More Than History
By Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!”
The primary day of worship moved to the first day of the week, the day of the Resurrection. The first believers worshiped on both the Jewish Sabbath and then again on "the Lord’s Day," as it came to be known.
Jesus’ passion, death, resurrection, and ascension are more than a series of historical events for the believer. Jesus was the fulfillment of the Old Testament feast of the Passover. The Scriptures are very clear in describing all these events in light of Jewish festivals, but we often miss those references as Western thinkers. The more we understand these Jewish festivals, the clearer our picture of what God is doing in the largest picture.
When we see this, we begin to realize Jesus literally ushered in a new era, a new creation... and thus his words: “Behold, I make all things new.”