

A Christ-Focused Passover Seder

This is a photo of our Passover plate. It has a prominent place of display in a glass cabinet in our living room.I believe it is the one item in our home that the children will remember the most. It is my favorite holiday. The Passover meal is called a Seder. Seder means “order.”  Every year I fill the plate ... Read More »

Free Passover Lapbook

Download eleven FREE booklets to tell Passover story from Moses Birth to the First Passover. Glue the booklets into a File Folder to create a lapbook. Subscribe at the bottom of this page (this is a NEW list, we had trouble with our last list).     A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays Learn the teaching method God uses ... Read More »

Why are Christians Celebrating Passover?

  Why are Christians Celebrating Passover? More and more Christians are learning about our rich Hebraic heritage through Bible study and celebrating God’s holidays.  TIME Magazine identified growing Christian interest in our faith’s Jewish heritage as one of the ten top trends. Passover teaches us about Jesus The early Christians observed Passover The seder is a special fellowship with God Passover is a ... Read More »

7 Ways to Deal with Passover Criticism

Every year I deal with the same  remarks by well-intended but misinformed Christians:  they believe observing Passover is legalism or Judaizing. Many people are simply concerned that celebrating the holidays may be an “earning salvation” type of works belief. They are afraid of the negative term “law” and being labeled “legalistic”. They do not fully understand that the biblical holidays ... Read More »

Why are Christians Celebrating Passover?

Passover 2017 will begin in the evening of Monday, April 10and ends in the evening of Tuesday, April 18 The Bible story of Passover has more light, more splendor, more vividness, and a richer application to life than any other story in the book of Exodus. Moses and his brother Aaron went to Pharaoh and told him that the Lord said ... Read More »

Free Passover Copy Work

Subscribe at the bottom of this page to receive access to nine free printable pages of copy work using Old and New Testament Passover Bible verses. Text is supplied in dotted print for younger children to practice tracing letters with lined space for older children to copy passages. A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays Learn the teaching method God uses to teach ... Read More »

Did You Know Jesus Celebrated Hanukkah? Video

Hanukkah 2017 begins December 12. When I began learning about the Bible holidays I learned a lot from Neil and Jamie of Jewishjewels.org. They began the ministry of “Love Song to the Messiah” in 1978 to share the Good News with the Jewish people and to teach the Church about its Jewish roots. Learn how the Light of the World celebrated this beautiful ... Read More »

Why are Christians Celebrating Hanukkah?

Hanukkah begins sundown December 12, 2017.  Many Christians are celebrating Hanulkah this year. WHY? We study a Hebrew book-written by Hebrews; we serve a Hebrew Lord-who had Hebrew disciples; we desire to follow the first century church-which was first predominately Hebrew; and through Christ, we are grafted into a Hebrew family! It makes sense to study the Hebrew culture. To ... Read More »

Torn Over Christmas? and a Freebie

See free Bible Journaling Tip-Ins celebrating Christ’s birth at the bottom of this page. How do you feel about Christmas? Do you observe it differently now compared to the way you observed it when you were a child? Do you observe it at all? Did you know Christmas has pagan roots? Does that bother you? Don’t get nervous. I’m not ... Read More »

Free Printable Thanksgiving Craft/Game

Download at the bottom of this page. Happy Thanksgiving Week Here is a gift that I hope will bring your family together for a few minutes to be grateful. Its a simple game can be played by all ages. You adhere leaves to a tree as you list things you are grateful for. The instructions include prompts for children that ... Read More »

Should Christians Observe Halloween? Boo Humbug!

It’s that time of year again. Vampires, ghouls, ghosts and skeletons will be haunting our doorways. American retailers celebrate a 7 billion dollar a year candy, card and costume business ($1.5 billion in Canada). I was driving in town and saw two Halloween stores within a few blocks. Stores devoted to Halloween! In between the two was a Party Store decked ... Read More »

Yom Kippur: The Holiest Day of the Year

We are now in The Days of Awe. Yom Kippur begins at nightfall September 29, 2017 …In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and you shall not do any work … For on that day he shall provide atonement for you to cleanse you from all your sins before the LORD. ... Read More »

3 Things You Should Know About the Prophetic Fall Holidays

Most Christians don’t know about the fall holidays of ancient Israel: The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah), the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur), and the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkoth). If the spring festivals so clearly prophesied the first coming of Messiah, it stands to reason that the fall festivals are also prophetic of His second coming. The way these holidays are celebrated reveals ... Read More »

