Preparing for the Passover – the week in review

Moses – From “The Prince of Egypt”

Today is actually the first night of Passover it is the 14th day of Nissan the day the Passover Lamb was to be killed and its blood sprinkled on the door posts of the people in Israel so the death angel would “Pass Over” their home.  If you haven’t heard or read the story of the Passover it is the amazing story of the miraculous escape by the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt.  The Passover Sedar (dinner) that is eaten by Jewish and many christian believers on this night tells that story.   To get the whole story you should read from the Bible the book of Exodus chapters 1 through 15. Or you could watch the old movie with Charlton Heston, the Ten Commandments, or my favorite movie of the exodus, the animated “Prince of Egypt.” Anyway….We will have our dinner this year on Saturday night as we co-mingle the entire story of the Passover and Jesus death and resurrection which will be celebrated on Sunday April 20th.

This week I hope to post  something everyday to share my thoughts on the story.  Today I want to point out the events in the Life of Jesus that show the fulfillment of prophecy and that Jesus was the passover Lamb.

Grace and Peace

Here is a chart I put together to guide you through the week of events.  I encourage you to read the verses posted for each day to get the whole story.

“…And when I see the blood I will pass over you and no plague will befall you to destroy you …”  Exodus 12:13
NISSEN   March – April                                                                                                                        
10th   Sanctification
The Choosing of the Passover Lamb
(Exodus 12:3)
Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem (A.D.32 ) (Matthew 21:1-9 Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-38 John 12:12-18, Zech 9:9) fulfillment of Dan 9:26
Jesus Chosen as the Lamb of God
Mark 11:11
Cursing the fig tree
Matthew 21:18-21, Mark 11:12)
Jesus drives the money changers from the temple (Matt 21:12-16, Mark 11: 15-19, Luke 19:45-47)
Jesus Entered Jerusalem, taught in the Temple Mark 11:20- 12-44
Olivet Discourse Mark 13:1-37
Anointing of Jesus by Mary of Bethany
(Matt 26:6-13, Mark 14:3-9)
Judas agrees to betray Jesus ( Mark 14:10-11)
Jesus Disciples prepared for the Passover
Matthew 26: 17
First Passover
Exodus 12:1 -13
Leviticus 23:4-5
Jesus eats the Passover with His Disciples – The Last Supper
Matt 26:20-30, Mark 14:17-21, Luke 22:14-20, 24-30,
Birthday of John the Baptist 1BC (Coming of Elijah)
Deliverance from Egypt
Exodus 12:
The Feast of Unleavened Bread
Exodus 12:17
Leviticus 23:6-7,
Trial & Crucifixion of Jesus  
Matt 26:47-27:66
Jesus is the bread of Life John 6:35
The Grave
Feast of First Fruits
Exodus 23:19
Leviticus 23:10-14
Matt 28:1-10
I Corinthians 15:20,23
I Thes 4:13-18
Exodus 12:1-51
Matt. 20:29 – 28:20
Mark 10:46 – 16:20
Luke 18:35 – 24:12
John 12:1 – 20:18

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