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(Exodus 6:6-7 NIV) Therefore, say to the Israelites: “I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians. I will free you from being slaves to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment. I will take you as my own people, and I will be your God. Then you will know that I am the LORD your God, who brought you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians.
(Exodus 12:25-27 NIV) When you enter the land that the LORD will give you as he promised, observe this ceremony. And when your children ask you, ‘What does this ceremony mean to you?’ then tell them, ‘It is the Passover sacrifice to the LORD, who passed over the houses of the Israelites in Egypt and spared our homes when he struck down the Egyptians.’ ” Then the people bowed down and worshiped.
(Luke 22:15-20 NIV) And he said to them, “I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. For I tell you, I will not eat it again until it finds fulfillment in the kingdom of God.” After taking the cup, he gave thanks and said, “Take this and divide it among you. For I tell you I will not drink again from the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.” And he took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is my body given for you; do this in remembrance of me.” In the same way, after the supper he took the cup, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which is poured out for you.
(1 Corinthians 5:7 NIV) …. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.
(John 1:29 NIV) The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!
√ The Lamb was PERFECT.
(Exodus 12:5 NIV) The animals you choose must be year-old males without defect, and you may take them from the sheep or the goats.
(1 Peter 1:18-19 NIV) (You were redeemed),… with the precious blood of Christ, a lamb without blemish or defect.
√ The Lamb was SACRIFICED.
(Exodus 12:6 NIV) Take care of them until the fourteenth day of the month, when all the members of the community of Israel must slaughter them at twilight.
(Isaiah 53:5 NIV) But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
√ The Lamb was SHARED.
(Exodus 12:4 NIV) If any household is too small for a whole lamb, they must share one with their nearest neighbor, …
(2 Corinthians 5:19 NIV) that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
What can I do?
√ INVITE – 80% of people will eventually come when invited. 100% wont when not
√ BRING & PARTICIPATE.