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Chapter Three – The Feast of First Fruits

 

This week we’ll be studying chapter 3, “The Feast of First Fruits.” This feast is celebrated on the day after the weekly Sabbath during the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The timing of this feast is incredible as it falls on the exact same day that Jesus rose from the dead.

The Bible tells us, On the first day of the week, very early in the morning, the women took the spices they had prepared and went to the tomb. They found the stone rolled away from the tomb, but when they entered, they did not find the body of the Lord Jesus.” (Luke 24:1-3) 

What many people don’t realize is that there are three Sabbaths surrounding the Passover Festival. One is on the first day of Unleavened Bread (known as a High Sabbath), one is on the last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, and one is the weekly Sabbath.

The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. – John 19:31, KJV

 

There is so much to unpack in this chapter, that I can’t even begin to explain it in a few paragraphs. We talk about the binding of the barley, the bringing in of the sheaves, the sacrifices made at the temple court, the winnowing process, and the importance of the resurrection… This chapter was definitely a learning curve for me, and oh so inspiring!

If you haven’t started already, dig into chapter three. Come back here on Wednesday for your third video lesson as I sit down for a chat with Pastor Dan.

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Suggested Reading for This Week: 

Chapter 3 of:
The Beauty of Jesus Revealed in the Feasts.

John Chapter 20

1 Corinthians Chapter 15

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FAQ: How do I participate in this study? 

On Monday of each week, I’ll post a couple of printables here on the blog for you. It’s also on this day that you start reading your chapter for the week. Throughout the week, you can fill out your study guide at home.

On Wednesdays, I’ll post a video for you here on the blog as Pastor Daniel Krebs and I sit down to discuss each chapter. We have a separate video for each feast, which is about 45-minutes long. These videos are amazing! If you haven’t done so already, subscribe to my blog so you don’t miss them: Click here

On Friday afternoons, I’ll post my answers to the questions from the study guide. I’d like to also invite you to join me at that time for a discussion on Facebook. You can find my facebook page here: @TimeWarpWife

 

FREE Printables – Coloring Pages

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Click here to print and download this coloring page

 

 

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