Christian Churches of God

No. CB22_2

 

 

Lesson:

Godís Holy Days

(Edition 2.0 20070210-20150904)

 

In this lesson we will review the basic outline of Godís Holy Days, correlate them to Godís Plan of Salvation, and provide suggested activities to be used in teaching the children about Godís Holy Days.

 

 

 

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Lesson:

Godís Holy Days

 

Goal:to explain the Holy Days of God and correlate them to the Plan of Salvation.

 

Objectives:

  1. Children will be able to identify the 7th day of the week as the Sabbath and that it is holy.

2.      Children will be able to describe what a New Moon is and know it is also a Sabbath.

  1. Children will be able to identify the three Feasts of God.
  2. Children will be able to identify the annual Holy Days and one key point to each Holy Day.

 

Resources:

Godís Holy Days (No. CB22)

 

Relevant Scriptures:

Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Amos 8:5; Exodus12:6,7

 

Format:

Open with prayer

Lesson on Activity

Close with prayer

 

Lesson:

1.      Read through the paper Godís Holy Days (No. CB22) unless it is read as a sermonette.

2.      Ask the children to list what Holy Days they know. If the children identify all the Holy Days correctly ask them to place them in the correct sequence.

3.      Review questions and answers; childrenís questions are in bold.

 

Q1.††††† Who do Christians worship?

 

A.††††††† True Christians worship the One True God (Deut. 6:4; Jn. 17:3; 1Tim. 6:16; 1Jn. 5:20).

Q2.††††† Do we worship Him by obeying His Commandments?

A.††††††† Yes, and by keeping His Laws (Rev. 12:17; 14:12; 22:14).

 

Q3.††††† What does the Fourth Commandment talk about?

A.††††††† The Sabbath Day and how we are to keep it holy (Ex. 20:8-11; Deut. 5:12-15).

Q4.††††† Is the Sabbath a sign between God and His people forever?

 

A.††††††† Yes. It is to remind us that God is our Creator (Ex. 31:15-17). The Sabbath serves as a special agreement (covenant) between God and His people forever. The Sabbath is a pleasure to keep because it is a day we spend with our family and others who believe as we do.

 

Q5.††††† On what day of the week does the Sabbath fall? Should we work or buy or sell on the Sabbath?

A.††††††† The Sabbath is the seventh day of the week, Saturday. It is not the first day of the week, Sunday, as many churches would have us believe.

The Bible says we are to work six days of the week (Ex. 20:9,11), but the seventh-day Sabbath (Saturday) is a day of rest from our normal work (Ex. 20:8,11). We are to keep this day holy, and when possible, we gather together with others to learn to obey God more completely. When we keep the Sabbath correctly we will then learn to keep Godís other Holy Days. We would never buy, sell, or work on the New Moons or the annual Holy Days, as they are treated in the same way as the weekly Sabbath (Jer. 17:21-22; Amos 8:5; Neh. 10:28-31; 13:15-19). For more details on how to keep the Sabbath correctly and why it is important see the paper The Sabbath Day (No. CB21).

 

Q6.††††† There is a special Sabbath each month; what is it called?

A.††††††† It is called the New Moon.

 

Q7.††††† On what day does the New Moon fall on? Can we work on that day?

 

A.††††††† The New Moon is the First day of every lunar month. It is a Sabbath day and we do not work on the New Moon (Amos 8:5). The New Moon can fall on any day in the month.

 

Q8.††††† What special thing did people do in the times of ancient Israel on the New Moons?

 

A.††††††† In Old Testament times and during the period of the Temple at Jerusalem, people went to talk to the prophets on the New Moon (1Sam. 20:5,18; 1Kgs. 4:23).

 

Q9.††††† After Christ died did the Church keep the New Moons?

 

A.††††††† Yes. The early Church kept the New Moons and Sabbaths for centuries (Col. 2:16).

 

Q10.††† Were the New Moons part of all the previous restorations Ė a restoration involves re-introducing Godís Law?

 

A.††††††† Yes. The New Moons are part of every restoration and will be kept by everybody when Christ comes back in the future to take over the rule of this planet (Isa. 66:23; Ezek. 45:17; 46:1,3,6).

 

Q11.††† When Messiah returns to the planet what will happen if people do not keep the Sabbath, New Moons and Feasts?

