For The Passover This Last Week:
The Feast of Unleavened Bread: Pursuing a Life of Righteousness
“How does God want us to respond to Christ’s awesome, merciful sacrifice for us? The Feast of Unleavened Bread shows us how to respond.
The troubles and suffering in this world are caused by sin—the breaking of God’s holy, good and beneficial laws. Jesus Christ was willing to give His life to save us from sin’s death penalty. His sacrifice was the first step in God’s plan to save us from sin and death, and it makes all the other steps possible.
But how does God want us to respond to that awesome, merciful sacrifice? Would He be pleased, having broken us free from enslavement to sin (as the Israelites were enslaved in Egypt), to have us willingly go back to sin again? Or would He much rather have us learn to look at sin as He does and to strive with His help to avoid it at all costs?
The Feast of Unleavened Bread comes immediately after the Passover and teaches us lessons about how we should respond to Jesus Christ’s gracious sacrifice.”
Complete article at: http://lifehopeandtruth.com/life/plan-of-salvation/feast-of-unleavened-bread/
1 Corinthians 5:7
Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
“The apostle Paul drew on the lessons of the spring festival season to encourage the Corinthian congregation to remove sin from their lives. Jesus Christ fulfilled the type of the Passover lamb whose blood protected the Israelite firstborn from death. After the Passover festival comes the Feast of Unleavened Bread, where yeast and other leavening become a symbol of sin.”
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The new worker Roy, is an older gentleman and as he has an income and just wants a bit of work on the side, that works out well for us both. Roy has re-hung a door that Jay installed and now it isn’t hinge-bound. The morning that he couldn’t be here I hired a young lad to help me probe and find the sewer as we need to know where to tie into it. But like most kids, he got tired and didn’t realize that he was actually going to have to WORK to get paid. I was working right beside him, moving boxes and getting things out of the way. Jay is still staying close to home as his mother has been in and out of the hospital.
Last Friday, the 29th. April was the last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Just the way that Jesus did it, we had a “High Day” as it is another Sabbath, so we went to church and also no work that day. Because there would be two Sabbaths, Friday and Saturday, the cooking had to be done ahead of time for the two days, so that no one would be cooking on a Sabbath.
On Thurday,I cooked some more of the Farro that one of the church ladies had provided and made a Meditteranean Farro Salad, and a baked sweet potatoo and onion dish. You lay chopsticks on each side of a sweet potato and cut thin slices nearly all the way through. The sweet potato fans out like a concertina so that you can drizzle it with olive oil or butter and seasonings, then bake covered in foil for an hour at 375. I added an onion just for flavor, and the pastor’s wife said that was the best part. I also made a Black Bean and Farro Salad for the Saturday potluck. I have got lots of Farro to use up. Some I cooked in the pressure cooker, but the best batch I soaked overnight in salt water, drained and cooked in bone broth in the crockpot the next day.
The Friday Bible readings were Lev. 8 and Exo. 12, about the Passover. The Teaching was about Come to the Door and more about Lev. 8.
For the Friday potluck there were plenty of other dishes, also a big roaster full of lamb and it’s gravy, and so there was a lot left over for us to refrigerate for the next day.
Because of all the storms we didn’t know if we would even be able to have the service on Saturday. The pastor’s wife called several of us when she found out that their roads would not be flooded and that we could have the service. We each called someone else to let them know the good news. Two of us here on this road had to go the long way around to the freeway to avoid a flooded road down the hill.
The Saturday Bible readings were Psa. 67, Lev. 19:1-20:27, Exe. 20:2-20, and Amos 9:7-15. The Teaching was about Leavening (Sin) again, and the Tale of two cities, Tyre and Ninevah.
The Friday’s potluck left-overs were warmed up in crock pots during the Saturday service and we all had a good feast and fellowship afterwards. By the time the service started it was a bright sunny day.