Ricky Sinclair: Jesus Passover

Jesus Passover

Matthew 26:1-5

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.