Summary: A sermon before the Lord's Supper: We commemorate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus with the Lord’s supper which is a commemoration of the Passover.

The Passover

November 26, 2017 Morning Service

Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK

Rick Boyne

Message Point: We commemorate the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus with the Lord’s supper which is a commemoration of the Passover.

Focus Passage: Exodus 12:1-13, 23-33

Introduction: Israel had become the slaves of the Egyptians. Joseph was dead and gone and no one in Egypt remembered him or his family. God told Moses to tell Pharaoh to let them go, but he refused. So, God caused ten terrible plagues to strike the Egyptians:

Plague 1 — water turned into blood; fish died

Plague 2 — frogs

Plague 3 — gnats (or lice)

Plague 4 – flies

Plague 5 – livestock death

Plague 6 — skin boils

Plague 7 — fiery hail

Plague 8 — locusts

Plague 9 — darkness

I. The Event

a. The 10th plague was to be the worse

b. It was to convince Pharaoh to let God’s children leave

c. The Angel of Death passed over the houses where there was blood on the door posts

II. The Remembrance of the Event

a. The Passover, as God degreed, become an everlasting testament to that event

b. The Passover Seder is a Jewish ritual feast that marks the beginning of the Jewish holiday of Passover. It is conducted throughout the world on the evening of the 15th day of Nisan in the Hebrew calendar. [Wikipedia]

c. On the individual level, the Seder requires every participant to feel as though he or she personally left Egypt. []

d. One of the most dramatic moments of the Passover seder comes with the recitation of the 10 plagues that, the Bible says, God brought on the Egyptians to persuade Pharaoh to free the Israelites from slavery. As we recite each plague, we spill a drop of wine in recognition, according to many interpretations, that the process of our liberation caused suffering to the Egyptian people. []

III. The Remembrance of the Remembrance of the Event (with a twist)

a. The Lord’s Supper was instituted by Jesus at the “Last Supper”

b. Jesus was excited to share the Passover with His disciples. “And He said to them, "I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer;” (Luke 22:15 NASB)

c. The bread represents the body of Jesus, which was broken

d. The wine (or juice) represents the blood of Jesus, which was spilled

e. With this Passover, Jesus was declaring the new covenant, that is, that grace is poured out to us through the blood of the Lamb of God

i. The next day he [John the Baptizer] *saw Jesus coming to him and *said, "Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! (John 1:29 NASB)

f. For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord's death until He comes. (1 Corinthians 11:26 NASB)

Application/Invitation: Have you been covered by the Blood of Jesus through faith in Him? If death visits you tonight, will it pass over your soul or will it reap your soul unto eternal death? Be reconciled to God through faith in Jesus Christ, who became the Passover Lamb for us.


Christ our Redeemer died on the cross,

Died for the sinner, paid all his due;

Sprinkle your soul with the blood of the Lamb,

“And I will pass, will pass over you.”


“When I see the blood,

When I see the blood,

When I see the blood,

I will pass, I will pass over you.”


Chiefest of sinners, Jesus will save;

All He has promised, that will He do;

Wash in the fountain opened for sin,

“And I will pass, will pass over you.”


Judgment is coming, all will be there,

Each one receiving justly his due;

Hide in the saving, sin-cleansing blood,

“And I will pass, will pass over you.”


O great compassion! O boundless love!

O loving kindness, faithful and true!

Find peace and shelter under the blood,

“And I will pass, will pass over you.”

[Lyrics: John G. Foote]

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