King James Version (KJV)
“Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.”
Our day of corporate worship will soon arrive. As the time quickly approaches, let us begin preparing ourselves for that time when we, along with other brothers and sisters in Christ, will join together in the worship Jesus, who is God with us, and is our Lord and Savior. As you continue down the page of this writing, you will find two videos of worship and praise, with them providing spiritual enclosure of the inspired Words of God.
Chanda Pierce offers a very heart warming and soul stirring song of worship. She is a very annointed saint of Christ and will tug at your heart strings. I heard her speaking, one time, about her experience as a young girl in church. She recalled her memories of the place where her family used to sit in their church. She chose the words, “second row … piano side” to tell where they sat. We can probably look through the portals of our mind and see where our loved ones used to sit in church. Maybe they sat on the …. “fourth row .. piano side.” Maybe those loved ones are no longer with us, but are in “the presence of Jehovah.”
Sabbath Worship Service – A Holy Communion – Friday
GEN 1: Creation, Gen 1:1-31
“God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day. “(Gen 1:5). “And God called the firmament Heaven. So the evening and the morning were the second day.”(Gen 1:8). “So the evening and the morning were the third day.”(Gen 1:13) “So the evening and the morning were the fourth day.”(Gen 1:19). “So the evening and the morning were the fifth day.”(Gen 1:23). “Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.”(Gen 1:31).
GEN 12: God’s Rest, A Sabbath Rest: Gen 2:1-3, 4004 B.C.Passover
2 Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. 2 And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.3 Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.” (Gen 2:1-3).
EX 12: Passover, Spoken To Israel; Israel Delivered, Ex 12:1-11, 1491 B.C.
12 “Now the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt, saying, 2 “This month shall be your beginning of months; it shall be the first month of the year to you. 3 Speak to all the congregation of Israel, saying: ‘On the tenth of this month every man shall take for himself a lamb, according to the house of his father, a lamb for a household. 4 And if the household is too small for the lamb, let him and his neighbor next to his house take it according to the number of the persons; according to each man’s need you shall make your count for the lamb. 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male of the first year. You may take it from the sheep or from the goats. 6 Now you shall keep it until the fourteenth day of the same month. Then the whole assembly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it at twilight. 7 And they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and on the lintel of the houses where they eat it. 8 Then they shall eat the flesh on that night; roasted in fire, with unleavened bread and with bitter herbs they shall eat it. 9 Do not eat it raw, nor boiled at all with water, but roasted in fire—its head with its legs and its entrails. 10 You shall let none of it remain until morning, and what remains of it until morning you shall burn with fire. 11 And thus you shall eat it: with a belt on your waist, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. So you shall eat it in haste. It is the Lord’s Passover.” (Exodus 12:1-11) (Also see Ex 12:12-51).
EX 16: Spoken To Israel, Ex 16:23-30, 1491 B.C.
23 Then he said to them, “This is what the Lord has said: ‘Tomorrow is a Sabbath rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord. Bake what you will bake today, and boil what you will boil; and lay up for yourselves all that remains, to be kept until morning.’” 24 So they laid it up till morning, as Moses commanded; and it did not stink, nor were there any worms in it. 25 Then Moses said, “Eat that today, for today is a Sabbath to the Lord; today you will not find it in the field. 26 Six days you shall gather it, but on the seventh day, the Sabbath, there will be none.”
27 Now it happened that some of the people went out on the seventh day to gather, but they found none.28 And the Lord said to Moses, “How long do you refuse to keep My commandments and My laws? 29 See! For the Lord has given you the Sabbath; therefore He gives you on the sixth day bread for two days. Let every man remain in his place; let no man go out of his place on the seventh day.” 30 So the people rested on the seventh day. (Exodus 16:23-30)
EX 20: Sabbath Rest, Spoken To Israel, Ex 20:1-2; Sabbath Rest, Ex 20: 3-11, 1491 B.C.
20 And God spoke all these words, saying:
2 “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 “You shall have no other gods before Me.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
7 “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.