 

A.††††††† If people do not obey, then as a punishment they will not receive rain when they need it and they will suffer plagues. This worship would involve keeping the Sabbaths, New Moons, Feasts and Holy Days correctly and following Godís Calendar as He commands in the Bible (Zec. 14:16-19).

 

Q12.††† What are the two very special New Moons?

A.††††††† The first New Moon of the year and the seventh New Moon. From the Bible we know that many important events happened on the First day of the month. There was the restoration of the Earth under Noah when the waters dried up after the Flood (Gen. 8:13). Then we see Moses setting up of the Tabernacle on the First day of the month (Ex. 40:2). Also Ezra restored the second Temple on the First day of the month (Ezra 7:9).

The other special New Moon is the Day of Trumpets. It is the seventh New Moon of the year and is a Holy Day.

 

Q13.††† Which books of the Bible give us information about Godís Holy Days? What do the Holy Days show us?

A.††††††† Information about the annual Holy Days can be found in Leviticus 23:1-44, Numbers 28 and 29, and Deuteronomy 16:1-16. The Holy Days explain Godís Plan of Salvation to us on a yearly basis. See the paper The Plan of Salvation (No. CB30).

 

Q14.††† How many Feast periods are there?

A.††††††† The Holy Days are grouped into three harvest periods. Three times a year all males are commanded to come before God and present an offering (Ex. 23:14-17; 34:23, 24; Deut. 16:16).At these three times a year we go to where God has placed His Name. That means the leaders of the Church decide where we will keep the Feasts. We cannot keep the Feasts at our homes (Deut. 16:2,15,16).

 

Q15.††† What does the number three mean?

 

A.††††††† Completeness. For more information please see the paper Symbolism of Numbers (No. 7).

 

Q16.††† What is the reason we give our second tithe to the Church during the Third year?

A.††††††† This money is collected and held in a special account to be used to care for the poor over the next seven-year period (Deut. 14:28-29). People should set aside extra funds in the other years so they may attend Feasts in the third year.

 

Q17.††† What does the first harvest period of Passover symbolize?

A.††††††† At the first harvest period of Passover we remember Messiahís sacrifice and death on the stake. It is also the days of Unleavened Bread: for seven days we eat only unleavened bread. Wave Sheaf also occurs at this period; the High Priest would wave a sheaf/bunch of barley at 9:00 a.m. the time of the morning sacrifice. Christ also fulfilled this part of the sacrificial system since he ascended to the Father at 9:00 a.m. on the first day of the week in the year he was crucified i.e. 30 CE.

 

Q18.††† What does the second harvest period of Pentecost symbolize?

 

A.††††††† Pentecost is the harvest of the Church and those called as Ďthe electí. Here we see the High Priest waving two leavened loaves at 9:00 a.m. (Lev. 23:17).In the year Christ was crucified the Holy Spirit was given to the Church at 9:00 a.m. (Acts. 2:15), the same time the Wave Sheaf was anciently waved (per secular sources).

 

Q19.††† What does the third (or general) harvest period of Tabernacles symbolize?

 

A.††††††† The Feast of Tabernacles represents the millennial rule of Christ. From the Last Great Day all of mankind and the fallen Host are given the opportunity to know the One True God, and repent and change their ways.

 

Q20.††† What does the story of the Passover picture?

A.††††††† The story of the Passover pictures the salvation of the nation of Israel. But it represents the salvation of the entire planet. God showed us that by taking Israel out of Egypt, He was taking us out of sin. He will take the entire world out of sin at a future time.

 

Q21. †† How long does the Sanctification (setting apart to be holy) period last?

 

A.††††††† The whole process is actually a 21-day sanctification period that starts on the First day of the First month (Abib). This is called "cleansing the Temple". If we are baptized adults, we are now that Temple.

 

Q22.††† What day in the First month do baptized members fast and why?

 

A.††††††† The baptized adults of the Church fast on the Seventh day of the First month for those who currently do not know Godís way (Ezek. 45:17-20).

 

Q23.††† What day was the Lamb set aside? What did that represent or picture?

 

A.††††††† On the Tenth day of the First month the lamb was selected and set aside to be the Passover Lamb (Ex. 12:3). Israel was instructed that the lamb should be a perfect male lamb of the first year (Ex. 12:5).