Rosh Hashana Apple Honey Cake

Rosh Hashannah begins at sundown Wednesday, September 20, 2017 Rosh Hashana or the Feast of Trumpets begins at sundown today. It is the biblical New Year’s celebration. The Spring Bible holidays tell of Jesus’ first coming, and the fall festivals are prophetic of His second coming. Apple and Honey Cake Apples and honey are a traditional food for this celebration. We ... Read More »

Celebrating Purim

To commemorate the miraculous turn of events recorded in Esther, Purim is celebrated with feasts, sending gifts of food to friends and the needy, and with the reading of Esther, the story of Purim. The earliest descriptions of Purim celebrations, from the Second Temple and Mishnaic eras, offer no indication of the partying that is associated with the festival today. ... Read More »

Manifesting the Light of Jesus

When the Maccabean Jews rededicated the Temple and themselves unto God, the result was a miraculous manifestation of light. Oil that naturally would have burned for only one day supernaturally burned for eight days, signifying God’s approval upon the efforts of his people to separate themselves and their sanctuary to him. The same thing happens with us. When we dedicate ... Read More »

Hanukkah Gift for You

Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights, is a reminder that the Light of the World removes us from darkness! Enjoy these gifts. 1. Four Printable Bible Verse Bookmarks (print & laminate) 2. Eight Devotions on Light for 8 Readings Read More »

Was the Feast of Tabernacles the First Thanksgiving?

The Feast of Tabernacles is a week-long autumn harvest festival. The two days following the festival are separate holidays, Shemini Atzeret and Simkhat Torah, but are commonly thought of as part of the Feast of Tabernacles. The Feast of Tabernacles was the final and most important holiday of the year. The importance of this festival is indicated by the statement, “This ... Read More »

Messiah Revealed in Feat of Tabernacles (Sukkoth)

Jesus is the Living Water Our spiritual thirst cannot be quenched with anything less than Christ. But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life (John 4:14). Jesus Washes Away Our Sins Jesus is ... Read More »

Sukkot or Tabernacles Traditions

The services in the synagogue today are modeled after the ancient services in the temple (see Feast of Tabernacles in Bible Times). Sacrifices are no longer performed since the time of the destruction of the temple. It is usual practice to build and decorate the booth (sukkah). In the United States, Jews usually hang dried squash and corn in the sukkah ... Read More »

Lessons from Sukkot

This year Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacles 2014 begins in the evening of Wednesday, October 16. It is a time to give thanks. God is Our Shelter This holiday reminds us not to hold too tightly to material things. We live in a very materialistic age. When the Israelites were wanderers in the desert, they all lived in tents-–rich and ... Read More »

How to Build a Sukkah

The Bible instruction just says “Build a sukkah (or booth).” Rabbis have added  details about size, materials, location, etc. You only need to follow the Bible instructions. You can use any scrap lumber you have available, pitch your tent, or use old sheets to create an adventure for your children (attach tarps with bungee cords to your deck or swing ... Read More »

What You Need to Know About Shavuot (Pentecost)

Fifty days after Passover is Shavout. Fifty days after the Exodus God gave the Ten Commandments.  Each day the Israelites are commanded to count the Omer, as they experienced their journey from captivity (Egypt) to freedom (Sinai). God declares, “You shall then COUNT seven complete weeks after the day following the Passover holiday when you brought the Omer as a wave offering” ... Read More »

Passover Haggadah

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. This 24 page booklet tells ... Read More »

Free Bible Copy Work Revealing Jesus in the Old Testament

Subscribe on the bottom of this page to receive access to nine free printable pages of copy work using Old and New Testament Passover Bible verses. Use the dotted print for younger children to practice tracing letters. Use the lined space for older children to copy passages. A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays Learn the teaching method God uses to teach His children. The ... Read More »

Free Passover Lapbook

Download eleven free booklets to tell Passover story from Moses Birth to the First Passover. Glue the booklets in to a File Folder to create a lapbook. Subscribe at the bottom of this page to access ALL our freebies!   A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays Learn the teaching method God uses to teach His children. The ultimate hands-on Bible lessons! Teach ... Read More »

30+ Fun Passover Crafts to Teach the Passover Story

Passover begins sundown April 22, 2016. Here are links to several Passover crafts to help you teach your children the Passover story. Some link to Christian sites, some to Jewish sites. You may want to bookmark this site and come back as I am adding to the list. Follow me on Pinterest for more holiday and Bible ideas. A Family Guide to ... Read More »

In-Depth Passover Study: Torah Class Videos

I went from a spiritual desert to a Torah fire hydrant this year!  After twenty-five years studying Jewish roots on my own, God blessed me moving one mile from  Seed of Abraham Fellowship lead by Tom Bradford. TorahClass.com Tom Bradford teaches through the Bible chapter by chapter he doesn’t skip a word.  You can have these teaching free via audio, video and ... Read More »

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