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April 3rd, 2023


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Join us daily for a message to encourage you during this spring festival season.

New Covenant Passover Service
Tuesday April 4, 2023
8:00 pm (PDT)
Foot-washing ceremony
Wine and Bread service

Thursday April 6, 2023
Webcast 11:30 am (PDT)

Passover - Faith and Obedience

Being Holy

If we are not “Holy” we will not “see the LORD!” Being holy is an important message from God, during the days of unleavened bread – to be holy as God is holy. Sin defiles individuals and nations, but the priests of God, those who teach and encourage God’s people must value His standard of holiness, and be holy, showing respect for His name. What are those standards that God has established for His priests, those who serve Him?

DAY 2 of Unleavened Bread
Friday April 7, 2023
11:30 am (PDT)
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lessons from unleavened breadLeading Unleavened Lives

Unleavened Bread — Our Spiritual Heritage

Paul in writing to the Corinthians reminded them of their spiritual heritage. He had instructed them to ‘put out the leaven’ in accordance with the Lord God’s instructions in the book of Exodus. For even though Gentiles by birth, they had become part of God’s people by baptism. But there was a problem. They had removed the physical leaven from their homes. But, they were not leading unleavened lives…


Day 3 of Unleavened Bread

Sabbath April 8, 2023
11:30 am (PDT)

wave sheaf and our Messiah

Christ and the Wave Sheaf

Paul was eager to preach the gospel, and in doing so he helps us understand the message of the wave sheaf. He wanted everyone to know the reality of the Messiah. For what he had witnessed had given him confidence that Jesus was indeed the Christ, the Messiah. It was through the Messiah, the Son of God, that all people would experience the hope of eternal life. And yet, the Jewish leaders went to Pilate to demand that Jesus be crucified for blasphemy, as he equated himself with the Lord God of Israel.  Amazingly, the efforts of the Jewish leaders in bringing Jesus before the Roman authorities aided in fulfilling the prophecies about Jesus. When we read the gospel accounts of Jesus’ crucifixion and death we note the many ways in which these events confirmed his Messiahship.


Day 4 of Unleavened Bread

Sunday April 9, 2023
11:30 am (PDT)

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beware the devils devicesBeware the Devil’s Devices

Jesus’ example should convict us of the reality of the Devil’s devices. The Tempter appeared to Jesus and challenged him on his identity with the taunt, “If you are the Son of God…?” Likewise, he may test us, getting us to doubt or question our identity as God’s children, called by his name, and given the promises of a future with God. Paul warned of such deception in speaking of the cunning of the ‘Serpent’ who is able to seduce us away from devotion to God through sowing doubt and delusion. Our adversary is a master of the half-truth, a clever combination of truth and error. Perhaps you have had to battle this negative inner voice of doubt and deception.



Day 5 of Unleavened Bread

Monday April 10, 2023
11:30 am (PDT)

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Rahab: a Passover story

Rahab: a Passover story

True Worship — Will God Hear Your Prayers


God hears the prayers of those who worship Him in truth. So do we know what true worship is?  Let’s learn a lesson from the days of Unleavened Bread and the conquest of Jericho that shows us who God will hear and who God will not hear. Rahab and Achan’s stories provide object lessons for our day. The scriptures  tell us in clear terms what God expects of those who worship Him, serving God and others. Does God take notice of you and does he hear your prayers?



Day 6 of Unleavened Bread

Tuesday April 11, 2023
11:30 am (PDT)

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Israel at the Red Sea go forwardFear NOT – Go Forward

Why We Remember

Are you facing a “Red Sea” roadblock in your life? Are you prepared to “go forward?” The last Feast day of Passover/Unleavened Bread teaches us powerful lessons about how to live our lives and face the obstacles we encounter. One of God’s instructions to his people at this time of year was to teach our children about the symbols and events of the Passover season. This was not just to be an ancient history lesson, a dull retelling of millennia-old stories. Rather, these stories were object lesson designed to teach us how to live in the present. In this way all generations were to preserve a knowledge of how God works in our lives.



Day 7 of Unleavened Bread

Wednesday April 12, 2023
11:30 am (PDT)

The seas are being partedChrist Leads will You Follow?

The people of God, the Israelites, walked through the sea on dry ground on the last day of unleavened bread. Our ancestors in the faith were led by Christ, in a pillar of cloud and fire, as they left Egypt and entered the wilderness. The Lord sheltered and protected them in their desert wanderings. But did they follow? And what are some crucial lessons that the experiences of the Israelites teach us in our walk with Christ? Christ leads, but will we follow fully?


Trapped at a dead end

April 1st, 2023

Malachi and the Great Sabbath

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Malachi, the messenger of God, wrote the Lord’s message to rehearse the events and lessons of previous centuries and to foreshadow future events. He wrote in a time when people were becoming complacent and losing hope. This book which forms a bridge between the Hebrew and Greek scriptures was traditionally read on the Great Sabbath before Passover. In God’s great human epic, God warns those who say they are his people but refuse to acknowledge their failings and do what is right. God takes issue with the contemptuous priests, who do not honour him. He will judge those teachers who are hypocrites and show favouritism. More

March 24th, 2023

Marriage — Your Safe Harbour

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Marriage — Safe Harbour

Marriage may have gone out of fashion in some circles, but living with reality instead of fantasy is important. And the reality is marriage was designed to be a ‘safe harbour’ from the vicissitudes of life. So is this your marriage? And if it is not, what can you do about it?
An important principle to understand is that your marriage is a covenant, and it should reflect the same kind of covenant loyalty that you have with God. More

March 23rd, 2023

Fellowship of the King

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Fellowship of the King

In Genesis, the book of beginnings, God initiated a plan that has been consistent through time. It was a plan for man to be brought into fellowship with God and to work in partnership to accomplish his purpose. Yet, there would be challenges, as powerful spiritual forces would always be at work trying to undermine the plan and enslave the people.
Like Frodo and Sam in Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, we, as believers, have ‘fallen into this story’ and have become part of a fellowship — the Fellowship of the King. More

March 20th, 2023

Christ Will Return — All Things Fulfilled

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Christ Will Return – All Things Fulfilled

The disciples during Jesus’ ministry expected Jesus, the Messiah, to fulfill all of the prophecies written about him in the Hebrew scriptures. In fact he had promised them that he had come to fulfill all that was written in the law, the writings, and the prophets.
And yet, when quoting the book of Isaiah in the synagogue, Jesus stopped his message half-way through the passage and declared that this portion of the scripture had been fulfilled.
Christ had indeed come to bring the ‘good news,’ but there was more to the prophecy. More

March 19th, 2023

Don’t Rationalize a False Faith – Countering Christian Minimalists

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Don’t Rationalize a False Faith – Countering Christian Minimalists

Why did most Christians compromise or collaborate with the Nazi’s in the 1930’s? The history of that time is very instructive for our time. It also recalls a time in the history of God’s people when there were those faithful few who stood up to the overwhelming might of the Seleucid empire . And were it not for their faith in the truth of scripture and their courage to fight the evil of the time then there would have been no Jewish nation when Jesus, the Messiah was born. More

March 5th, 2023

Esther: Queen with a mission

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Esther and the scepterThe story of Queen Esther:
Purim is a time to reflect on the blessing of God’s deliverance and the knowledge that God can use the humble who serve Him to put to shame the proud who seek to destroy His people. This story of Esther (retold in a 7 act play with stage directions) can be performed as a play or informally read as a reader’s theatre activity.