How would you describe Jesus? How is Jesus described in these verses?
John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”
I Corinthians 5:7
“For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us.”
When Jesus met with his disciples after his resurrection, he began with the Law of Moses, the Prophets and the Psalms to explain who He was. The Passover is one part of the Law of Moses.
The first Passover lamb was slain in Egypt. Its blood was put on the sides and top of the door. God gave these instructions with a promise: “The blood will be a sign for you on the houses where you are, and when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No destructive plague will touch you when I strike Egypt.”
After the first Passover, the nation of Israel celebrated Passover each year as a meal to remember when God had delivered them from Egypt.
When Jesus ate with his disciples the night before his death, they were sharing Passover. That night Jesus made a profound statement. As they ate the bread and drank the wine, Jesus told them that this was his body and his blood and whenever they shared this meal in the future they were to remember him. I Corinthians 11:24-26
Jesus said that he was creating a new covenant, not based on the blood of an animal, but based on his own blood that was shed for our sins. His was the perfect and final sacrifice.
I encourage you to think more and more about the mission of Christ to be our Savior and Lord and when you are ready, whether now or in the future, to accept this sacrifice personally. The Bible points us to Jesus Christ. He is worthy and is our perfect Passover Lamb. In our heart we accept his blood to cover our sin and He saves us from judgement.
The Passover explains what Jesus did.
*Exodus chapters 1, 11-14 skim read Exodus 2-10
Exodus 12:7, 11-13
Lord Jesus, you are the final sacrifice for sin ~ the Passover Lamb who died for me. You are perfect in every way. I am not perfect. I confess that I have sinned. Jesus, you are the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world ~ my sins. I confess that you are Lord and I believe that God raised you from the dead. Thank you for taking my sin and suffering the judgement. By faith I trust you as my Savior who died for me.