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This Week’s Video Lesson on The Feast of First Fruits

This week we’re studying “The Feast of First Fruits.” If you would like to pick up a copy of this book or the study guide, click here to go to Amazon (affil link).

If you’re following along with us, you should be reading chapter three of The Beauty of Jesus Revealed in the Feasts, and filling out your study guide. The study guide is designed to help you remember what you learn in each chapter and to dig a little deeper as you do.

Perhaps you could write down the scriptures you find in each chapter or highlight them right there in your book. This way, once you’re finished the chapter, you can look up these verses in your Bible to study them within the context of the Word.

Want to chat about the chapter? Join me on Friday afternoons on Facebook where I’ll post my answers to the study questions and open up a thread for your thoughts too.

Pastor Daniel Krebs (Trulife Ministries) and I have put together seven videos for you–one for each chapter. Each one is about 45 minutes to an hour long. Tune in every week as we’ll be your study buddies throughout this series.

We’ve all heard of Easter, Good Friday, and Christmas, but ask a Christian what the Feast of First Fruits is all about and how it’s connected to the Passover, and unfortunately many would be left with a blank stare. To be a Christian and not understand these feasts, is to read a book without the first chapter. In order to understand the beauty of Jesus revealed in the Old Testament, we must gain an understanding of our Jewish heritage and their traditions.

Here’s the thing–the story of Jesus doesn’t begin at Matthew and end with the gospel of John. The story of Jesus, His purpose, and His love for mankind is woven throughout the Bible from Genesis to the book of Revelation. In fact, on the very first page of the Bible, we see a shadow of Jesus [our first fruit] rising from the dead on the third day, as the first fruits of creation appear on the third day. Then God said,

“Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so. The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day. (Genesis 1:11-13, NIV)

God doesn’t make mistakes. Every jot and every tittle was written with purpose. Knowing what Christ did, and how He fulfilled the scriptures gives us both faith for today and bright hope for tomorrow.

Join us this week as we take a close look at the beauty of Jesus revealed in The Feast of First Fruits.

You are loved by an almighty God,

Darlene Schacht
The Time-Warp Wife

Find Daniel Krebs on the web at: 
Facebook: @PastorDanKrebs
Website: Pastor Daniel Krebs
Twitter: @PastorDanKrebs

Suggested Reading for This Week: 

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

John Chapter 20

1 Corinthians Chapter 15

 

You can find both the book and the study guide on Amazon:

Click here for the book, and here for the study guide

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

 

2 Comments

  • Anne | onedeterminedlife

    As Christians is easy to skip the Old Testament thinking that we can’t learn anything from it. But it’s so far from the truth. The Old Testament is where God reveals Himself to His people and the richness of the neetestiment can be understood. I love learning about the festivals.

  • Pam Farrel

    We all need this book! Our heritage of faith is rooted in celebrations of meaning– our culture and the church would do well to celebrate the MEANING of these parties– it might make us all nicer, happier and a brighter witness to the needy world around us all while bringing us closer to our Savior.

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