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Series: God's Special Holidays
Ernest L. Easley
During the month of December in communities across America there is what is called The Tour of Homes. Perhaps you have been on one of those tours. It gives you the opportunity to walk through and enjoy some of the most beautiful and historical homes in the community.
Now tonight we're going to begin our own tour but not of homes but of holidays! This is going to be the Tour of Holidays! You say, ''Pastor, what is the tour of holidays?'' Well on these Sunday nights beginning tonight we're going to be touring GOD'S SPECIAL HOLIDAYS found in the Old Testament.
I suppose there is not a nation on earth that doesn't have it's own special holidays. We've got holidays that commemorate the birth of presidents religious beliefs significant political and historical events to name a few. But did you know that God has declared and designated a few holidays of His own?
Well He has! In fact seven of them! God has seven special holidays and it is those holidays that we're going to be taking a look at beginning tonight. We're going to be learning what those 7 holidays meant then what they mean today and what they mean to us personally!
GOD'S SPECIAL HOLIDAYS! You will not want to miss a single Sunday night as we discover how these 7 holidays reveal just how much God loves us and provides for us! Let me show you what I mean.
Take your Bible and turn to Leviticus 23. Here we find all seven holidays listed in chronological order. Let's begin reading in verse 1 down through verse 5 as we consider tonight:
GOD'S SPECIAL HOLIDAYS
Now it is here that God instructs Moses regarding His special holidays or the seven feasts of Israel. And as you well know the number seven in the Bible speaks of perfection or completion. And it is no coincidence that God gave them seven feasts and here's why: these feasts are a perfect picture of Jesus and His Church. They are not ...
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