LEV 23: God’s Appointed Times, Feasts, Spoken To Israel, Lev 23:1-44, 1490 B.C. (1-2, Spoken To Israel; 3, Sabbath Rest To Israel; 4-5, Feast Of Passover Given To Israel; 6-8, Feast Of Unleavened Bread/Sabbath Given To Israel; 44, Feasts Spoken To Israel.)
23 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the Lord, which you shall proclaim to be holy convocations, these are My feasts.
3 ‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work on it; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.
4 ‘These are the feasts of the Lord, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times. 5 On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the Lord’s Passover.
6 And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the Lord; seven days you must eat unleavened bread. 7 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it. 8 But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the Lord for seven days. The seventh day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.’”
44 So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the Lord.
NUM 28: God’s Appointed Times, Feasts, Spoken To Israel, Num 28:1-18, 1452 B.C. (1-2, Spoken To Israel; 16, Feast Of Passover Given To Israel; 17 Feast Of Unleavened Bread Given To Israel; 18, Israel Told To Have A Sacred Assembly, And To Do No Work.)
28 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Command the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘My offering, My food for My offerings made by fire as a sweet aroma to Me, you shall be careful to offer to Me at their appointed time.’
16 ‘On the fourteenth day of the first month is the Passover of the Lord.
17 And on the fifteenth day of this month is the feast; unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days.
18 On the first day you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work.
DEU 16: God’s Appointed Times, Feasts, Spoken to Israel, Deu 16:1-17, 1451 B.C. (1-2, Feast Of Passover, Spoken To Israel; 3-8, Feast Of Unleavened Bread, Spoken To Israel; Israel Told To Hold A Solemn Assembly.)
16 “Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover to the Lord your God, for in the month of Abib the Lord your God brought you out of Egypt by night. 2 Therefore you shall sacrifice the Passover to the Lord your God, from the flock and the herd, in the place where the Lord chooses to put His name.
3 You shall eat no leavened bread with it; seven days you shall eat unleavened bread with it, that is, the bread of affliction (for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste), that you may remember the day in which you came out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life. 4 And no leaven shall be seen among you in all your territory for seven days, nor shall any of the meat which you sacrifice the first day at twilight remain overnight until morning.
5 “You may not sacrifice the Passover within any of your gates which the Lord your God gives you; 6 but at the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide, there you shall sacrifice the Passover at twilight, at the going down of the sun, at the time you came out of Egypt. 7 And you shall roast and eat it in the place which the Lord your God chooses, and in the morning you shall turn and go to your tents. 8 Six days you shall eat unleavened bread, and on the seventh day there shall be a sacred assembly to the Lord your God. You shall do no work on it.
LUKE 22-23; The Passion Passover, A Look To The Death Of Jesus: 33 A.D., (22:1-2, Jews prepare for Passover and Unleavened Bread (Wednesday); 22:7-13, Jesus And Disciples At Passover Meal; 14-20, Jesus institutes the Lord Supper (Thursday); 22:54-23:46, Death Of Jesus (Friday); 23:47-55, Burial Of Jesus Necessary Before Sabbath (Friday); 23:56, Women prepared spices and perfumes (Friday before sundown) and “Rested On The Sabbath” (Friday Sundown until Saturday Sundown).)
22 Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called Passover. 2 And the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might kill Him, for they feared the people. (Luke 22:1-2)
Jesus and His Disciples Prepare the Passover
Luke 22:7-13 (Thursday)
7 Then came the Day of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover must be killed. 8 And He sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat.”
9 So they said to Him, “Where do You want us to prepare?”
10 And He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man will meet you carrying a pitcher of water; follow him into the house which he enters. 11 Then you shall say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, “Where is the guest room where I may eat the Passover with My disciples?”’ 12 Then he will show you a large, furnished upper room; there make ready.”
