EXODUS 12:1-13 – GET THE PICTURE
Show a few pictures. Each time one is identified correctly, say, “You get the picture!”
The People of Israel were preparing to leave Egypt. There would be one last plague before Pharaoh would agree to release the Israelites. The death angel would pass through. The Children of Israel were told to offer the Passover Lamb as a sacrifice and to spread the blood on the doorposts. The death angel saw the blood and passed over. Exodus 12:13
The Passover Lamb is a picture of our Lord Jesus Christ who is the “Lamb of God” and “our Passover”. John 1:29, 1 Corinthians 5:7
John 1:29 – The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
1 Corinthians 5:7 – …For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
Get the Picture! Consider:
A CHOSEN LAMB – Exodus 12:3, Acts 2:22-24, 1 Peter 1:20
- A lamb needed to be chosen by each family.
- Jesus was chosen by God to be the Passover Lamb for the world.
A CLEAN LAMB – Exodus 12:5, 1 Peter 1:18-19
- The lamb needed to be perfect.
- Jesus was perfect. He was sinless.
A CONSECRATED LAMB – Exodus 12:6, Luke 9:21-22, John 17:19
- The Lamb was kept. He was set apart for the task of being the Passover Lamb.
- Jesus was set apart to go to the cross to die for sin.
A CRUSHED LAMB – Exodus 12:6, Isaiah 52:13-15, 53:3-6
- The Lamb was slain.
- The Lamb was slain for us!
A COVERING LAMB – Exodus 12:7, 13, Romans 5:9
- The blood was applied to the doorposts.
- When the blood of Christ is applied to our lives, we have forgiveness, and our sins are covered.
A CONSUMED LAMB – Exodus 12:8-10, John 6:51-58
- The lamb was to be totally consumed.
- To eat Jesus’ flesh means to believe on Him alone.
- The Lamb didn’t have a choice.
- Jesus had a choice.
- You have a choice.
- Chose to believe.
- Chose to love.
- Chose to serve.
Chose to pay attention during the Communion Service. 1 Corinthians 11:23-28