In this post: The Feast of Trumpets messages and our family’s first evening of celebration. Yummy recipes and fun ideas!
Hello, Dear Ones! How are you? My prayers are with everyone suffering from the weather. It has been nice to escape the chaos of this world and dive into the holiday season. The Biblical Feast of Trumpets reminds me that a better world is coming.
What does the Old Testament Feast of Trumpets (Now known as Rosh Hashanah) have to do with New Testament Believers? Here’s a good read to answer that question.
*Link removed 🙁 (Sorry Dear Ones. I just saw this. Brother Amir’s vid at the end will help just as much.)
Check out last year’s recipes and fun!
This year we celebrated for two days and with more fanfare than times past. I’ve personally spent more time in Bible Study about Trumpets and the holiday has become more significant to me. We added a new tradition and just had a sweet time fellowshipping as a family. Here is how we celebrated Day One.
- Yummy Food!
Stuffed Pepper Soup– http://www.willcookforsmiles.com/2014/01/stuffed-peppers-soup.html
A filling soup that goes great with cornbread. It really does taste like a stuffed pepper!
Caramel Apple Crisp– Recipe below. This delicious dessert tastes great with ice cream and honey! Apples and honey symbolize a sweet year and are a common treat during Rosh Hashanah.
- The Fun!
Homemade Shofars (trumpets)- We used paper bags, noisemakers, and tape.
We also brought out our plastic shofar. Maybe one day we will buy a real Shofar. Our last one was eaten by a dog 🙁 . Leeland was able to blow the plastic shofar easier.
I put on a video of men playing real shofars and the boys trumpeted along with it. We had a noisy contest, each of us trying to out trumpet the other! Ha!
- Casting away our Sins (Stones)- This new tradition represents how God casts our sins far away. It comes from the Bible verse: Micah 7:19 KJV
“He will turn again, he will have compassion upon us; he will subdue our iniquities, and thou wilt cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”
We wrote, “sin” and things like “fear”, “shame”, and “guilt” on the stones with chalk.
We know Jesus has already cast our sins far away because He took our sin and died with it. Then He rose again. Our old self, died with Jesus and we are raised as new people. The casting of the stones is just a reminder.
It feels good to throw away “fear” etc…
So I just have to show you what we found written on the sidewalk by Chris’ shoe…
We finished our evening feeding the ducks and…
As the sun set, we journeyed home to watch SuperBook: Revelation and eat our supper. You can find the episode about Jesus’ Return here: http://us-en.superbook.cbn.com/episodes#X
One day God will destroy evil and make the world right. We look forward to this day as we celebrate Trumpets.
We ended the first night by lighting candles as Michael read 1 Thess. 4:16-17. I wish I had thought to get a picture but it would’ve been hard since I was helping Leeland light the candles. We then sang “Happy Birthday, Earth” since it is believed the world was created on Trumpets. Leeland really had fun with that!
Here are some great sermons about Trumpets.
God bless & remember the High King lives! ~Amber Dover
What the Shofar represents
Vids for fun
My boys loved trumpeting with the shofar.
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