The Gift to Remember

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Preached at the Sunday Morning service on December 4, 2011 by Pastor Ray Bertolet.
Part of the Miscellaneous series.

Many of us are anticipating enjoying a Christmas meal with our family. Some will travel great distances in order to enjoy that meal. The Passover is an equally anticipated celebration. However, when the disciples enjoyed their last Passover with Christ, He provided an explanation that increased the significance.

What is the Passover? A major festival held in the spring to commemorate Israel's deliverance from Egypt. The term is often used of the entire festival celebration (e.g., Ex 12:48; 2 Kings 23:21). It may also designate the Passover sacrifice to be eaten (Ex 12:11; 2 Chron 30:18) and the animal victim, i.e., the ""Passover Lamb"" (Ex 12:21; 2 Chron 30:15).(from International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, revised edition, Copyright © 1979 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. All rights reserved.)

Ex 12:11 Now you shall eat it in this manner: with your loins girded, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand; and you shall eat it in haste - it is the Lord's Passover.

Ex 12:14 Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the Lord; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance.

PASSOVER The Passover was to be an opportunity for the father to teach his children. He (not a substitute) was obliged to explain the meaning of the ceremony when his children asked (12:26; 13:8,14).(from International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, revised edition, Copyright © 1979 by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. All rights reserved.)

Tags: communion, eucharist, lords supper, selfish, transubstantiation

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  1. Sandra Workman says:

    Pastor Ray – Harry and I just listened to your message. Again, very soul searching and thought provoking. I think of the Scripture passage that says “Examine yourself and see if your in the faith”. This is a daily walk – keep on being filled with the Spirit – confessing sin and renewing right fellowship with the Lord. Good exhortation! Blessings, H&S

  2. Donna Coverdale says:

    God wants us to Himself, with no idols before Him. This message helps us to realize how easy it is to become distracted from the things of the Lord in our daily lives.

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