 

Q24.††† How did the Israelites know how to keep the first Passover? What was one important part of the Passover?

A.††††††† Jesus Christ, who was the Angel of Yahovah of the Old Testament before he was made a human being, told Moses how to keep the Passover. Moses then instructed the Israelites how to keep the Passover. The Israelites were told if their families were too small to eat the entire lamb, they should share it with another family (Ex. 12:4). During late afternoon of the 14th of Abib the Israelites started killing the lambs for Passover (Ex. 12:6). They were instructed to collect some of the blood and make a mark on each side of the door and above the door of the house where they were eating the Passover lamb (Ex. 12:7). The people were to stay within the house where they ate the Passover lamb (Ex. 12:7-13).

 

Q25.††† Why was the blood put on the doorposts? What did it mean?

A.††††††† The blood on the doorposts was put there as a sign that the house and all the people inside would be ďpassed overĒ, when the death plague hit Egypt that night (Ex. 12:13). The night of the 15th at about midnight the Lord struck the first-born of Egypt. There was not a house where someone was not dead of man or beast (Ex. 12:29).

 

Q26.††† What were the Israelites commanded to eat this night; what did the meat represent?

A.††††††† They were told to roast the lamb whole and eat it with bitter herbs and unleavened bread (Ex. 12:8, 9). None of lamb was to remain till the morning; anything that was left was to be burnt in the fire (Ex. 12:10). The lamb that was sacrificed on the night of Passover was an example of how Jesus Christ would come and be our sacrificial Lamb (Jn. 1:29-30; 1Pet. 1:19). He would become the perfect sacrifice (Heb. 7:27; 9:12; 10:10-14; 1Pet. 3:18) and grant us reconciliation with God the Father. This was Christís first visit to Earth as a man and he came to fulfil the role of our High Priest.

 

Q27.††† What is this night called now? Do we still remember this night? If so how do we keep this night?

A.††††††† It is known as the Night to be Remembered or Night of Watching (Ex. 12:42, see note to verse 42 in The Companion Bible). We are told to keep this night as a memorial forever (Ex. 12:24). See the paper Moses and the Exodus (No. CB16). We are told to eat an animal of the herd, which is any clean animal such as lamb, beef, goat, etc., and have bitter herbs, salt and unleavened bread. We start eating the meal after dark on the 15th. A young child asks: ďWhat is the meaning of this night?Ē (Ex. 12:6) All the people present try to answer the questions that are asked. The adults stay up past midnight studying Godís word. The people there explain the meaning of the night and its symbols for all to hear and learn to fear God (Deut. 4:10; 10:12, 20; 14:23; 17:19; 31:12, 13). Children and baptized and unbaptized people can attend this meal.

 

Q28.††† When did the Pharaoh actually let the Israelites leave Egypt?

 

A.††††††† The night of the 15th at about midnight the Lord struck the first-born of Egypt. There was not a house where someone was not dead of man or beast (Ex. 12:29). From that point on Pharaoh allowed the Israelites to leave Egypt and worship God, as they had been instructed.

 

Q29.††† During Christís life what was the last meal he ate with his disciples called? Did Christ put any symbolism to that meal?

A.††††††† During his life, Jesus Christ kept the Chagigah meal on the 14th day of the First month (Mat. 26:20-25; Mk. 14:12-26; Jn. 13:26). This was the meal of the night before the actual Passover meal, when the lamb was sacrificed. On Christís last night on Earth he introduced new symbols for the baptized members of the Church (Mat. 26:26-30; Mk. 14:22-26; Lk. 22:15-20; Jn. 6:53-58). This included foot washing (Jn. 13:1-5) and symbolically eating the body and drinking the blood of Christ.

 

Q30.††† What are the services of foot washing and eating and drinking the body and blood of Christ called? Can children or unbaptized people attend? Why do we do this service?

A.††††††† This is referred to as the Lordís Supper. It is a service that only the baptized adults attend. The Lordís Supper is the yearly renewal of our baptismal agreement with God. It is one of only two sacraments of the Church. We are to take the bread and wine of the Lordís Supper only one time a year.

 

Q31.††† What happened on the daylight of the 14th Abib during Christís last year on the earth? What do we now do on that day?

