God's Appointed Feasts (pt. 12)
In John 10:22, he tells us that Jesus celebrated Hanukkah - or the Feast of Dedication in English.
Hanukkah celebrates a historical event in 165 BCE, led by the Maccabees family, which ultimately won the Israelites their religious and political freedoms.
Join us in this lesson as we explore the historical background leading up to this holiday and how the impact of this victory was still inspiring the Zealots – including Paul – in the first century.
God's Appointed Feasts (pt. 11)
Scholars have long recognized that Jesus was not born on December 25th.
So when was he born? Does the Bible give us any clues as to the time of year of his birth?
The answer is yes!
Join us as we explore a trail of clues in the Gospel of Luke that points us to Jesus' birth being in the fall, around the Feast of Tabernacles.
Considering the importance that God places on his Appointed Feasts and His plan of redemption, it would only make sense that Jesus, our redeemer, would be born into the world during the feast that celebrates redemption.
God's Appointed Feasts (pt. 10)
In today's lesson, we look at the final of the seven holidays – the Festival of Tabernacles.
This festival is the dress rehearsal for Heaven, and it celebrates the fullness of redemption! And it is the only holiday we are commanded to celebrate with Joy before the LORD.
Understanding the Festival of Tabernacles is central to understanding the message of the Gospel of John and how the "word" came to "tabernacle" among us.
We also find Jesus attending this dynamic festival in the Gospel of John.
It is through understanding the first-century context of Tabernacles that the words and actions of Jesus come alive and enrich our reading of the Biblical text.
Scott Broberg - I have a Masters of Divinity (MDiv) from Bethel Seminary - San Diego - Biblical Studies with and emphasis on the Old Testament.
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