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Summary: CHRIST-OUR PASSOVER LAMB IS A SUBSTITUTE SACRIFICE,A SINLESS SACRIFICE,A SLAIN SACRIFICE,A SPRNIKLED SACRIFICE,A SACRED SACRIFICE, AND A SUFFICIENT SACRIFICE.

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CHRIST-OUR PASSOVER LAMB

EXODUS 12:1-13, I CORINTHIANS 5:7

After spending 30 years in Burma, Missionary Judson returned to America. In his first address, he didn’t talk about the graves of his wife and 4 children in Burma. He didn’t talk about his imprisonment while he was there. He didn’t talk about the number of Churches he started or the number of converts. But he preached on JESUS, THE SACRIFICE FOR MAN. After the service, a woman came up to him and said, I was disappointed in your sermon. It was just ordinary, I expected more of a different message from across the world. Judson replied, I have nothing more thrilling to tell the story of Jesus, our sacrificial lamb.

Also, as I come before you tonight to speak before we fellowship with Jesus at the Lord’s Table, I too have nothing more thrilling than to tell the old, old story of Jesus and His love for you and I.

In this chapter, Moses could have told about his life in the courts of Egypt, or of Israel suffering in Egypt, but instead, he wrote about the events of the Passover Lamb that pointed to 1500 years later to Jesus, God ultimate Passover Lamb.

As we come together tonight, we ought to be rejoicing in the fact that God has provided a covering for our sins. His Passover Lamb sacrificed for us.

I-NOTICE CHRIST-OUR PASSOVER LAMB IS A SUBSTITUTE SACRIFICE:

EXODUS 11:5 And all the firstborn in the land of Egypt shall die, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sitteth upon his throne, even unto the firstborn of the maidservant that is behind the mill; and all the firstborn of beasts.

12:13 And the blood shall be to you for a token upon the houses where ye are: and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

The tenth plague was the death of the first born. But those who had the sacrificed Lamb’s blood on the door post escaped. Thus the first born were a substitute for those born in Egypt.

I Cor. 5:17B For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: He died in our place,

2 Cor. 5:21 For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. Paul talks about Jesus been our substitute.

ILLUSTRATION: A young soldier had been tried in military court and sentenced to death. He was to be shot at the "ringing of the curfew bell." His fiancée- climbed up into the bell tower several hours before curfew time and tied herself to the bell’s huge clapper. At curfew time, when only muted sounds came out of the bell tower, Cromwell demanded to know why the bell was not ringing. His soldiers went to investigate and found the young woman cut and bleeding from being knocked back and forth against the great bell. They brought her down and Cromwell was so impressed with her willingness to suffer in this way on behalf of someone she loved that he let the soldier go saying, "Curfew shall not ring tonight."

Why did Jesus go to the cross, why did he become our substitute? It was because of wonderful love for you and who were condemned sinners.


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