When shall we worship? While it is always a good time to worship God, we believe that God has appointed special times to assemble, worship, and praise His name. The bible tells us when these special times are.
“And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: The feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are my feasts’”. (Leviticus 23: 1-2)
God calls his special times of worship “feasts of the Lord”! The feasts of Lord include the Sabbath, Passover (The Lord's Supper Service) and Days of Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Feast of Trumpets, Day of Atonement, Feast of Tabernacles, and Last Great Day. Although these feast days were commanded by God in the Old Testament, they are as relevant today as they were back then. God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow! The feasts of the Lord are God’s feast days, not Jewish holidays. Although they commemorated important events in Israel’s spiritual history, they also looked to the future. Pointing to Jesus Christ and God’s plan of salvation through Him, God’s feast days have more meaning for Christians then they ever did to ancient Israel. After all, just about everything in the Old Testament scriptures pointed to Jesus Christ. As one grows in his or her understanding of Gods feast days, the New Testament literally comes to life in ways that it never did or could before. In fact, the feasts of the Lord point to every important event and every aspect of God’s plan of salvation that is important to Christians. And there is something else that should be considered. According to the overwhelming testimony of the Scriptures, God’s feast days were observed by Jesus Christ, the apostles, and New Testament church. So, come worship with us as we celebrate the feasts of the Lord!
“I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord.’” (Psalm 122: 1)