Monthly Archives: April 2011

Christ the Firstfruits

As the Christian world celebrates the resurrection of Christ this Easter Sunday, let us not forget our Jewish brothers and sisters who this same day celebrate Yom Bikkerim (The Feast of Firstfruits).  What is the connection of this Jewish Feast and the Christian celebration of Easter?  Is there something we can learn from this ancient holiday?

We find the command God gave His people to celebrate seven specific feasts or festivals in Leviticus 23.  The third holiday given was the Feast of Firstfruits which was to be held the Sunday after the Sabbath following Passover, which just happens to be today.  So what is the significance of this holiday? Continue reading


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