13 So they went and found it just as He had said to them, and they prepared the Passover.
Jesus Institutes the Lord’s Supper
Luke 22:14-20 (Thursday)
14 When the hour had come, He sat down, and the twelve[a] apostles with Him. 15 Then He said to them, “With fervent desire I have desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer; 16 for I say to you, I will no longer eat of it until it is fulfilled in the kingdom of God.”
17 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; 18 for I say to you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”
19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.
The Day Of Preparation/The Death Of Jesus
Luke 22:54-23:46, The Day Of Preparation, The Death of Jesus (Friday – Before Sundown/Sabbath)
Luke 23:47-55, Burial Of Jesus (Friday – Necessary Before Friday Sundown/Sabbath)
47 So when the centurion saw what had happened, he glorified God, saying, “Certainly this was a righteous Man!”
48 And the whole crowd who came together to that sight, seeing what had been done, beat their breasts and returned. 49 But all His acquaintances, and the women who followed Him from Galilee, stood at a distance, watching these things.
50 Now behold, there was a man named Joseph, a council member, a good and just man. 51 He had not consented to their decision and deed. He was from Arimathea, a city of the Jews, who himself was also waiting[a] for the kingdom of God. 52 This man went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. 53 Then he took it down, wrapped it in linen, and laid it in a tomb that was hewn out of the rock, where no one had ever lain before. 54 That day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near.
55 And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid.
Women Observe Sabbath
Luke 23:56, Women Prepare Spices Before Sabbath (Friday Sundown); Rest On Sabbath (Friday Sundown – Saturday Sundown).
56 Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.
LUKE 24: The Breaking Of Bread/The Lord’s Supper/A Look Back At The Resurrection Of Jesus: 33 A.D. (1-4, The First Day Of The Week, The tomb is empty; angels present (Sunday); 13-16, Jesus appears to disciples, unknown by them; 25-35, Jesus with disciples, The Breaking Of Bread, The Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion, Jesus known by disciples).
He Is Risen
Luke 24:1-4 The First Day Of The Week (After: Sabbath/Saturday Sundown/Sunday); The Tomb Is Empty.
24 Now on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they, and certain other women with them,[a]came to the tomb bringing the spices which they had prepared. 2 But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. 3 Then they went in and did not find the body of the Lord Jesus. 4 And it happened, as they were greatly[b] perplexed about this, that behold, two men stood by them in shining garments.
The Road to Emmaus
Luke 24:13-16, Jesus appears to disciples
13 Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles[a]from Jerusalem. 14 And they talked together of all these things which had happened. 15 So it was, while they conversed and reasoned, that Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. 16 But their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know Him.
The Disciples’ Eyes Opened
Luke 24:25-35, The Breaking Of Bread, The Lord’s Supper, Holy Communion
25 Then He said to them, “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken!26 Ought not the Christ to have suffered these things and to enter into His glory?” 27 And beginning at Moses and all the Prophets, He expounded to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning Himself.
28 Then they drew near to the village where they were going, and He indicated that He would have gone farther. 29 But they constrained Him, saying, “Abide with us, for it is toward evening, and the day is far spent.” And He went in to stay with them.
30 Now it came to pass, as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened and they knew Him; and He vanished from their sight.
32 And they said to one another, “Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the Scriptures to us?” 33 So they rose up that very hour and returned to Jerusalem, and found the eleven and those who were with them gathered together, 34 saying, “The Lord is risen indeed, and has appeared to Simon!” 35 And they told about the things that had happened on the road, and how He was known to them in the breaking of bread.
One In Christ
Galatians 3:28, Communion unites all who have been born again into one Spirit.
28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus.
John 14:20, Unity of spirits of believers in Christ, One indwelling all others.
20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.
ConsiderThe Descendcants Of Ham and Japheth And The Feasts.
How do they fit into the feats, etc.?
Consider Jesus’s Words At Passover And At The Breaking Of Bread.
What words were omitted from His words, that people would include today?
Our second song of worship follows. May it also lead you to a personal and intimate worship of Jesus.
Worship In Song – Holy Are You Lord
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