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Passover – Part One. The lesson on April 9th, 2006 begins a two part series on the Passover in celebration of Christ’s resurrection at Easter. Palm Sunday is a celebration of Jesus entrance into Jerusalem. The Passover is one of seven festivals or feasts established for Israel in Leviticus 23:4 (KJV) “These are the feasts of the LORD, even holy convocations, which ye shall proclaim in their seasons.” The first was the Passover, then the Feasts of Unleavened Bread, next was the First Fruits. Continue with the Blowing of Trumpets (Rosh Hashana) , Day of Atonement (Yom Kippor), and the Feast of Tabernacles was the last in the seven feasts. The Passover was established in Egypt when the Lord performed the 10th plague in Egypt to bring his people out of bondage ( It was the promise that the death angel would pass over the houses with the stain of lambs blood over the door and both door posts. The death angel was sent to kill all the firstborn in Egypt both man and beast. When it was midnight, every house in Egypt was impacted and there was a great cry in Egypt and Pharaoh let Israel go.) We read in John 12:1 (KJV) ”Then Jesus six days before the passover came to Bethany, where Lazarus was which had been dead, whom he raised from the dead.” Further, in John 12:12-13 (KJV) “On the next day much people that were come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, Took branches of palm trees, and went forth to meet him, and cried, Hosanna: Blessed is the King of Israel that cometh in the name of the Lord.” Wouldn’t you like to have been there? The wish to have been there on any of the significant events in the life of Jesus brings many thoughts to mind. The most important aspect of his life is the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Just like He told Thomas in John 20:29 (KJV) “Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” God has given us the ability to become one of his sons by believing on Christ Jesus as savior towards the forgiveness of our sins. You should also check out the other lessons on the Resurrection here.

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