1 And it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, he said unto his disciples,
2 Ye know that after two days is [the feast of] the passover, and the Son of man is betrayed to be crucified.
3 Then assembled together the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders of the people, unto the palace of the high priest, who was called Caiaphas,
4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill [him].
5 But they said, Not on the feast [day], lest there be an uproar among the people.
I. 1st cup Drink – Celebrate: The joy of God in our lives and His blessing.
Recite history: Abraham to Red Sea. Wine symbolizes our freedom.
a. Bread eaten by itself – Unleavened bread. As the Hebrew children got word that Pharaoh had agreed to let them go, they had no time to bake bread.
b. Exodus 6:6-8: I shall take you out – I shall rescue you – I shall redeem you – I shall bring you.
II. 2nd cup Drink – Celebrate
a. Bitter herbs – Dip unleavened bread into horseradish. Congregation says: “They embittered our lives with hard work. The bitter taste of the herbs reminds us of the bitterness of our slavery in Egypt”.
III. 3rd cup Drink – Celebrate
a. Parsley dipped into salt water. The bitter parsley with salt reminds us of the tears of our struggles.
IV. 4th cup Drink – Celebrate
a. Partaking of the Lamb of God, Jesus our Messiah.
b. The Lord’s supper – Bread and wine.
c. Christ body broken for our healing, Christ blood shed for our forgiveness.