Episode 26 - A THANKSGIVING FEAST

Show Notes:

  • Thanksgiving as a Biblical Theme in Both Testaments
  • Origins of Thanksgiving in America
  • 6 National Feasts
    • 3 of These Were "Pilgrimage Feasts"
      • Passover
      • Pentecost
      • Booths/Tabernacles/Tents
  • Principles from the Feast of Booths
    • Agricultural (The Present Blessings)
      • Emphasis on Branches and Fertility of the Promised Land (Lev. 23)
      • A Celebration of the Harvest (Deut. 16:13-16)
      • Focus on JOY (an Overflow)
        • Vertical Overflow (back toward God)
        • Horizontal Overflow (sharing of blessings & joy with others)
      • Look at all the angles God pours from, not just focusing on one
      • A Shared Celebration, An Outreach to Those Less Fortunate
        • Orphans
        • Widows
        • Foreigners/Strangers
      • Not Just for "Blood Family"
    • Commemorative (The Past Blessings)
      • The Camping in Tents Remembers the Wilderness Wandering
      • God Provided for His People
        • Food
        • Clothing
        • Water
        • Community
        • Atonement for Sins
        • Laws for Justice
      •  A Reminder that Sin Has Consequences but God is Faithful to His Covenant
  • Psalm 118