 

A.††††††† When the first Passover lamb was killed in 30 CE Christ died on the stake. A few of Christís close friends asked to bury him in a tomb, close to where he died (Mat. 27:57-66). They buried him prior to dark (see the paper Who is Jesus? (No. CB2). Currently, on the daylight portion of the 14th of Abib people prepare the meal for the Night of Watching. At 3 p.m. on the 14th of Abib we also have a service as a memorial to Christís sacrifice and death.

 

Q32.††† Before we leave for the Feast of Passover/Unleavened Bread do we clean our houses and throw away any leavened products or ingredients?

 

A.††††††† Yes. The 15th of Abib is an annual Holy Day and we are commanded to assemble together (Ex. 12:16). The 15th is also the beginning of the Days of Unleavened Bread. God tells us to put all leaven out of our houses before we go away to keep the Passover (Ex. 12:15). So we need to remove all things like self-raising flour, yeast, baking powder, baking soda and bread from our cupboards, ovens and refrigerators, etc. We should clean our toasters and cupboards and places where these things were stored, cooked and eaten. This is a physical exercise and we should not be so busy doing this that we forget the real reason for the Passover and Days of Unleavened Bread.

 

Q33.††† Is the 15th of the First month a Holy Day? If so what else does it represent?

 

A.††††††† Yes, the 15th of Abib is an annual Holy Day, and we are commanded to assemble together (Ex. 12:16). The 15th is the first day of Unleavened Bread. We are told to eat unleavened bread for seven days (Ex. 12:17-20). Therefore, we donít eat bread, or cakes and biscuits, because they contain leaven or yeast. Leaven is a substance the makes things rise. Once leaven is put into something else it makes itself a part of the whole thing.

 

Q34.††† When did Christ die and how long was he in the grave?

 

A.††††††† Christ died on a Wednesday afternoon in 30 CE. He was in the grave 3 days and 3 nights just like the Sign of Jonah tells us. See the paper Who is Jesus? (No. CB2).

 

Q35.††† What happened after Christ rose from the dead?

 

A.††††††† Christ rose from the dead late on the weekly Sabbath. He ascended, or went into heaven at 9 a.m. on Sunday morning. Jesus Christ was accepted as the perfect sacrifice. Every year during the Feast of Unleavened Bread we keep the Wave Sheaf Offering on Sunday, in memory of this event (Lev. 23:10-14).

 

Q36.††† What time is the Wave Sheaf service? What do we start counting for from Wave Sheaf?

 

A.††††††† The Wave Sheaf service is held at 9:00 a.m. which is the same time as the morning sacrifice was offered. The Wave Sheaf is not a Holy Day unless it falls on the first or last day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. From the Wave Sheaf we begin to count the 50 days till Pentecost (Lev. 23:15,16).

 

Q37.††† On what days do we have services during Unleavened Bread and what days are Holy Days during Unleavened Bread?

 

A.††††††† There are services on each of the seven days of the Feast of Unleavened Bread. The 1st and the 7th days of the Feast are Holy Days and they are treated like a Sabbath (Ex. 12:15-18; Lev. 23:8; Deut. 16:8). The 7th day is the 21st of Abib and it is the last day of the 21-day Sanctification period.

 

Q38.††† What happens if a person is unable to take the Passover due to having a baby, travelling or for some other valid reason?

 

A.††††††† If a person is unable to take the 1st Passover due to some valid reason, he or she can

take the 2nd Passover, which occurs one month after the 1st Passover (Num. 9:6-13).

 

Q39.††† What does Pentecost, the second harvest, represent?

 

A.††††††† Pentecost represents the elect. These are the ones God is calling now and those who were called during their lives, but have already died. They understand Godís Plan and obey all He tells them to do.

 

Q40.††† In the year 30 CE what happened on the day of Pentecost?

 

A.††††††† It was the day the Apostles were all gathered together as Christ had told them to do. At 9 a.m. that day the Holy Spirit came upon them (Acts 2:14). The Apostles were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to talk to the crowds. Each person heard them in their native language. That day 3,000 people were baptized (Acts 2:41).

 

Q41.††† How many days after Wave Sheaf is Pentecost? What else do you know that has this number?

