Passover Remembered

March 11, 2015

The Jews have celebrated the Passover as commanded by God since the Exodus from Egypt.

In the next few weeks, we will examine what the Passover means and how it relates to the Christian. God gave the Jews much symbolism that we as Christians can appreciate.

What is the Passover?

When the Jews were slaves in Egypt, God sent ten plagues to the country to persuade Pharaoh to let God’s people go.

Pharaoh refused.

God gave His people instructions. They must sacrifice an unblemished male year-old lamb, paint its blood on the doorway, and remain in the house until morning.

God’s final act of judgment brought the Death Angel passing through the night, slaying the first-born of those not protected by the blood-painted doorway.

The cost was great for those who ignored God’s instruction.

Those who obeyed found protection.

Pharaoh let God’s people go.

The people left, free from Egypt’s bonds, but also knowing their God.

God told His people to remember.

They have.

The Passover feast told of what God would send in their future: His sinless, perfect Lamb-sacrifice Who would take away the sin of the world.

In the next few weeks, we will follow the Jews as they celebrate Passover. We, too, will remember what God has done for us.

The story is told in Exodus 11-12.

The Passover is celebrated with new meaning by Jesus and his disciples in Luke 22:14-23.

My series of the Passover is available in booklet form here.

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