Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Christ Our Passover Lamb

John 19:14-16 NIV
It was the day of Preparation of Passover Week, about the sixth hour. "Here is your king," Pilate said to the Jews. But they shouted, "Take him away! Take him away! Crucify him!" "Shall I crucify your king?" Pilate asked. "We have no king but Caesar," the chief priests answered. Finally Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified.
1 Corinthians 5:7 NIV
For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.

5 comments:

Craig Dunning said...

Sorry, Michael, but no advertising here. If you can make a succinct comment, fine. But. NO. Advertising.

Craig Dunning said...

Michael,

Thank you for trying to help me and the handful of readers who come here, but unfortunately, you failed to meet my request: no advertising.

If you want to try one more time, that's fine.

In an effort to be as clear as possible, "No Advertising" means DO NOT insert a link. Comments are fine, but NO ADVERTISING.

Craig Dunning said...

Michael,

It's too bad that you couldn't honor my request by leaving a comment rather than an advertisement. It was a pretty simple request, really.

God's Word can easily be communicated without links . . . like in a comment. Oh well.

Michael Gormley said...
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Michael Gormley said...

Dear Craig,
I imagine you are feeling quite angry (not honouring your request).

I apologise, it won't happen again.

Below is an excerpt from the 4th Cup by Scott Hahn:

What is Jesus speaking of when he says, "It is finished?" I mean, our redemption is not completed once he - he's not yet raised.

Paul says, "He was raised for our justification."

So what is the it talking about? He said, 'It is finished', and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit, his breath.

The it, of course you realize by now, is the Passover sacrifice. Because who is Jesus Christ? He is the sacrifice of Egypt, the firstborn son.

Remember, the Egyptians involuntarily had to offer up their firstborn sons as atonement for their own sins and wickedness.

Christ dies for Egypt and the world. Plus, he is the Passover lamb, the unblemished lamb, without broken bones who offers himself up for the life of the world.

This fits with John's gospel, because as soon as Jesus was introduced in chapter 1 of the fourth gospel by John the Baptist, what did John say? He said “Behold the lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world."