 

A.††††††† Pentecost is on the 50th day counting from the Wave Sheaf. Therefore, it is also on a Sunday. It shows us how God gives us one Jubilee period of 50 years during our life to fully understand His Plan. It is also made up of seven complete or perfect Sabbaths (Lev. 23:15, 16, Deut. 16:9).

 

Q42.††† How do we keep Pentecost today? Are we able to give an offering for the second time in the year?

 

A.††††††† Today, we are to travel to the place where God places His Name to keep Pentecost (Deut. 16:6; Mat. 26:17-19). It is one of the three times in the year we are told to take up an offering (Deut. 16:10). At this time we keep the weekly Sabbath and the Day of Pentecost with Godís people. Both days are kept as Sabbaths (Num. 28:26). So we have two Sabbath days together and we should prepare for them on the Friday before. All our shopping and cleaning should be done on Friday. Just as the Wave Sheaf was offered at 9 a.m., so too the morning service (or sacrifice) of Pentecost starts at 9 a.m.

 

Q43.††† What is another name for the Seventh New Moon? What does this day show us?

 

A.††††††† The first New Moon of the Seventh month is also the Day of Trumpets. It is kept as a Sabbath and we gather together with those who believe like us (Lev. 23:24, 25; Num. 29:1). It pictures the Seventh trumpet being sounded and Messiah returning to the planet to replace Satan as the Day Star, or ruler of the planet. This time Christ will return to the Earth in the function of a King, and he will enforce Godís system of Law and order. There is a period of time from when Jesus Christ returns to the Earth till Satan is put in the bottomless pit (Rev. 20:1-3).

 

Q44.††† What is the Marriage Supper or First Resurrection and when does it happen?

 

A.††††††† When Christ returns to the planet there will be a reunion with the elect. This is called the Marriage Supper (Rev. 19:7-10). The gospels tell us about the people referred to as the elect. Some of the elect are those termed as being "asleep" (1Cor. 15:6, 18; 1Thes. 4:13-16; 2Pet. 3:4). These people died after knowing and worshipping the One True God and having obeyed Godís Laws during their lives. With them will be those of the Church who are still alive when Messiah returns. These people will be changed from physical humans to spirit beings (1Cor. 15:51-52). It is still like a death but it will happen in a moment. All of these people will go to be with Messiah at Jerusalem at his return to help him rule the planet (see also Rev. 20:4-6). This event is referred to as the First Resurrection. The Bible says it is a better resurrection (Heb. 11.35).

 

Q45.††† What happens on the Tenth day of the Seventh month and what do baptized members do on this day? What does it picture?

 

A.††††††† We keep the Day of Atonement as a Sabbath (Lev. 23:27,28; Num. 29:7). This is another day that the adult baptized members of the Church fast from dark at the end of the Ninth day to dark of the Tenth day of the Seventh month (Lev. 23:27-32). Anyone who does not fast is cut off from God (Lev. 23:29). The day pictures the binding or putting away of Satan (Rev. 20:1-3).

 

Q46.††† How long is Satan put away or bound?

 

A.††††††† For 1000 years.

 

Q47.††† What happens five days later on the Fifteenth of the Seventh month?

 

A.††††††† We begin to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles or Booths. It is a Sabbath day and we again gather with Godís people (Lev. 34-35; Num. 29:12). It is the third time we are commanded to be where God places His Name and we take up an offering. This is taken up before daylight of the Fifteenth day (Deut. 16:16-17).

 

Q48.††† What does the Feast of Tabernacles picture?

 

A.††††††† The period of time Satan is put away. It is a period of 1,000 years or Period of Just Rule when Messiah and the saints get the planet ready and begin the new Millennium. The people will need to be organized in their tribes; the Temple will need to be set up in Jerusalem and some of the children and young adults, who are not yet spirit beings, will need to be organized as kings and priests in the millennial system. The Feast of Booths pictures the time when Jesus Christ, with the saints, will restore Godís system of Law on the planet. For about 1,000 years the planet will be free of Satanís influence. People will receive blessings if they obey Godís Law, but curses if they disobey His Law (see Deut 28).

 

Q49.††† What happens at the end of the 1000 years?

