Passover to Easter
Jesus sat around a table sharing his last Passover meal with his disciples, whom he loved. Passover was the greatest celebration in all of Israel, because it was a time to remember and celebrate how God told their ancestors to put blood on the doorposts of their homes and Death passed over them and they were saved. Afterwards, God delivered Israel from slavery to the Egyptians. That evening with his disciples, Jesus said something that many at that time would consider blasphemous, but was actually prophecy. He said “This bread is my body and this wine is my blood. As often as you do this (gather together to celebrate the Passover) do it in remembrance of ME.” He said this because, JESUS CHANGED EVERYTHING. He was about to willingly hand over his body to be beaten and crucified. He was about to shed his blood so that not only Israelites, but all mankind could be saved from slavery to sin and the death it will bring. The Passover and the deliverance from Egypt was actually a foreshadowing of what Jesus was going to do! No longer would Passover be the greatest celebration, BECAUSE OF JESUS, we celebrate Easter! Jesus died, got the keys to Death and Hades, (Rev. 1:18) and then rose again, just like he said he would. From that moment on, and today, we break bread together and raise a glass in remembrance of Jesus. Because of Jesus, we can be saved and through the gift of the Holy Spirit, we can walk and talk with God like we were created to do. One day we will see him face to face and share eternity with him.
“For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him, would not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16
“Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me.” John 14:6
“If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9
Close your eyes and listen. Worship our Savior!