In these lessons, you will learn about three autumn holidays:
- Rosh Hashanah (the Jewish New Year), in which we reflect on our lives, ask forgiveness, and thank the Lord for providing His Son to die in our place.
- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement), in which we acknowledge the seriousness of our sins, but rejoice in the atonement provided by Messiah Jesus.
- Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles), during which we celebrate God’s provision for all our needs.
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Hanukkah reminds us that the Temple is a holy place where God’s people would worship and rejoice. But we cannot worship and rejoice in a place that is uncared for or where there are things that must be gotten rid of. After the people cleaned up the Temple and rededicated it, they were able to worship God with a pure heart.
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Advent means “the coming” – We are waiting for the coming of Christmas Day when we can celebrate the birth of the Messiah, Jesus. The Old Testament prophets proclaimed over and over again the coming of a King, a Messiah who would bring people peace and mercy. Advent is not just four weeks of waiting to celebrate Jesus’ birth, but His life, His death, and His future return in power and glory!
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Passover contains many key lessons about faith, sin, redemption and the power of the Lord!
The goal of these lessons is to teach children about Passover through retelling the Bible story, showing how Jewish people celebrate Passover and intertwining it with games, learning Hebrew words, crafts and eating some of the Passover elements.
Depending on your time, you can either do the whole lesson or pick and choose parts.
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Easter is the celebration of Jesus’ resurrection from the dead—it is the most extraordinary day in the history of the world! Jesus, the Son of God who came to save us, had lived and ministered among His people for 33 years. People who didn’t understand His unique mission plotted to kill him. Jesus’ death coincided with the Jewish Passover—He served as our Passover Lamb. But, miracle of miracles—He rose from the dead! We celebrate the fact that Jesus conquered death once and for all. He is risen!
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Shavuot (or Pentecost) is one of the seven feasts of the Lord described in Leviticus 23. It is traditionally celebrated by the Jewish people as the time when Moses received the Ten Commandments on Mount Sinai, and it also celebrates the first wheat harvest of the spring in Israel.