 

A.††††††† At the end of the one thousand years, Satan will be released for the same amount of time that was cut short before the Millennium (Rev. 20:7). Satan will once again try and influence people against the One True God (Rev. 20:8). Then people will rebel against Godís Law and Messiahís rule of the planet. Messiah and the saints will put the rebellion down for the final time. All the bad concepts like lying, stealing, murder etc. will be cast into the lake of fire. It will burn and serve as a memorial to everyone (Rev. 20:10). It will remind people that all these bad things are now destroyed.

 

Q50.††† What will happen to Satan and the other fallen Host?

 

A.††††††† Since God created all things, He can also destroy beings. Just as Jesus Christ was a spirit being and then was born a human and died, so too Satan and the fallen Host will also be made human (Isa. 14:16; Ezek. 28:16-19). Like all the people who ever lived and did not know Godís way, Satan and the Fallen Host will have a chance to qualify to be spirit beings again. However, they will not hold the same position that they once held before the rebellion.

 

Q51.††† What is the last of Godís Annual Holy Days called and what does it represent?

A.††††††† The Last Great Day is kept as a Sabbath (Lev. 23:36; Num. 29:35). It pictures the Second Resurrection. It occurs after the 1,000 years is completed (Rev. 20:5). It is a resurrection to correction or teaching (Jn. 5:19). All the dead people will be resurrected or made alive at twenty years of age. Even those who died as babies, or old people, will be twenty years old when they are resurrected. They will have two Jubilee periods, or one hundred years, to learn Godís ways and live by them (Isa. 65:20). God does not want anyone to perish (1Pet. 3:9; 1Tim. 2:4; Titus 2:11) or die the second death. There will be no resurrection from the second death. Since God created all things, it would appear all humans from Adam and Eve on and the fallen Host will qualify for some position in Godís Government.

 

Q52.††† Once Christ has put all things in subjection and there is no longer any sin on the planet what does Messiah do?

 

A.††††††† Christ hands the entire Creation back to the Father.

 

Q53†††† Does this Earth and Heaven remain forever?

 

A.††††††† No. There will be a new Heaven and Earth, but there will no longer be any sea (Rev. 21:1). The New Jerusalem is coming down out of Heaven from God (Rev. 21:10). There will be no sun or moon, because the glory of God will give us light and the Lamb (Christ) will be the lamp of the city. The Temple has 12 gates and all the people of the Earth come into the Temple through one of the gates of each of the twelve tribes and of the twelve Apostles. God will be all and all (1Cor. 15:28; Eph. 4:6). Man and the Host will be working together in Godís Plan.

 

Q54.††† What happens after New Jerusalem comes down from Heaven?

 

A.††††††† The Bible is unclear in regard to the next phase of the Plan. However, God will make that clear when it is time for us to know.

 

Activity ideas:

 

  1. Mixed Object Relay
  2. Balloon Relay Tower
  3. Hopscotch
  4. Worksheet: Godís Holy Days
  5. Matching Godís Holy Days

 

Mixed Object Relay

 

Supplies:

An object representing each Holy Day Ė a suggested list follows (make sure, if using this activity during Unleavened Bread, something else is used other than two leavened loaves of bread for Pentecost). You will need one set of items for each team. Signs: the Holy Days of God/ Godís Plan of Salvation. Individual signs listing each of the Holy Days: Passover/Unleavened Bread, Pentecost, Trumpets, Atonement, Tabernacles, Last Great Day (these could also be done with the letter outline and children can colour them in).

Annual Holy Days

 

Passover: sheaf of barley (can be some plastic purchased from a craft store) / unleavened bread (first and last days are Holy Days).

 

Pentecost: wheat / 2 x loaves; a dove for the Holy Spirit.

 

Trumpets: trumpet (is the Seventh New Moon).

 

Atonement: empty plate, white robe, or picture of white robe and 2 x goats.

 

Feast of Tabernacles: branches / Tabernacle /1000 somethings e.g. box of paper clips and note there are 1000 years in the Millennium.

 

Last Great Day: Last Great Day, 100 somethings same as above with the concept of signs that reflect the Holy Days.

