In the Beginning

Jesus’ Passovers, and Christian Growth Memorial is a special season for brethren. It is a solemn, reflective time. We remember the experiences of Jesus, and give thanks for the wonderful results that come from them. These include a justified standing before God, for those of faith. A Heavenly Hope for those who are devoted to the cause of Christ. The assurance of God’s providence over His children during every circumstance of life. The recovery from sin and death for every person, past []

The First Passover

John’s Testimony “No man ascended to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man” (John 3:13). by Douglas Rawson Four Passover seasons occurred during our Lord’s earthly ministry. These occurred in 30, 31, 32, and 33 AD. These Passovers are found in John 2:13, John 5:1, John 6:4, and John 11:55. Here we consider the first Passover, recorded in John 2:13. This was not the first of all Passovers for Jesus, for he would have observed many []

Passovers Two and Three

The Middle Passovers “There was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem” (John 5:1). “The pass‑over, a feast of the Jews, was nigh” (John 6:4). by David Rice All four Gospels narrate the experiences of Jesus in a generally sequential fashion, but not entirely. Matthew sometimes aggregates subjects by topic. For instance, his account of our Lord’s Great Prophecy in Matthew 24 joins things together that apparently were said on three separate occasions, as reflected in Luke chapters []

Jesus’ Final Passover

Deferring Death Until the Time Appointed “After these things Jesus … would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him.Now the Jews’ feast of tabernacles was at hand. … then went he also up unto the feast …but as it were in secret” (John 7:1, 2, 10). by Paul Lagno The fourth Passover season of Jesus’ Ministry brought his public ministry to an end. Jesus’ post-resurrection appearances were only to the disciples, exhibiting his glorious change of nature. The []