PASSOVER MEAL: SEDER DINNER
Isaiah 53:4-5 4Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 5But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.
THE ECHAD (COMPLEX UNIT OF _____________)
1st matzoh: Never touched, used, or seen
2nd matzoh: Broken in half – 1/2 back into the echad, 1/2 wrapped in a linen cloth (afikomen)
3rd matzoh: Used to eat the Seder meal
CUPS OF PASSOVER WINE(EXODUS 6:6-8)
1st cup (sanctification):”I will bring you out…”
2nd cup (deliverance):”I will save you…”
3rd cup (redemption):”I will redeem you…”
4th cup (blessing): “I will take you…”
5th cup: or wrath, or for Elijah
THE LAST SUPPER: COMMUNION*
Matthew 26:26-29 26Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said,”Take, eat; this is my body.” 27And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying,”Drink of it, all of you, 28for this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29I tell you I will not drink again of this fruit of the vine until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.”[See also 1 Corinthians 11:23-32]
*koinōnia (koy-nohn-ee’-ah); partnership, participation, communion, fellowship1
HUNGRY AND THIRSTY(PSALM 34:8)
John 6:35 Jesus said to them,”I AM the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst. [See also John 6:53-58]
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
COMMUNION WITH GOD
To _______________ communion means to be _____ communion with God. What does it mean to be _____ communion with God? Are you _____ communion with God?
To be _____ communion with God means…
You __________ Him freely, not fearfully.
You have complete ___________ to Him.
You’re ___________ with Him—not pretentious.
You’re ___________ to Him—not resistant.
You know your ___________ in view of His.
Your ____________ have changed (and/or are changing).
You trust in His _____________, not yours.
PERSONAL APPLICATION,FAMILY DISCUSSION, AND LIFE GROUP QUESTIONS