 

Procedure: have supplies for each team; maximum seven players for a team, place the objects at the goal line and position the teams at the start line (keep a distance of at least 20 yards between the goal and start line, the distance can be longer if you want the children to run more). When you say: ďon your mark, get set, go!Ē the first child on each team runs downs and ideally picks up the first object in the series and runs back to the start line and hands it to the second team member who carries the first object and runs to the goal line and gets the next item in the sequence. The activity continues until all the items are collected. The team then runs to Holy Day Plan of Salvation and puts their items in the correct location.Once all teams have finished the teams can comment how they liked the activity and what is important about each of the Annual Holy Days.

Balloon Relay Tower

 

Supplies:Balloons, marker, list of Godís Holy Days and important days of the year, tape.

Procedure: Two teams (or everyone work together if the group is smaller). Race one by one and get a deflated balloon. Each team will get the same number of balloons. Blow up the balloon and label it with one of Godís Holy Days or other important days of the year (i.e. Sabbath, New Moons, Wave Sheaf, etc).As the child places the balloon on the tower have them explain why they chose the day they did, or one important aspect of the Holy Day. Try to form the highest tower with only one balloon on the bottom of the tower.

Hop Scotch

 

Supplies:Sidewalk chalk. Can also do with paper, tape, markers.

Procedure:Draw out the hop-scotch game, but instead of numbers list the feast days so they can see them and go through them as they play the game.In order to get to 10, feast days can include:

Weekly Sabbath

New Moon

1st Day of Unleavened Bread

Wave Sheaf (only one listed that is not treated as a Sabbath Day)

Last Day of Unleavened Bread

Pentecost

Trumpets

Atonement

1st Day of the Feast of Tabernacles

Last Great Day

 

After the activities are completed, close with prayer.

Passover and Pentecost Worksheet††††††

Reference text: God's Holy Day's (No. CB22).

  1. Where in the Bible is information on God's Holy Days?

(Lev. 23:1-44; Num. 28:29; Deut. 16:1-16)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. The Feasts of God are grouped into how many harvest periods?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. How many times a year are all males commanded to come before God and present

an offering? (Ex. 23:14-17; 34:23, 24; and Deut. 16:16)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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4††† How do we know where to keep the Feast?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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5.†† In the Third year what do we do with our second tithe? (Deut. 14:28-29)††††††††††††

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  1. The first harvest period is called?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

It represents the harvest of?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. The second harvest period is called?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

It represents the harvest of?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. The third harvest period is called?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

It represents the harvest of?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. What was the first sign Moses used with the Pharaoh?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What was the second sign Moses used with the Pharaoh?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. What was the third sign Moses used with Pharaoh?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. List the ten plagues.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. Which plague showed a difference between the Egyptians and God's people?†††††

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  1. Write a short story about the Exodus and draw a picture about it.†††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What was God showing us by taking Israel out of Egypt?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What does the word Sanctification mean?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What happens on the First day of the First month? (Ps. 81:3-5)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What does it mean to ďclean the TempleĒ today? (1Cor. 6:19; 2Cor. 6:16; Eph. 2:21)

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  1. What do adult members do on the Seventh day of the First month? Why?

(Ezek. 45:17-20)

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  1. What was set-aside on the Tenth of the First month? (Ex. 12:15)††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What happens before we leave to go keep the Passover? (Ex. 12:15)†††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What do the baptized members do on the night of the 14th Abib?

(Jn. 6:27-28; 13:1-20; 1Cor. 11:17-19; 1Pet. 3:21.) Why is this important?††††††††††††

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  1. On what day was Christ crucified in 30 CE?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What time of day did Christ die?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. When was Christ placed in the tomb?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. How long was Christ in the tomb?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. Who resurrected Christ?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What do we mean by the Night of Watching? (Ex. 12:42) When does it happen?

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  1. What did Christ do at 9 oíclock on Sunday morning?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What is this service called?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What does it represent?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. When do we start the count to Pentecost? (Lev. 23:10-16)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. How many days is it from Wave Sheaf to Pentecost? (Lev. 23:10-16) †††††††††††††††††

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  1. How many days do we eat unleavened bread? (Lev. 23:6ff; Deut. 16:3-4)†††††††††††

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  1. Why do we do this?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What happens if we miss keeping the First Passover because someone was having

a baby or too sick to go the Feast? (Num. 9:7-14; 2 Chr. 29:17ff.)†††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. Should we keep Easter? Why or why not?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What does Pentecost represent?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What happened on the Day of Pentecost? (Acts 2:15)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. Is Pentecost a Feast we are commanded to keep? Do we have the privilege again of

giving an offering at Pentecost? (Deut. 16:16)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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Seventh Month Holy Days and Feast Work Sheet

