Series 4 - God's Plan for You and the Entire World
This series looks at God's master plan that offers human beings the
opportunity for eternal life! We will look at it through the lens of God's
festivals and Holy Days and their profound meaning. These often-neglected
biblical festivals can help unlock what Jesus called the "mystery
of the kingdom of God."
Bible Study Guide Lessons
Lesson 1: The Festivals of the Old and New Testaments
Do you know why the Bible commands us to celebrate seven festivals
every year? What did the Old Testament festivals mean to the New Testament
Church? What can these harvest festivals teach us about God's growth plan
for us and all humanity?
Lesson 2: The Sabbath: Remembering Creation and Looking Forward to the
Promised Future Rest
God completed creation week by setting apart the Sabbath. He made
it a weekly appointment for His people, and He now uses it to help us
look forward to the promised spiritual rest in His Kingdom.
Lesson 3: Christ, Our Passover: The Beginning of God's Master Plan
Without this first step pictured by the Passover, there would be
no hope for humanity. But because Jesus Christ gave His life as our
Passover sacrifice, we have a potential beyond human imagination!
Lesson 4: Feast of Unleavened Bread: Our Part in God's Master Plan
Jesus Christ opened the way to salvation by giving His life as our Passover sacrifice to pay for our sins. What does the Bible teach about our response to that awesome act of love? What does the second of God's festivals teach us about the next step in God's plan of salvation?
Lesson 5: Feast
of Pentecost: "Firstfruits" Called Now
The third step in God's plan highlights the giving of the Holy Spirit
and the beginning of the Church of God. What is the role of the Church
in the plan of salvation? Who is God calling now, and why?
Lesson 6: Feast of Trumpets: War and Rescue
The Feast of Trumpets heralds the return of Jesus Christ to set up
the Kingdom of God on the earth. His coming will signal the end of the
prophesied terrible time of war and beginning of new life for Christ's
Lesson 7: Atonement: Satan Bound, Humanity Freed!
The biblical Day of Atonement, also called Yom Kippur, has many lessons
for Christians. Few understand its connection to an important end-time
prophecy about Satan, the great deceiver. Where does the meaning of
the Day of Atonement fit in God's plan of salvation?
Lesson 8: Feast of Tabernacles: Picturing the Millennium of Peace
The biblical Feast of Tabernacles has many lessons for Christians.
Where does the meaning of the Feast of Tabernacles fit in God's plan
Lesson 9: Last Great Day: Hope for All Who Have Ever Lived
Billions of people have died without ever having a chance for salvation.
Could a loving God allow so many to be lost? The last Holy Day and the
last step in God's plan of salvation reveal surprising and encouraging
Lesson 10: How to Celebrate God's Festivals Today
God didn't intend for people to just learn about His Sabbaths and
festivals and their meanings. He wants us to celebrate them, worshipping
Him and fellowshipping with other believers when we can.