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Friday, June 3, 2011


"All the congregation of Israel are to celebrate this."--Exodus 12:43. In Exodus 12:42-50, we find the details surrounding the Passover.  It was to serve as a memorial for when the Lord brought Israel out of Egypt.  According to Exodus 12:43, it was to be a celebration.

Celebration.  The Passover was intended to serve as a memorial for when God brought Israel out from under bondage in Egypt.

Celebration.  The Passover meal, when celebrated was intended to be a reminder for the circumcised Israelites.

Celebration. The word celebrate here means to do or to make so it is not celebration in that a party is thrown in the way we think of it.

Celebration.  This is something Israel was to do (celebrate) so that they would never forget.

Celebration. We have to remember that those of us who are in Christ are part of Israel and are therefore part of God's chosen people because of what Christ did for us.  We too have to remember what Christ did for us via a celebration.

Celebration.  We celebrate, we remember what God did for us by observing the Lord's Supper.

Celebration.  I touched on this on my last devo but we have to remember the Lord's Supper serves as a memorial of what Christ did for us.

Celebration.  Jesus commanded us to do this in Matthew 26:26-28.  In Acts 20:7, the disciples gathered together to break bread on the first day of the week.  Breaking of the bread in this verse signifies the partaking of the Lord's Supper.

Celebration.  We can never forget what Christ did for us in order to bring us "out of Egypt."  Aside from the command and example, observing the Lord's Supper is a must because it is a reminder, a memorial for all generations of what Christ did for us on the cross.

Celebration.  So next Sunday, when you partake of the Lord's Supper, remember what God did for you through the cross and see what you can do in response especially if it means you need to obey the gospel.


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