Shavuot at The Back 40 Farm

Sunday, May 19, 2024

5 – 9:00PM

Shavuot

Did you know that the well-known Christian holiday of Pentecost
actually happened on the day of the ancient Feast of God, Shavuot?

The Feasts of YHWH tell the beautiful story of the Gospel perfectly through hearing, seeing, and experiencing God’s amazing plan for His creation. If you love the Messiah and long to sync your life to the rhythm established by God in His Word, come join us at the Feast of Weeks (also known as Pentecost), at the Back 40 Farm on Sunday, May 19th, at 5 pm.

We will start our evening with a homemade meal and then transition into worship and telling of God’s story as told through His Appointed Times, the Mo’edim. Why were the disciples gathered together at Pentecost? Was it a coincidence that the Holy Spirit was given on the very day of an ancient Biblical feast? What are we, as believers in the Messiah, to do about it in the 21st century? Join us as we explore answers to these questions (and others!), break bread together, and worship our God as one. This event is free to all who would like to join us. However, we do need your RSVP so that we prepare enough food for all our guests. We are grateful and excited to host Dr. Jay Messerer along with Brook Arbor Worship Arts team as part of our celebration.

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Shavuot Scripture - Exodus 23:13-15

13 “Pay attention to do everything I have told you, and do not even mention the names of other gods—do not let them be heard on your lips. 14 “Three times in the year you must make a pilgrim feast to me. 15 You are to observe the Feast of Unleavened Bread; seven days you must eat bread made without yeast, as I commanded you, at the appointed time of the month of Abib, for at that time you came out of Egypt. No one may appear before me empty-handed.

Shavuot Scripture - Exodus 34:22-24

22 “You must observe the Feast of Weeks—the firstfruits of the harvest of wheat—and the Feast of Ingathering at the end of the year. 23 At three times in the year all your men must appear before the Sovereign Lord, the God of Israel. 24 For I will drive out the nations before you. and enlarge your borders; no one will covet your land when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year.

Shavuot Scripture - Leviticus 23:15-22

15 “‘You must count for yourselves seven weeks from the day after the Sabbath, from the day you bring the wave-offering sheaf; they must be complete weeks. 16 You must count 50 days—until the day after the seventh Sabbath—and then you must present a new grain offering to the Lord. 17 From the places where you live you must bring two loaves of bread for a wave offering; they must be made from two-tenths of an ephah of fine wheat flour, baked with yeast, as firstfruits to the Lord. 18 Along with the loaves of bread, you must also present seven flawless yearling lambs, one young bull, and two rams. They are to be a burnt offering to the Lord along with their grain offering and drink offerings, a gift of a soothing aroma to the Lord. 19 You must also offer one male goat for a sin offering and two yearling lambs for a peace-offering sacrifice, 20 and the priest is to wave them—the two lambs—along with the bread of the firstfruits, as a wave offering before the Lord; they will be holy to the Lord for the priest.

21 “‘On this very day you must proclaim an assembly; it is to be a holy assembly for you. You must not do any regular work. This is a perpetual statute in all the places where you live throughout your generations. 22 When you gather in the harvest of your land, you must not completely harvest the corner of your field, and you must not gather up the gleanings of your harvest. You must leave them for the poor and the resident foreigner. I am the Lord your God.’”

Shavuot Scripture - Number 28:26-31

26 “‘Also, on the day of the firstfruits, when you bring a new grain offering to the Lord during your Feast of Weeks, you are to have a holy assembly. You must do no ordinary work. 27 But you must offer as the burnt offering, as a sweet aroma to the Lord, two young bulls, one ram, seven lambs one year old, 28 with their grain offering of finely ground flour mixed with olive oil: three-tenths of an ephah for each bull, two-tenths for the one ram, 29 with one-tenth for each of the seven lambs, 30 as well as one male goat to make an atonement for you. 31 You are to offer them with their drink offerings in addition to the continual burnt offering and its grain offering—they must be unblemished.

Shavuot Scripture - Deuteronomy 15:9-12

9 You must count seven weeks; you must begin to count them from the time you begin to harvest the standing grain. 10 Then you are to celebrate the Feast of Weeks before the Lord your God with the voluntary offering that you will bring, in proportion to how he has blessed you. 11 You shall rejoice before him—you, your son, your daughter, your male and female slaves, the Levites in your villages, the resident foreigners, the orphans, and the widows among you—in the place where the Lord chooses to locate his name. 12 Furthermore, remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and so be careful to observe these statutes.

Shavuot Scripture - Acts 2:1-4

Now when the day of Pentecost (“50 days”…Shavuot) had come, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like a violent wind blowing came from heaven and filled the entire house where they were sitting. And tongues spreading out like a fire appeared to them and came to rest on each one of them. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak in other languages as the Spirit enabled them.

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