The Passover

Our dorm changes throughout the year so when we receive new boys, we do not know how much they know about God’s word.  The majority of our boys are used to my teaching style but reviewing is good for everyone, including me.  After the boys finished their chores, we sat down in the sala for our bible study.  I said, “Next week is Passover.  What is special about next week is that the dates align with the dates of the last week of Christ.  In order to understand why Passover is important to us, we have to go back to Exodus.

“So what is Passover?  Exodus 12:26-27, ‘And when your children ask you, “What does this ceremony mean to you?” then tell them “It is the Passover sacrifice to the Lord, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when He struck down the Egyptians.”  Then the people bowed down and worshiped.’

“What is the Passover sacrifice?  It is a lamb.  A male without defect.  On the fourteenth day of the first month of the year, the lamb is sacrificed.  Exodus 12:1-6

“How did the Lord strike down the Egyptians?  He passed through Egypt and killed every firstborn, both men and animals.  Exodus 12:29.

“Why weren’t the firstborn of the Israelites killed?  The blood of the lamb was put on the sides and tops of the doorframe and when the Lord saw the blood, He passed over the house.  Exodus 12:13

“So the question is, ‘Why is the Passover important to us?’  It is a symbol of what Jesus did for us.  Who is Jesus?  He is God’s firstborn Son.  During His ministry, Jesus explained to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem where He will be crucified, buried and resurrected.  Jesus was the Passover lamb.  God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us.  In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace.  We have peace with God.”

After lunch, we to the school, and a handful of boys worked with me on the watering and weeding, while the rest were out playing soccer in the field.  Afterward, I took the boys to the front property, and they had time with their siblings.

Tonight was leader meal, and Candy sent me a recipe for burrito casserole.  I tried to follow the recipe but along the way, I got this urge to add more spice here and there.  My problem is my high tolerance to heat.  I can taste test it, but it just isn’t hot enough (to me).  Not good for the leaders, but they survived.  Just trying to build them up.  Tolerance-wise, that is.

All His,

Lee and Candy

Principles of success #6

We will be at Lilesville Baptist in Lilesville on Sunday morning.

The children had a play day with the water toys and swimming pools. Wet and happy!

We have rested well here with Larry & Sue & getting my mind off of the finances is a major goal. God has been faithful so I need to trust Him.

Jr High & High school prayer time

The eleventh principle of success is that you must believe that you can succeed. Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”. There is no doubt that “Without faith it is impossible to please God”. Faith is necessary for all of us to develop and grow. Each day we should be stronger than the day before.

I speak much and often about obedience which is what gets the job done. You can believe but you must act. So believing you can do it is critical in success.

12) To succeed you must depend upon a power that is greater than yourself. Faith in WHO is the critical portion of faith. It is not faith in your abilities or talents. It is faith in Christ. Ephesians 3:20 “Now unto Him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us”. The power is within based upon your faith in Christ but just as importantly is allowing Him to work in and through you.

If there is anything Dottie and I learned years ago is that we can do nothing without Him.

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