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The Holy Days  

Meaning

Common Ground Christian Ministries is part of a growing group of Christians who have rediscovered the deep meaning and spiritual benefit in celebrating the seven annual holy days given by God in Leviticus 23 and that were observed by the Christians in the New Testament. Through observance and understanding of these days, Christians can glimpse a picture of God’s plan for humans. Click here to find out when these celebrations occur.

Holy Days—Celebrations that connect us to our purpose

  • The Passover Service memorializes the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, who died to cleanse us from our sins. (I John 1:7)
  • The seven Days of Unleavened Bread, which immediately follow the Passover, remind us, as Paul said in I Corinthians 5:8, to reject malice and wickedness and to live lives of sincerity and truth.
  • Pentecost, or the Feast of Weeks, marks the beginning of the New Testament Church in Acts 2.
  • The resurrection of the just (1 Corinthians 15:52) and the second coming of Jesus (Revelation 11:15) are marked with the sound of a trumpet. The Feast of Trumpets in the fall points us to the time He will return to earth with His saints.
  • A time of reflection and reconciliation, the Day of Atonement reminds Christians how much better the world will be when without evil. (Romans 5:11).
  • The spiritual highlight of the year for most of our members, the seven-day Feast of Tabernacles, pictures a world at peace under the perfect rule of Jesus and is prophesied to be observed in the Millennium. (Zechariah 14:16)
  • The Last Great Day points Christians to the Great White Throne judgment, a time when all those who never had a chance for salvation are allowed to drink of living waters and those who are committed to evil are condemned. (Ezekiel 37, John 7:37 and Rev. 20:11-12)

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