Well, tonight we’re meeting for the beginning of the Days of Unleavened Bread — the evening we’ve come to call the Night To Be Much Observed (after the wording of Exodus 12:42 in the KJV) or the Night To Be Much Remembered. All are encouraged to discuss with others their journeys our of spiritual Egypt. It really is a wonderful evening, and I know that my family and I are looking forward to sharing it with the congregation here in St. Louis.
We had Passover last night, remembering together what Christ was willing to go through so that we could be forgiven of our sins and ultimately join the Family of God for all eternity. But why was Passover last night when most Jews, printed calendars, etc. say that it is tonight? Did Jesus have it a day early with the disciples since He was going to die the next day? (Answer: No.) What is the difference between the two evenings?
Many of you out there in the Living Church of God will get the opportunity to watch Mr. Gerald Weston’s wonderful message discussing why Passover really was last night (in the Old Testament as well as in the New) and why tonight, the beginning of the Days of Unleavened Bread, is a totally different observance. However, if you are unable to do so, you can watch it online, instead. It is longer than a sermonette but much shorter than a “split sermon.” Check it out — it really explains things very clearly! (Note: It was recorded to be played at the beginning of the evening, before the meal, so if you are not watching it at that time it may seem a little confusing unless you keep that in mind.)
To watch the message, click here or click on the picture below. And have a wonderful evening!