Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Passover Celebration

This is the first year we have celebrated Passover. It was a beautiful time and went over so well, I believe we will continue each year.
Here is the list to what was served and why.

The Last Supper was held at Passover.
Invite another family over and share a Passover Meal. Read the story of the Last Supper from John 13:1-11. As you eat the traditional Jewish meal, discuss the symbolism of each of the items at the meal.
Serve Unleavened bread: This symbolizes the Bread the the Israelites took with them from Egypt. In their haste, they did not have time to let it rise. The bread that Jesus broke at the Last Supper was without yeast or unleavened. Yeast stands for sin. Jesus said the bread represents his body. He was without sin. His body was broken for us.
Serve Lamb: The Lamb was killed so that the blood could mark the doorposts of the houses of the Israelites. When the angel of death saw the blood on the doorpost he would pass over that house and not kill the first born child. Jesus is our Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
Serve Horseradish as a reminder of the bitterness the Israelites experienced while they were slaves. We remember how bitter our lives are when we are slaves to sin.
Serve Haroset. (Grind apples, nuts and a little honey together) The Haroset is eaten as a symbol of hope. Jesus is the hope of the world. He is sweeter than the honey in the honeycomb.
Dip Parsley into salt water and taste. This reminds us of the tears that were shed in Egypt. The parsley is a symbol of new life. We are reminded of the sorrow we feel when we think of Jesus dying on the cross. But the green reminds us of the new life that we have in Him.
Serve Grape Juice. Jesus said this cup was a sign of his shed blood for us on the cross. Whenever we drink it, we should drink it in remembrance of Him.

1 comment:

  1. Very Nice. We did a passover meal for the first time with our Jr. High Bible Study group and it was a big hit too. So much so, I'm planning on doing it with my family next year. What a great idea to invite another family to join you.