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.

Watch our September 18, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor (Matthew 26:1-5)

Watch our September 18, 2022 adult Sunday school class taught by Tom Cantor from Matthew 26:1-5.

Tom first gave a review of the previous parables. He gave application from Mordecai Ham’s and his own experiences that motivated them to evangelize. He gave applications on doing God’s will and a call to “finish well.”

Tom then taught from the passage noting Christ’s use of the present tense regarding the future feast and his betrayal. His conclusion included that Christ as our passover.

Listen to “The Feasts of the Lord” by “Grandma” Joelee

Listen to “Grandma“ Joelee’s latest Children’s Bible Audios-Stories for Kids, “The Feasts of the Lord (Pre-millennial).” Both the audio and a PDF of it are available here on SermonAudio

It is an interesting mix of prophecy, typology, apologetics, the first and second comings, and the gospel for kids ages 4–10. It shows how the Lord Jesus Christ fulfills these feasts. Jesus is the Messiah!

“This tells about the 7 original Feasts of the Lord as given to Moses plus the 2 man-made feasts in the Bible, Hanukkah (New Testament, Feast of Lights) and Purim (in the book of Esther). This has many of the details of the 7 original Feasts that were told about before in “#B03 – God’s Holidays”, but this new audio includes more details about the Second Comings from the Fall Feasts, givng a pre-millenial point of view (after Christ returns, He reigns for 1000 years before the Eternal State). (“God’s Holidays” told of the Second Coming in a general way and only had the original 7 Feasts of the Lord.) In this audio, Christ’s First Coming is presented in detail in the Spring Feasts, and the Second Coming is presented in detail from the Fall Feasts and from the 2 other Feasts, too. It is told for children, ages 4-10, though adults may enjoy it also. Of course, it is connected to the Gospel.” – from Joelee Chamberlain’s description of her audio

This and her other audios are on SermonAudio and many other podcast sites including iTunes Google Podcasts and Stitcher

These can just be listened to, used for homeschooling, or in other formal instruction.

Changed by Tom Cantor

We have free copies of “Changed” by Tom Cantor at the Chapel. This is an expansion on his testimony with much new material. He has mailed it to many Jewish people in the United States.

Free Online and at Mission Valley Community Chapel

You can read it online at Friendship with God or come to The Chapel and get a free copy while they last (we regularly restock them, but they go very quickly).

Cover of Changed by Tom Cantor with picture of him as a boy
Changed by Tom Cantor
Review

This book is a short autobiography. It starts when he was a boy, tell us about his Jewish upbringing, and disciplinary problems he had at different schools. At seven years old, he was even sent to a military school. He ended up in a school in Switzerland. He tells of meeting his wife, and some of their struggles. After they met, she became pregnant  from a sexual assault, they got married, and put the baby up for adoption.

He tells about becoming a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. One step included when celebrating the Passover his uncle Pete to irritate his wife blurted out, “Christians believe that Christ was the Passover lamb!”

He concludes about his reconnecting with the daughter they put up for adoption. The last two chapters are a gospel presentation from two different perspectives, the historical and the personal.

The last two chapters are a gospel presentation from two different perspectives, the historical and the personal.

This is in many ways a very honest book. Tom is open about his thoughts and feelings, even if they do not paint them in the best light.

“Changed” by Tom Cantor is an interesting read and a good evangelistic giveaway book. You can Google it to see the impact is making. Many people at Mission Valley Community Chapel have given this book away; we have keep having to get more copies for on the free table. It goes so quickly!

Tom Cantor usually teaches our Adult Sunday School class (He’s going through the Gospel of Matthew now) and gives the sermon for our worship service on the odd numbered Sundays of the month (His sermons are usually a series on a topic or through a book of the Bible).

Update

Last Saturday, March 22, 2022, the New York Post ran an article on Tom Cantor’s most recent mass mailing of his book “Changed” – New Yorkers flooded with unsolicited book pushing religious change.

They called it “Junk mail for Jesus.” But as Apostle Paul wrote, he was glad for whatever motive Christ (the Messiah) was preached (Philippians 1:18). How much more when it’s “Junk mail for Jesus” with a good motive! And as the apostle Paul, a Jewish believer in Jesus, said “My heart’s desire and prayer to God for Israel is, that they might be saved” (Romans 1:10).

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