Jesus and the Passover

“The Footprints of Messiah in the Feasts of the Lord“ by Joelee Chamberlain

“The Footprints of Messiah in the Feasts of the Lord” by Joelee Chamberlain. Free here at Mission Valley Community Chapel

We have a new free resource at the Chapel , “The Footprints of Messiah in the Feasts of the Lord” by Joelee Chamberlain.

“Grandma” Joelee not only does Children’s Bible Audios-Stories for Kids , but is also self publish some books, too. She had carefully studied the Bible with her husband David and was a woman Sunday school teacher.

The Footprints of Messiah in the Feasts of the Lord“ by Joelee Chamberlain
The Footprints of Messiah in the Feasts of the Lord” by Joelee Chamberlain

Review

“The Footprints of Messiah in the Feasts of the Lord” is a study of the Feasts of the Lord and their fulfillment by Jesus the Messiah (Christ). First, she analyzes the difference between figurative and literal. Next, she goes over the Feasts of the Lord in their biblical and historical keeping. Then she goes over the fulfillment of the Spring feast by Jesus. And then moves from there to the fulfillment of the rest of the feasts by Jesus the Messiah.

She includes not only the Feasts in Leviticus, but the other two feasts mentioned in the Bible Hanukkah (Chanukah) and Purim. Also, she analyzes the feasts in Leviticus in the context in which they are given. These includes the Sabbath and the gap between the spring and fall feasts.

She sums up with questions about keeping the Feasts today and showing how the Feasts are a picture the redemptive history and the Gospel itself.

She focuses on the Jesus Christ and is premillennial and restoration of Israel. Different people, even at Mission Valley Community Chapel (though we are Christ centered, pre-millennial, and restoration of Israel), have different views on some of the details of the Feasts and their fulfillment.

You can pick up a free copy at the Chapel. Even if you disagree with some of the details, you might find it thought-provoking!

Watch our October 16, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 26:26-30)

Watch our October 16, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor from Matthew 26:26-30.

Tom read Matthew 26:26-30 and gave a review of what came before the last supper, Jesus is betrayal. He gave this as an example of going from despair to joy. Also, he gave a parable of this from the Padres versus Dodgers game you’ve been at the previous night. After a poor start, the Padres ended up winning.

Tom compared how Jesus spoke with the Lord speaking to Elijah in the still, small voice (1 kings 19). Next, He compared the matzo/matza which was bruised to Jesus (Isaiah 28:28; Isaiah 53:5, the same word is used in both passages. He then compare the stripes in the matzo to what would happen to Jesus (Isaiah 53:5) and the piercing (Zechariah 12:10). He then pointed out that Jesus is the bread of life John 6:35,48. Next, he made a point that Jesus voluntarily gave his life (Matthew 26:51–53) like he chose to break the bread (Matthew 26:26).

Tom then compared Jesus is call to “take and eat“ as analogous to us needing to take Jesus as our savior (Psalm 34:8). Then he said that knowing that Jesus is the savior is not enough. We must receive (take) And as our savior to become a child of God (John 1:11–13). He made application to Jewish evangelism.

Tom told gospel as it told to him when he believed. They were three steps, tell, believe, and receive. That is, tell God you are a sinner, believe the gospel facts, and receive Jesus Christ. He emphasized the importance of Jesus‘s blood being shed for us (Leviticus 17:11; Hebrews 9:12–15). Also, he compared the giving of the blood for atonement in Leviticus 17:11 with God giving his Son in John 3:16. He concluded with the significance of Jesus using the present tense of this event, even though it hadn’t happened yet.

Watch our October 9, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 26:17-25)

Watch our October 9, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor from Matthew 26:17-25.

Tom read Matthew 26:17-25. Then he went over the background of Passover and how Jesus is the Passover lamb (John 1:29). He pointed out that Jesus is our “hope to live.“

Tom then compared Passover in the Bible verses how the rabbis have said it is to be held. He made the point that Passover is a memorial of Israel‘s deliverance and that Jesus fulfills the Passover.

Tom then pointed out that Jesus told them that one of them would be betray him so that they “may believe I am” (John 13:19). He gave the applications that we should examine ourselves and our job is to overcome the prejudice of unbelievers about Christ.