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Torn Over Christmas?

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 going to tell you what you should or shouldn’t be doing this time of ... Read More »

Free Hanukkah Planner Stickers & More

Hanukkah begins the evening of  December 6. Download the free stickers at the bottom of this page. Confused about seeing Hanukkah on this blog? Read Why are Christians Celebrating Hanukkah.     Hanukkah Resources Free Hanukkah Stickers Let’s Make a Scrap-Lapbook: Hanukkah If you want to learn about Hanukkah a crafty way see the Hanukkah Lapbook. Celebrate Jesus, the Light of the ... Read More »

Was the First Thanksgiving a Feast of Tabernacles?

The Feast of Tabernacles is a week-long autumn harvest festival. This year the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot begins at sundown on October 8, 2014. 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 is to be a lasting ordinance.” The divine pronouncement, “I am the LORD your God,” concludes ... Read More »

Celebrating the Biblical Holidays

During Bible study, our family discovered something that we had heard very little about from church. We found out God had set apart special days to worship and honor Him. By learning about the practices of these special days, we could learn about and worship God. We spent some time studying the holidays from Scripture and decided it’d be fun ... 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 »

Hamantashen Cookie Oops

Hamantashen Cookies are a traditional Purim treat made to remind us of the Purim story because the cookies are a triangle shape said to be the shape of the wicked Haman’s hat. One year, I was making these Hamantashen cookies for a Messianic Purim party. I made a quadrupled batch of batter. Our three smallest children were standing on chairs ... Read More »

What Happened to the Biblical Holidays?

The holidays contain more divine information of spiritual and prophetic value than any subject of scripture. Why aren’t we taught these marvelous lessons in church? The answer is found during the first through to the fourth centuries. First Century Church In the first century there were literally hundreds of thousands of believing Jews (Acts 2:41, 47, 4:4, 6:7, 9:31, 21:20). ... Read More »

How to Build a Sukkah

This year the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot begins at sundown, Wednesday, October 8, 2014. 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 ... Read More »

The Feast of Tabernacles in Bible Times

This year the Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot begins on September 30 (at sundown) and ends on October 8, 2014. As the Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot) approached, the entire Jewish nation started making preparations. Work crews were sent to repair roads and bridges for the thousands of pilgrims going to Jerusalem. During the festival many Jews eat (and sleep, as well) in the booths or ... Read More »

Was the Birth of Christ During the Feast of Tabernacles?

The Feast of Tabernacles is a week-long fall festival commemorating the forty-year journey of the Israelites in the wilderness. The word Sukkot means “booths.” This year Sukkot or Feast of Tabernacles begins in the evening of Wednesday, October 8, 2014. The Word became flesh and tabernacled among us. John 1:14 Many scholars believe Jesus was born during the Feast of Tabernacles.The Hebrew ... Read More »

Why Are Christians Keeping Passover?

Jesus shared the Passover meal with his apostles saying, “I have been very eager to eat this Passover meal with you before my suffering begins. For I tell you now that I won’t eat this meal again until its meaning is fulfilled in the Kingdom of God.” (Luke 22:15-16) Read More »

Unleavened Bread Recipes and Freebie

This week begins the (Lev 23:6, Exodus 12:15-17).During this week-long feast, nothing with leaven (yeast) in it may be eaten. Leaven is the symbol of all that is unclean and evil and therefore must scrupulously be removed from all houses before the Passover feast. Free Download! Read More »

The Feast of Tabernacles (Sukkot)

Tabernacles is also known as the Feast of the Ingathering, Feast of the Booths, Sukkoth, Succoth, or Sukkot (variations in spellings occur because these words are transliterations of the Hebrew word pronounced “Sue-coat”). Read More »

Resurrection of Jesus & Free First Fruits Guide!

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! Read More »

Birth of Christ & Feast of Tabernacle

Many scholars believe Jesus was born during the Feast of Tabernacles.The Hebrew word "stable" is called a sukkoth (Gen. 33:17). In John 1:14, the word “dwelled” is literally “tabernacled” in the Greek – and this comes as the climax to John’s “version” of the story of Christ’s incarnation. Read More »

Why are Christians Celebrating Hanukkah?

The Holiday of Lights -- celebrating the miracle of a little oil that lasted eight days, and continues to illuminate our lives to this day. Jesus preached three sermons in which he declared Himself the “light of the world,” and all three could have been during Hanukkah, the Festival of Lights. Read More »

Passover in the Hospital

Our Passover was something. Our close friends Louis and Ibeth and their family of 5 drove down from VA to spend Passover with us. Passover morning they received a call Louis’ mother was killed in an auto accident. They left immediately to FL to be with family. Please pray for the Alvarez family. Before the tragic call, I had to ... Read More »

Passover Resources

Passover begins the evening of April 19 this year. Here are excerpts from the book A Family Guide to the Biblical Holidays Passover Overview Jewish Custom Messiah in Passover Three days Three Nights Celebrating Passover Seder Checklist Traditional Seder Simple Seder Ten Plagues Passover Cartoons Homeschool Section: Sheep Unit Study Passover Matza and other recipe …… Christian Hagaddah The Haggadah ... Read More »

Passover, Yeast, and Fungus?

  I’ve been reading a lot by Doug Kaufmann on fungus and health since my heart surgery. See his site Know the Cause. Passover is coming soon, April 18 this year (Unleavened Bread 7 day fast from yeast). Yeast is a fungus. Is there a connection to our health and the Bible command to refrain from yeast 7 days every ... Read More »

The Feast of Tabernacles

Feast of Tabernacles : September 27 – October 3, 2007 The Feast of Tabernacles is a week-long autumn harvest festival. Tabernacles is also known as the Feast of the Ingathering, Feast of the Booths, Sukkoth, Succoth, or Sukkot (variations in spellings occur because these words are transliterations of the Hebrew word pronounced “Sue-coat”). The two days following the festival are ... Read More »

Yom Kippur: The Holiest Day of the Year

We are now in The Days of Awe. Yom Kippur begins at nightfall September 22, 2007 . …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 ... Read More »

Rosh Hashana: Serving the King

The Feast of Trumpets (Rosh Hashanah) was celebrated at the beginning of the month Tishri, the first month of the civil year. This year it falls at sunset on September 12, 2007. It was one of the seven days of holy convocation. Tishri is the seventh month of the Biblical calendar, and as such parallels the Sabbath as a special ... Read More »

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