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Matthew 26: 17 25 Consider the CrossPreparing for Passover1Jesus Our Passover1 Corinthians 5: 77Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.

John 1: 2929The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! What is the Passover?The Story: Exodus 12The Plague: The death of the first born maleThe Remedy: The blood of the sheep Theme #1: Gods Redemption from slavery of EgyptTheme #2: The Birth of IsraelTheme #3: Removal of SinTheme #4: Family-Centered

Jesus Our PassoverThe Story: Matthew 26:26-30The Plague: The death of every human beingThe Remedy: The blood of Jesus ChristTheme #1: Gods Redemption from spiritual slaveryTheme #2: The Birth of the ChurchTheme #3: Removal of SinTheme #4: Salvation of whole families

Matthew 26: 17 1917Now on the first day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying to Him, Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?18And He said, Go into the city to a certain man, and say to him, The Teacher says, My time is at hand; I will keep the Passover at your house with My disciples.19So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared the Passover.

The Central Question for EasterThe Disciples Question:Where do You want us to prepare for You to eat the Passover?

Our Question:Lord, how can I prepare myself for You?The passover REQUIRES A HOMEVerse 18Revelation 3:20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me1 The passover REQUIRES ObedienceVerse 19John 14:23-24 Jesus answered and said to him, If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Fathers who sent Me.2 The passover REQUIRES honestyVerses 20-22Matthew 26:16 So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.

Matthew 26:22 Lord, is it I?3 The passover REQUIRES the breadVerse 26John 6:35 I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.The bread of the poor (Exodus 12:39)The bread of affliction (Deuteronomy 16:3)Teaches humilityEnhances the appreciation of freedom4The Character of Matzah The passover REQUIRES the bloodVerses 27-29Hebrews 9:14 How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?The requirement for deathMust be applied to the entrance of the home (the heart)Invokes a response of the part of GodResults in a promise I will pass over you5 The Central Question for EasterLord, how can I prepare myself for You?

Lord, I open my heart to You.Lord, I pledge to obey Your Word and Your Will for my life.Lord, I will walk humbly before You.Lord, I am needy Fill me with Your life.Lord, cleanse me, renew me, and restore me.

Matthew 26: 17 25 Consider the CrossPreparing for Passover13