Monday, April 5, 2010


As our Jewish friends complete the Week of Feasts (Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits), I shared a sermon yesterday on the Passover and our connection to it as Christians.  Here is the slideshare version below.  Some of the formatting from my original changed in the uploading process.

Apr 4  A M  Passover
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Here is the outline with a few more details:


Acts 12:4 – Pesach – paska - Easter in KJV / Passover in ESV
Lev 23:4-8

After centuries in Egypt deliverance had come for Israel.
The first 9 plagues are over 10th is on the way.
Early spring and Moses gathers the elders of the people together.
o In 10 days the people were to:
o Take a spotless male lamb of a year old
o Separate it from the other livestock for four days on the `4th slaughter it.
o Dip hyssop broom in blood and paint awning and sides of doorway with blood.
o God would Passover (pay-sak) the house where He saw the blood.

Passover by the time of Jesus Day
Week of feasts not just one day
Passover day
Feast of Unleavened Bread
Feast of Firstfruits

NT Passovers
Jesus at 12 – Luke 2
Jesus with disciples – Luke 22:7-13.

Lessons and Comparisons
Matzah – Unleavened bread is a part of Passover
Passion traditions
o On the night before Passover the father does a final search for leaven in the house.
o By candlelight he sweeps any remaining breadcrumbs into a wooden spoon using a goose feather.
o Crumbs, feather, and spoon are bagged and burned outside the house in the morning.

1 Cor 5:6
o Take pains to remove sin from our lives.

Participants sing Hymns during and after Passover
Matt 26:30
Tradition suggests one of those hymns was Ps 118.
Notice verse 22 – stone that is rejected (Lk 21:17).
Jesus is that cornerstone

Jesus is the Lamb of God
Jn 1:29
o Remove our sin (leaven)
o Provides blood for sin

He was Sanctified (separated) for God’s purpose – Jn 5:30
He was Sinless (spotless) – 1 Pt 2:22; 2 Cor 5:21.
He was (is) Sacrificed – Heb 7:26-27.
He provides Salvation – Acts 4:12.

Paul’s statement – 1 Cor 5:6-8.
Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump? Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.


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