Can the Church of Christ observe annually the celebration of Passover?

On behalf of your brother Octave, called to be a prisoner of Christ by the will of God, may grace and peace be given to you by Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

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Solemnly to praise Jesus Christ, to celebrate and proclaim his name, his strength, his love, his victory, his greatness, his reign, his glory, is to honor the sacrifice of Jesus Christ made on the cross of Golgotha ​​for him who will believe in him. .

Thanksgiving with gratitude, to Jesus Christ even seeing how to say thank you was written in the law of Moses as a perpetual ordinance to put it into practice.

Yes in the Old Testament the Jews celebrated their liberation from Egypt.

<These are the feasts of the Lord, the holy convocations, which you will publish in their appointed times.

The first month, the fourteenth day of the month, between the two evenings, will be the Passover of the Lord.

And on the fifteenth day of this month shall be the feast of unleavened bread in honor of the LORD; you will eat unleavened bread for seven days (Leviticus 23: 4-6).

<On the fourteenth day of the first month, you will have Passover. The party will last seven days; we will eat unleavened bread. The prince will offer that day, for himself and for all the people of the land, a bull for a sin offering. During the seven days of the feast he shall offer a burnt offering to the LORD seven bulls and seven rams without blemish, every seven days, and one goat for a sin offering every day (Ezekiel 45: 21-24).

Yes, in the New Testament, there were Easter celebrations.

<After seizing him and throwing him into prison, he put him under the care of four squads of four soldiers each, with the intention of bringing him before the people after the Passover (Acts 12: 4).

Passover is the Jewish holiday that Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper from now on. The newly born again commemorates the death of Christ who offered Himself as our Passover lamb for our sins.

<The first day of the unleavened bread, where the Passover was immolated, the disciples of Jesus said to him, Where do you want us to prepare the Passover? And he sent two of his disciples, and said to them, Go to the city; you will meet a man carrying a pitcher of water, follow him. Wherever he goes in, say to the master of the house, The master said, Where is the place where I will eat the passover with my disciples? (Mark 14: 12-16).

Christ instituting the memorial meal of his death and resurrection, specifying how will be commemorated his death by the newborn who are his church

<For I have received from the Lord what I taught you; it is because the Lord Jesus, on the night he was delivered, took bread, and, having given thanks, broke it, and said, « This is my body, which is broken for you; do this in memory of me.

Likewise, after supping, he took the cup and said, « This cup is the new covenant in my blood; do this in memory of me whenever you drink it.

For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you announce the Lord’s death until He comes (1 Corinthians 11: 23-26).

Any observation of an annual holiday is based on the human tradition according to the gospel Christ.

<Jesus answered them, « You hypocrites, Isaiah prophesied well over you, as it is written, This people honoreth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

In vain do they honor Me, giving precepts which are commandments of men.

You give up the command of God, and you observe the tradition of men.

He says to them again, « You destroy the commandment of God very well, to keep your tradition. » (Mark 7.6 – 9)

The gospel of Christ is against every annual observation of the death and resurrection of Christ

<Formerly, not knowing God, you served gods who are not of their nature; but now that you have known God, or rather that you have been known to God, how do you return to those feeble and poor rudiments, to whom you again want to enslave yourself? You observe the days, the months, the times and the years!

I am afraid that I have worked needlessly for you (Galatians 4.8 – 11)

 

<Let no one judge you about eating or drinking, or about a feast, a new moon, or sabbaths: it was the shadow of things to come, but the body is in Christ .

Let no man, under the appearance of humility and worship of angels, rob you of the price of the race at his pleasure, while he abandons himself to his visions and is swollen by a vain pride in his carnal thoughts, without attaching himself to the chief, whose whole body, assisted and firmly assembled by knuckles and bonds, draws the increase which God gives.

If you died with Christ at the rudiments of the world, why, as if you lived in the world, do you impose these precepts: Do not take! do not taste! do not touch! precepts which all become pernicious by abuse, and which are founded only on the ordinances and doctrines of men? They have, indeed, an appearance of wisdom, in that they indicate a willful worship, humility, and contempt for the body, but they have no merit and contribute to the satisfaction of the flesh. (Colossians 2.16 – 23).

 

So we should give thanks to Christ every day through thanksgiving

<Treat yourself by psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and celebrating with all your heart the praises of the Lord, give thanks to God the Father for all things, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you submitting to one another in the fear of Christ (Ephesians 5:19 – 21)

 

– For the rest, my brothers and sisters in Christ, be in joy, seeking perfection in faith in Jesus Christ.

Live in peace, in love and in full agreement with Jesus Christ.

Greet all saints and all my readers.

May the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen!

 

 

To worship Christ

 

On behalf of your brother Octave, called to be a prisoner of Christ by the will of God, may grace and peace be given to you by Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

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In fact, the invisible perfections of Jesus Christ, his eternal power and his divinity, are seen from the creation of the world, they understand each other by what he has done.

 

To worship Christ is to honor the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made on the cross of Golgotha ​​throughout the whole life of a Christian person such as:

Adoration, Praise, Thanksgiving, all kinds of prayers, Repentance, The spiritual gift of liberality. The interior and exterior adornment of a Christian. Monitor his tongue, Sexual practices, Respect for his laws, his commandments, his Covenant concluded by his blood and his physical dead body at the cross of Golgotha.

