The Biblical Feasts 7

The last of the autumn feasts is Sukkot, or the Feast of Tabernacles. It comes five days after Yom Kippur and it lasts for eight days with a special day added on at the end, called Simchat Torah, or the Rejoicing in the Law. The first and eighth days of the Feast are...

The Biblical Feasts 6

Perhaps the holiest day of the Jewish year is Yom Kippur – the Day of Atonement, which Leviticus 23 vv 23 – 26 tells us falls on the tenth day of the month of Tishrei.

The Biblical Feasts 5

Continuing the series on the Feasts of the Lord, we now turn to the first of the autumn Feasts, commonly known as the Jewish New Year or, in Hebrew, Rosh Hashanah. However, somewhat strangely, as the description in Leviticus 23 verses 23 to 25 tells us, the feast...

The Biblical Feasts 4

We turn to one of the two Feasts celebrated by the Jewish people which is not referred to in Leviticus 23, but in this case in Esther chapter 9 and verses 20 to 23. This Feast is the Feast of Purim, which takes place about a month before Passover.The Feast celebrates...

The Biblical Feasts 3

The last of the spring feasts takes place seven Sabbaths plus one day (50 days) after the Day of First Fruits – thus, because the Sabbath is on Saturday, this Feast is always on a Sunday. On the Day of First Fruits the people of Israel gave thanks for the first fruits...

The Biblical Feasts 2

The second Biblical Feast mentioned in Leviticus 23 is Passover, which is linked to the Feast of Unleavened Bread and an often overlooked Feast, the Day of First Fruits, not to be confused with the Feast of First Fruits which occurs 50 days later and which will be...

The Biblical Feasts 1

I was reminded in a sermon on the first Sunday after Christmas that the only scriptures available in the times of Jesus were what we call the Old Testament. This information can come as a shock to some Christians, but when we think about it, it is obvious. Indeed none...

The Sign of Jonah

Taking it seriously …….. Some of the scribes and Pharisees answered Him saying, “Teacher, we want to see a sign from You.” And He said to them, “An evil and adulterous generation seeks a sign, but a sign will not be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah....

PRIDE BEFORE A FALL

Home Truths My mother used to quote scripture across the kitchen table at her children – and perhaps especially at me! One of the verses she would quote (and this may say something about me as a boy) was “pride comes before a fall” She was paraphrasing Proverbs...