|Mercy Street Church of Christ
“By faith [Moses] kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood…” – Hebrews 11:28
The Old Testament Passover celebration began the night the Israelites left Egypt. God wanted his people to escape bondage and judgment. God instructed Moses that the people were to select a lamb without defect. No deformity or disease was acceptable. Moses listened obediently to God's instructions, and in faith he passed those instructions on to the people. The people responded in faith and obedience because they now knew that only God could save them. It's still that way today for anyone who desires to come close to God.
When God wanted his people to escape the bondage and judgment of sin, God's own perfect Son became the Passover Lamb. Jesus, the flawless Lamb of God, was sacrificed to take away the sin of the world (1 Corinthians 5:7; 1 Peter 1:18-19).
The Passover celebration became the model for the Lord's Supper. In the Lord's Supper we celebrate the great acts of God for our salvation. We remember Jesus' sacrificing himself for us. By his perfect sacrifice and shed blood we are saved from our sin.
Whenever you take part in the Lord's Supper, focus on the flawless character of Jesus. Remember what the Bible says-even though Jesus had no sin, he was willing to accept the blame for every sin so that we could be forgiven (2 Corinthians 5:21).
Jesus, flawless Lamb of God, your life, your sacrifice on the cross, and your resurrection from the dead give us life. Thank you for saving us from our sin, dear Lord. Amen.
Grace and peace to you,
For Mercy Street Ministries, I’m Stan Baldwin.
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