 

  1. The first two of Godís harvests fall in the First and Third months.

When does the last harvest occur? (Lev. 23:24,25; Num. 29:1) †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. What is the New Moon of the Seventh month called? ††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. What does it represent? (Rev. 20: 1-3)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. Do we know the exact day and time of this event? (Mat. 24:36; Mark 13:32-37)

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  1. Should we always be ready and watchful for it? (Mat. 24:42-46; Luke 21:34-36)

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  1. What is the Marriage Supper of the Lamb? (Rev.19:7-10)

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  1. What is the First Resurrection? Is it a better resurrection? (1Cor. 15:6, 18; 1Thes.

4:13-16; 2Pet. 3:4; Heb. 11.35)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. What Holy Day follows from the Tenth day of the Seventh month?

(Lev. 23:27,28; Num. 29:7)

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  1. What does this day picture? (Rev. 20:1-3)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What do adult members of the Church do this day? (Lev. 23:27-32)____________

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  1. How long will Satan be bound? (Rev. 20:1-7)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. What happens on the Fifteenth day of the Seventh month? (Lev. 23:27-32)

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  1. Are we able to give an offering again at this Feast? If so when does the offering

 

need to be taken up? (Deut. 16:16-17) †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. How long does this Feast last and what does it picture?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What happens at the end of the 1000 years? (Rev. 20:7)††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. Will Satan once again try and influence people against the One True God? (Rev.

20:8ff.) ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. What happens to Satan and the fallen Host in this final rebellion? (Isa. 14:16;

Ezek. 28:16-19) †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. What is the Last Holy Day in the Plan of God called? (Lev. 23:36; Num. 29:35)

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  1. When does it happen? (Rev. 20:5)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. Is it a resurrection to punishment? (Jn. 5:19) ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. How long do we think it will last? (Isa. 65:20) ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. Does God want any of His physical or spiritual creation to be lost or die the

Second Death? (1Pet. 3:9; 1Tim. 2:4; Titus 2:11) †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. Once there is no more sin and everything is under Christís control what does

Christ do?††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. Does this Earth, sea and Heaven remain forever? (Rev. 21:1)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. What comes down from Heaven? (Rev. 21:10).†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. Who or what will be lights of that world? Rev. 21:23)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

  1. What does the future Temple of God look like? (Rev.20:10ff.)†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

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  1. What does it mean for God to be ďall and allĒ? (1Cor. 15:28; Eph. 4:6)††††††††††††††††

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  1. Do we know what God has planned after that?†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 

 

CB22 Matching Godís Holy Days

 

Draw a line connecting the correct statement with number.

 

1.We eat unleavened bread for______ days.

15th

2.The lamb was set-aside on the_____ of the First month.

10th

3.The New Moon of any month always falls on the_____

100

4.From Wave Sheaf there are_____perfect Sabbaths to Pentecost

9:00a.m.

5.The Lord's Supper always happens on the_____.

7

6.The Fast for the Simple and Errorneous is on the_____.

49

7.The Sanctification period lasts for_____days.

7th

8.The Night of Watching occurs at the dark of the_____.

14th

9.There are_____years in a Jubilee.

6

10.Christ was in the tomb_____ days and_____ nights.

21

11.The Wave Sheaf service starts at_____.

15th

12.Christ died at_____.

2nd

13.Pentecost service happens at_________.

21st

14.The last Holy Day of Unleavened Bread falls on_____.

10th

15.There are _____harvest periods of God.

1st

16.Pentecost is the________harvest of God.

7

17.The cleansing of the Temple starts on the_____ day of the First month.

50

18.Seven perfect Sabbaths equal_____.

3

19.We can work†† _____ days during the week.

3:00 p.m.

20.The Feast of Trumpets occurs on the First Day of the _________ month.

9:00 a.m.

21.The Feast of Tabernacles lasts for ___________ days.

3

22.The Last Great Day lasts for _________ years.

1st

23.The Feast of Tabernacles starts on the ________ of the 7th month.

7

24.Atonement occurs on the ________of the 7th month

7th

 

Close with prayer