PESACH & THE 10 PLAGUES:
Pesach, (English as Passover), is one of the most commonly observed Jewish holidays, even by otherwise non-observant Jews. Pesach begins on the 15th day of the Jewish month of Nissan and represents the beginning of the harvest season in Israel. Primary observances of Pesach are related to the Exodus from Egypt after generations of slavery. This story is told in Exodus, Ch. 1-15.
Recitation of the Ten Plagues, accompanied by the pouring of a drop of wine for each plague, is one of the key rituals in a Passover Seder. The escalating series of punishments God imposes on the Egyptians because of Pharaoh’s stubbornness eventually leads to the Israelites achieving freedom from bondage.
This little box of chocolates looks like 10 tasty candies, but take a closer look. Each little rectangular plaque has a raised design depicting one of the Ten Plagues with which God, via Moses, punished the Egyptians when Pharoah refused to free the Israelites.
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Easter is the oldest and the most important Christian festival, the celebration of the death and coming to life again of Jesus Christ. For Christians, the dawn of Easter Sunday with its message of new life is the high point of the Christian year.
According to Scripture, that Jesus came back to life, or was raised from the dead three days after his death on the cross. As part of the Easter season, the death of Jesus Christ by crucifixion is commemorated on Good Friday, always the Friday just before Easter. Through his death, burial, and resurrection, Jesus paid the penalty for sin, thus purchasing for all who believe in him, eternal life in Christ Jesus.
The biblical account of Jesus’ death on the cross, or crucifixion, his burial and his resurrection, or raising from the dead, can be found in the following passages of Scripture:
1. Matthew 27:27-28:8
2. Mark 15:16-16:19
3. Luke 23:26-24:35
4. John 19:16-20:30
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