Why Study the Feasts of the Bible?
After Israel left Egypt, God appointed seven Feasts for the new nation to observe each year. (Lev. 23) As they assembled for these appointed times, beginning with Passover, and culminating in the Feast of Tabernacles, they continually remembered what God had done to rescue them.
Today, these ancient Feasts are actively celebrated around the world, by Jewish people, and a growing number of non-Jewish believers in Yeshua, as they recognize that these 7 Feasts of God paint a perfect portrayal of our Messiah and His work in our lives. Each of the Feasts was designed by God to point to a different aspect of His redemptive program. Through His death and resurrection, Yeshua fulfilled the Spring Feasts, providing salvation through His sacrifice, and sanctification through the giving of the Holy Spirit. The Fall Feasts, which have yet to be fulfilled, give us an idea of what to expect as we anticipate His triumphant return, and our glorification in Him. As these aspects of God’s redemptive program are illustrated each year through the celebration of these Feasts, they proclaim the faithfulness of God in the Messiah of Israel.
Through this six-session study, learn the incredible details of how each of the Feasts of Israel points to Yeshua, and find out how you and your family, church, or congregation can celebrate these Feasts today. You will be encouraged in your faith as you see how God has proclaimed the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10) through the Feasts of Israel, and also equipped to use these God-given witnessing tools to share Messiah with those who may have celebrated them their whole lives, yet have never before considered their fulfillment in the Messiah!
“Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.” – Ruth 1:16
With these words, Ruth, a Moabite widow, joined herself forever to the God of Israel and His people. And God, full of mercy to all who come to Him, redeemed her, and accepted this Moabitess, one of the cursed enemies of Israel, as one of His own. Through Ruth’s loving testimony, God changed her mother-in-law, Naomi’s, life from being full of bitterness to full of blessing.
As we look at the book of Ruth, it would appear to be a story mainly about love and friendship, and this is certainly a theme throughout the book. However, as we take a deeper look, we see it is also the story of the people of Israel and their need for a Redeemer. Find out how this timeless account points to our ultimate Redeemer, Yeshua the Messiah, and how it reveals His unconditional love for us – a love that desires to redeem your past, restore your present, and give you a hope-filled future!
In these six sessions you will:
✡ Learn about the historical background of the book of Ruth, including what marriage, widowhood, and redemption meant in biblical times
✡ Dive into the beautiful symbolism of this account, learning how Boaz as kinsman-redeemer prefigures and points to our ultimate Redeemer, Yeshua
✡ Discover how Ruth’s love for Naomi foreshadows Paul’s teaching in the book of Romans about the incredible calling all non-Jewish believers in Yeshua have toward the Jewish people