Through him, offer without ceasing to God a sacrifice of praise, that is to say the fruit of lips which confess his name. And do not forget beneficence and liberality, for it is to such sacrifices that God takes pleasure. * (Hebrews 13:15).

– May each one of you, on the first day of the week, set aside what he can, according to his prosperity, so that one does not wait for my arrival to collect the gifts.

And when I come, I will send with letters, to bring your bounty to Jerusalem, the persons you have approved (1 Corinthians 16: 2-3).

– I will celebrate the name of God by hymns, I will exalt it with praise. This is acceptable to the Lord, more than a bull with horns and hooves. (Psalms 69:30).

– I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and I will call on the name of the LORD; I will fulfill my vows to the Lord, in the presence of all his people. (Psalm 116: 17).

– Maintain yourself by psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and celebrating with all your heart the praises of the Lord; give thanks continually for all things to God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of Christ.(Ephesians 5:19 – 21).

– Have not this outer finery which consists in the braided hair, the golden ornaments, or the garments that are clothed, but the interior adornment hidden in the heart, the incorruptible purity of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which is of great value before God (1Peel 3: 3-4).

 

To worship Christ is to give pleasure to Christ in giving joy, while at the same time giving pleasure to Christ by enjoying both.

– Make the LORD your delight, and he will give you what your heart desires (Psalm 37: 4),

– I rejoice in following your precepts, As if I have all the treasures. (Psalm 119.14)

– Your precepts are my delight, they are my counselors. (Psalm 119.24), Your precepts are forever my inheritance, For they are the joy of my heart (Psalm 119: 11),

– I rejoice in your word, as one who finds great spoil (Psalm 119: 162),

– I sigh after your salvation, O LORD! And your law is my delight. (Psalm 119.174)

– seek first the kingdom and righteousness of God; and all these things will be given to you above (Matthew 6:33).

 

– For the rest, my brothers and sisters in Christ, be in joy, seeking perfection in faith in Jesus Christ.

Live in peace, in love and in full agreement with Jesus Christ.

Greet all saints and all my readers.

May the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen!

How to celebrate Christian Passover

On behalf of your brother Octave ngoma luti, called to be a prisoner of Christ by the will of God, may grace and peace be given to you by Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

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First of all, emphasize the gratitude of their liberation and always seek sanctification, because without sanctification, no one can be saved, but salvation implies the new birth.
The celebration of Easter is to be aware of his deliverance, and to be grateful to Jesus Christ who freed him from the power of darkness and expressed his joy with thanksgiving, but the acceptable sacrifice for Jesus Christ is a broken heart

To say thank you to Jesus Christ for liberation is to adore him.

Through him, he offers without ceasing to God a sacrifice of praise, that is, the fruit of the lips that confess his name. And do not forget about beneficence and liberality, because it is to such sacrifices that God is pleased (Hebrews 13:15).
– I will celebrate the name of God with hymns, I will exalt him with praise. This is acceptable to the Lord, more than a bull with horns and hooves. (Psalm 69:30)

-I will offer you a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and I will call on the name of the LORD; I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people (Psalm 116: 17).

– But the hour is coming, and it has come, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth; because these are the worshipers that the Father asks.
God is a Spirit, and those who worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth (John 4: 23-24).

Honoring Jesus Christ for liberation is to pray, meditate and study the Bible every day.

-Keep yourselves with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs, singing and celebrating with all your heart the praises of the Lord;
give continually thanks for all things to God the Father, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
submitting to one another in the fear of Christ (Ephesians 5:19 – 21).

– May the word of Christ dwell abundantly among you; teach and admonish others with all wisdom, through psalms, hymns, spiritual songs, singing to God in their hearts under the inspiration of grace (Colossians 3:16).
– Do not you worry about anything; but in everything, make your needs known to God with prayers and supplications, with thanksgiving (Philippians 4: 6).
Offer sacrifices to God thanks, and fulfill your vows to the Most High.
And call me in the day of anguish; I will deliver you, and you will glorify me (Psalm 50.14-15).
– He who offers thanks for my sacrifice glorifies me, and he who watches over his way will show the salvation of God (Psalm 50:23).

– I urge first of all, to offer prayers, supplications, petitions, thanksgiving, for all men, for kings and all those who are in eminence, so that we can lead a peaceful and quiet life, in all piety and honesty.
This is good and nice before God our Savior,
who wants all men to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth (1 Timothy 2: 1-4).

To thank Jesus Christ for enrichment implies having a life of sanctification.

The sacrifices that please God are a broken spirit: Oh God! do not despise a broken and contrite heart (Psalm 51:19).

– Therefore, to receive an unshakeable kingdom, we have to make God worship him, with fear and reverence, because our God is a consuming fire (Hebrews 12:28)
« Therefore, I urge you, brothers, by the mercies of God, to offer to your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which will be your reasonable service (Romans 12: 1).
– For the rest, my brothers and sisters in Christ, be joyful, seeking perfection in faith in Jesus Christ.
Live in peace, in love and according to Jesus Christ.
Greet all the saints and all my readers.
May the grace of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ be with all of you. Amen!