Passover to Pass Over
Alex Enabnit – Programming Coordinator
This weekend we continued our “Pixelated” series looking at how the whole Bible points to Jesus. Today the topic was one of the most famous Old Testament stories, the Passover.
Last week we talked about Joseph, and his descendants that settled in Egypt. Eventually his descendants became large in number, but in a turn of events also became slaves of the Egyptians. God called Moses to deliver the Israelites from slavery in Egypt, using plagues against the Egyptians to convince Pharaoh to let them go. After nine plagues with no success, God sent a final plague, the plague of death. This plague killed any firstborn who was not covered by the blood of the Passover lamb, as Moses instructed all of the Israelites to mark their doorframes with blood of a sacrificed animal, saving them from death. This was such a big event that it became a feast for the Israelites to remember God and how He was faithful in bringing them out of Egypt.
Fifteen hundred years later, Jesus is celebrating this same feast with his disciples before his crucifixion. The big difference here is that instead of the traditional meanings ascribed to the bread and cup, Jesus changes it and makes it about Him. This is a huge moment, one that Jesus even said he was eager about, and the most incredible part is that we still celebrate it to this day. Every time we take communion, or the Lord’s Supper, we are proclaiming “the Lord’s death” (1 Cor. 11:26) and victory over our sin. The blood changes everything! It is a continual reminder that we cannot save ourselves and are dependent on God. So the question that remains is, what have you done with the blood?
Verses and quotes from the message:
John 5:39-40; Exodus 1:6-8; Exodus 1:22; Exodus 12:12-14; Exodus 12:30; Ezekiel 18:23; Luke 22:14-20; Hebrews 9:12; 1 Corinthians 11:26
“Whatever is bad for the ego is good for the soul.” Jonathan Martin
“Imagine yourself if you weren’t following Jesus. Are you basically the same person? Then you aren’t following Jesus.” Bruxy Cavey
Big idea: The blood reminds us we cannot save ourselves.
This is Amazing Grace – Phil Wickham
This I Believe (The Creed) – Hillsong Music
When You Walk Into the Room – Jesus Culture
Nothing but the Blood – Jesus Culture