Sunday, February 12, 2017

E.G.O. ---- Edging God Out --- what happened to our Sabbath – and the 7 Feasts of the LORD? - Week 2 - Passover and Unleavened Bread

E.G.O.  ----  Edging God Out   
--- what happened to our Sabbath – and the 7 Feasts of
the LORD?
Facilitated by †Ken Neuhaus at Fort Mitchell Baptist Church (KY) on 2/12/17   (8 week series 2/5/17 – 3/26/17)
Today we are going to discuss two Feasts - in one.  Their timing is in the same month, even in the same week.  But their significance is often missed by Christians.  Let's take a look at the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.  --- We may take two weeks to cover these two feasts.   ----  (opening prayer led by Chris H.)
Let’s look at the very first Passover, the Institution of the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread
1.    We are studying Leviticus, so let's read Leviticus 23:5-14
2.    Now, let’s review Exodus 11:1 – Exodus 12:36
·       1ST Month of the year (Nisan)
·       10th day chose a lamb for the household, must be without defects
·       Evening of 14th, the whole community of Israel will sacrifice the lambs and place the blood above the doors
·       The lamb is to be completely consumed
·       Do this quickly, be ready to travel, walking stick in hand
·       When God sees the blood, He will pass over and not harm you
·       Celebrate this day for all time to come
·       When your children ask why, tell them the sacrifice of Passover is to honor the LORD, because he passed over us.  He killed the Egyptians, but sheltered us.
·       From evening of 14th day to the evening of 21st day, have no leaven in your house.

3.    Let's read  1st Corinthians 5:6-8
As a side comment regarding leaven in the church, let’s read 1st Corinthians 5:9-13

Seder meals, for nearly 1600 years before Jesus was crucified, the seder meal was practiced, even by Jesus. 
Luke 2:41       and    Mark 14:12      and    Luke 22:15

Is Jesus the Passover Lamb?
John 1:29  and    Luke 22:19-20

Is the Feast of Unleavened bread for Christians?
We can see the spiritual meaning of this feast.  The deeper significance wasn’t ultimately found in what had occurred in the Old Testament.  Rather, we see it in Jesus, the sinless one, who purged our sins and gave us a chance to be spiritually “unleavened” before God.   Read
Jude 1:24.  Jesus is very much at the center of this second feast of the LORD.  Jesus makes it possible for us to be spiritually “unleavened”.

Let’s take a look at Holy Week, and the parallel between OT and NT and preparing for Passover.
Nisan 10
Gather the Lamb
Palm Sunday
Nisan 11
Inspect the Lamb
Parable of King preparing for wedding feast.
Nisan 12
Inspect the Lamb
Questioned about taxes
Questioned about resurrection
Nisan 13
Inspect the Lamb
Questions about resurrection
Questions about the great commandments
Nisan 14
Slaughter the Lamb / Eat
Last Supper then arrested
Nisan 15
Released from Egypt / captivity
Jesus bruised and crushed, crucified and buried

Jesus was scrutinized on whether His teachings were according to the Torah - and was found to be spotless.
Next week, let’s look specifically at Seder and compare the symbols of who Jesus is in celebrating the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread.   I am hoping to have a video compilation for next week.  Seder Meal – refer to
(Closing prayer by Keith L.)
By the way, the next Passover begins at sundown on Mon, 10 April 2017.  Maybe we can do a seder meal around then?

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