THE PASSOVER

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					             THE PASSOVER
Text: Exodus 12: 1-20
Intro: Most people has no knowledge about Passover,
       what they knew in common is the tradition which is
       not based on the bible.
Easter Sunday in itself wasn’t derived from the Bible.
Easter is a pagan goddess and so is Sunday who was a
       Scandinavian goddess (Sunna)
Both practice Easter Sunday and in dispute who
       worships the real God.
Aim: For us Christians to understand the meaning of
       Passover and its significance to our lives.
I.   The Passover in Egypt
•    This was the first Passover
•    They have to put blood on their doorpost-v 22
•    The Lord will pass over the door (with the
     blood) and not allow the destroyer to come into
     your houses to strike you-v 13,23
•    They need to be inside the house until the
     morning-v 22
•    The Lord passed through and struck the
     Egyptians
•    There was not a house where there was not
     one dead-v 30
•    The Egyptians begged the Israelites to leave or
     they all die-v 33
II. There has to be a Passover lamb
•     A year old without blemish, male, from the
      sheep or from the goats-v 5
•     Jesus is our Passover -I Cor 5:7
“Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new
      lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed
      Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.”
•     The Passover lamb has to be killed and so was Jesus
•     Its blood saved the Israelites from the destroyer and so
      was Jesus-Rev- 12:11
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the
      word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives
      to the death.”
•     They have to eat the Passover. Food gives life
      and so is Jesus. They have to receive him
III. The Passover is the feast of unleavened
      bread-Luke 22:1
“Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is
     called Passover.
•    This should be a memorial feast of everlasting
     ordinance-v 16
•    To be observe as ordinance for you and your
     sons forever-v 24
•    If your children asked what it means, you tell
     them-v 26,27
•    The purpose of celebrating is to remember the
     Passover. Not for fun.
•     This one of the major feast in a year-Deut 16:16
Three times a year all your males shall appear before the
      LORD your God in the place which He chooses: at the
      Feast of Unleavened Bread, at the Feast of Weeks,
      and at the Feast of Tabernacles; and they shall not
      appear before the LORD empty-handed.”
•     Unleavened Bread-Passover
•     Feast of weeks –Pentecost
•     Feast of Tabernacles-Harvest
•     Even Jesus observed this feast-Matt 26:17-18
“ “Now on the first [day of the Feast] of the Unleavened Bread
      the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, "Where do
      You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?
      "And He said, "Go into the city to a certain man, and
      say to him, 'The Teacher says, "My time is at hand; I
      will keep the Passover at your house with My
      disciples."
•      Seven days they have to eat unleavened bread-v 15
•      They have to remove yeast on the first day-v15
•      Those who eat leavened bread will be cut off from
       Israel-v 15
•      Christ remove our sins- I John 2:1-2
My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may
       not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with
       the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself
       is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but
      also for the whole world”.
•     The deception esp. in the Catholic church- they can be
      holy on those days and be evil after the celebration.
•     There will be a sacred assembly and no work to be
      done except for food preparation-v 16
IV. The Passover through Jesus
•      He was the Lamb that was slain-Rev 5:12
saying with a loud voice: "Worthy is the Lamb who was slain
       To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength
       and honour and glory and blessing!"
•      It was through Him that our sins was blotted out-
       Isaiah 43:25
"I, [even] I, [am] He who blots out your transgressions for My
       own sake; And I will not remember your sins.
•      His Passover was not just to allow us to live but not
       to die-John 11:25-26
“Jesus said to her, "I am the resurrection and the life. He
       who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall
       live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall
       never die. Do you believe this?"
•      This a Passover from life to death-resurrection.
•      If Christ was risen, so we will be-I Cor 15:16-19, 22
For if [the] dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen.
          1Cr 15:17And if Christ is not risen, your faith [is]
       futile; you are still in your sins!
        1Cr 15:18Then also those who have fallen asleep in
       Christ have perished.
         1Cr 15:19If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we
       are of all men the most pitiable.
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made
       alive.
•      We should not be afraid to die as we have passed
       over death already.
V. How would we know if we passed over from death?
       -I John 3:14
“We know that we have passed from death to life,
    because we love the brethren. He who does
    not love [his] brother abides in death.”
Challenge:
Have we relate Passover to our kids?
Do you really believed that we have passed over from death
      to life?
Shall we practice Easter Sunday in the world’s way?
Have we really commemorated Passover?

Conclusion: I John 3:14
“We know that we have passed from death to
    life, because we love the brethren. He who
    does not love [his] brother abides in death.”

				
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