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TITLE:  Celebrate Passover
TEXT:  Mark 14:12-16
PROPOSITION:  Passover is still a part of the New Testament church.
KEY WORD:  Applications


  1. It was Passover time.
  2. Feast of Unleavened Bread = same thing extended

 Background – Exodus

  1. Exodus 12
  2. New year – first month – 10th day – select lamb
  3. Male, 1st year, not spots or blemish – separate out
  4. 14th day – kill the lamb – blood on door posts
  5. Cook and eat the lamb that night
  6. Protection only inside the house
  7. Followed by 7 days of feasting and celebration.

 Jesus observed

  1. John 2:23
  2. John 6:4
  3. John 13:1

 What about Christians in the New Testament Church?

READ: 1 Corinthians 5:7-8

  1. Jesus is the “pascha” lamb.
    1. He was sacrificed for us.
    2. John 1:29 – John said, “Behold the lamb of God, takes away sin of world”
  2. Separated
    1. We must separate from the world – 2 Corinthians 6:17-18
    2. “Saint” – set apart, separated, “sanctified”
  3. Purge out
    1. Clean house – remove all the old, decaying, rotten, and moldy
    2. Spring house cleaning started here
    3. We must die to old man, put off sins of flesh, purge out old leaven
  4. We must become a “new lump” of dough
    1. Born again – new, fresh, clean, start over
    2. 2 Corinthians 5:17 “a new creation in Christ”
  5. Unleavened bread in communion
    1. No impurities, nothing decaying
    2. Sourdough bread is delicious – but not in the Lord’s Supper
  6. Remain in the house of God
    1. Remain active, faithful, attend worship
    2. Don’t quit the church, leave God – lose your protection of Jesus’ blood
  7. Celebrate
    1. Partake of the communion with Christ
    2. Follow with a week of feasting

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