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Celebrating the Lord's Passover

In Luke 2:41, John 2:13, and John 2:23, we can see that Jesus kept the Passover throughout His earthly life and ministry. To be a "Christ-follower," we too must follow Him into this season of Passover. If we want to know Jesus, we must seek to know why He honored and celebrated the Passover. Taking the time to read through the Passover Readings is a great way to know Jesus more fully this year! When you read these passages over the coming week, ask the Holy Spirit to guide you into all truth and reveal a new glory of Jesus Christ to you through Bible study. Let's celebrate Passover with our Jewish brothers and sisters around the world! Remember, the Hebraic or Jewish heritage of your Bible and Savior is "the root" that supports you as a Christian (Romans 11:18)! Let's get back to our roots this week! (Reading schedule has the original OT readings and the NT readings have been added from Messianic Jewish communities as well.) Click the gold title above to get started!

Always, always, always pray before you enter into a time of worshipping God through studying His Word. Bible study in the natural, done in human strength, does nothing, but Bible study in the spirit is transformative! Rely on the Holy Spirit to teach you. Be humble and know that you will not understand everything the very first time you read it. Passover happens every single year, so that means that God has special revelation to share with you every single year as well.

Take a moment now to say something like this: "I pray that the Spirit of Truth would guide me into all truth today in accordance with John 16:13. Lord, You have promised to put Your Spirit within me that I might walk out Your Word in my daily life according to Ezekiel 36:27. Just like King David in Psalm 119, I pray that the unfolding of Your Words would shine Your light in me and give me understanding in the Name of Jesus, AMEN!" 

Passover 2020 (Sundown April 8—Sundown April 16)

Passover Day 1/April 8

Isaiah 52:3-15, 53:1-12

1 Corinthians 11:23-31, Matthew 26:17-32

Galatians 1:4, 1 Peter 2:21-25

Passover Day 2/April 9

Exodus 12:21-51, Numbers 28:16-25

Joshua 3:5-7, Joshua 5:2-12

*Notice the emphasis on being circumcised before partaking of the Passover celebration. Look up Deuteronomy 10:16 and Colossians 2:10-13, and see if you too have made yourself ready to be part of the Lord's Passover.

Luke 22:7-20, John 1:29-31

1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Passover Day 3/April 10

Leviticus 23:4-8, 2 Kings 23:1-9, 2 Kings 23:21-23

*Notice that repentance (lifestyle change) precedes the renewing of the Passover covenant. Also, the number "18" means new life/new beginnings! That's Passover's anointing for all of us: A Spiritual New Beginning In Christ!

1 Corinthians 5:7, Revelation 15:1-4

Passover Day 4/April 11

Exodus 13:1-16

John 20:1-29, 1 Cor. 15:20-23, Romans 4:16-25

Passover Day 5/April 12

Exodus 23:10-19

1 Peter 1:13-25

Passover Day 6/April 13

Exodus 34:18-26

Luke 2:41, Matthew 26:18

Passover Day 7/April 14

Numbers 9:1-14, Isaiah 11, Isaiah 12

Luke 22:15, John 2:13

Passover Day 8/April 15

Song of Songs (entire book)

John 13:1-3

Passover Day 9/April 16

Deuteronomy 16:1-8

John 2:13-23, Revelation 5:1-14, Revelation 22:1-5