On this Holy Day we celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread, a Feast built around two symbols—leaven and leavened bread, which God commands us to avoid, and unleavened bread, which He commands us to eat. The biblical instruction for this Feast regularly tells us to eat unleavened bread throughout this Feast. But why? What does unleavened bread symbolize? Is there part of the picture that perhaps we haven't fully understood and appreciated as we should? In this sermon we'll examine the primary and profound symbolism of the unleavened bread we are to eat during this Feast.
United Church of God Pastor, Beyond Today Managing Editor
Scott Ashley is managing editor of Beyond Today magazine, United Church of God booklets and its printed Bible Study Course. He and his wife, Connie, live in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver. He also pastors congregations in Denver, Colorado Springs and Frisco, Colorado.
Mr. Ashley attended Ambassador College in Big Sandy, Texas, graduating in 1976 with a theology major and minors in journalism and speech. It was there that he first became interested in publishing, an industry in which he has worked for more than 40 years.