Posts in Taste and See
Waiting Witnesses

Here we are! Fifty days after First Fruits. Pentecost is the final of the four spring feasts. If you need a recap on the historical and agricultural significance of Pentecost, you can read the earlier post by clicking here. Today we’re going to talk about the Redemptive significance and the way that Jesus has fulfilled this feast.

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Counting the Omer | Week 2

We saw last week that the Law, given by the Lord to the people of Israel, was a gift that showed them how to live with a holy God in their midst. But the Law, while a gift, was limited in its power by mankind's sinful tendencies. We are unable to abide in God’s ways in our own strength. Isn’t that the most frustrating thing?

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Introduction to Pentecost

We are moving from the season of Passover into the season of Pentecost. The Israelites were instructed to count fifty days from the Feast of Firstfruits to the Feast of Pentecost. As we remember and count those fifty days, we will consider the history of Pentecost as well as the significance of Christ’s fulfillment of this feast.

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He Is Risen!

On this day of Firstfruits, we remember that the Lord is risen. The grave is defeated. Death does not have the final word. It strikes me this Easter weekend that the women at the tomb didn't go hoping their Lord had risen. They went with the same passion that had held them at the cross, wanting any chance to be near Jesus, even in His death.

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Holy Week's Passover

I’ve been thinking so much about this holy week before Easter Sunday. Yesterday was Palm Sunday, when the crowds in Jerusalem laid down their coats before the Lord, welcoming Him with excitement when they thought He’d come to do what they wanted Him to do (Mark 11:1-11).

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Celebrating the Spring Feasts

The feasts are next week! And we get to celebrate them together (and apart). We've already talked a lot about Passover but here are some ideas for the feasts that follow it as well. The Feast of Unleavened Bread begins the day after Passover and continues for seven days (April 11-18). The Feast of Firstfruits occurs in the middle of that week. We are going to observe it on the day after the weekly Sabbath (on Sunday, April 16).

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