Why We Don’t Celebrate Easter, Part 1B: God Executes the Law of the Passover (Exodus 12:29-51)

Passover meal


Dear Church,

Above you will find today’s teaching on the Doctrine of the Passover.

Part 1B of our Why We Don’t Celebrate Easter series concerns the Lord’s execution of the Passover. God told the nation to eat with their sandals on, belt around the waist, and staff in their hand in order to prepare to flee Egypt when the time came.

Here at the end of Exodus 12, we see that the Lord does strike the firstborn of Egypt as He told Israel, and the Israelites are given “favor” (what we know to be “grace”) in that the Egyptians give him gold, silver, and articles of clothing.

Along with the actual Passover event (the meal, destruction of the firstborn of Egypt’s children and cattle), we also see God give regulations or conditions for the Passover and how it is to be observed. Of these, we see the Lord allow “strangers” to dwell in the land, be circumcised, and eat the Passover meal. Even in the Old Testament, the Lord is an Equal Opportunity Savior who accepts both Jew and Gentile into His fold.

We pray that this Passover teaching has blessed you so far. Next week, we look to go into Numbers 9 as we continue our study into the Doctrine of the Passover.

Until then, be blessed, and have another blessed week in the Lord.

In Him,

Pastor D.M. Richardson

The Essential Church

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Passover Doctrine Songs

Opening Selection: “Worthy is the Lamb” (Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir)

Second Selection: “Behold the Lamb (Communion Hymn)” by Keith and Kristyn Getty

Pre-Teaching Selection: “Now Behold the Lamb” (Kirk Franklin)

Closing Selection: “Just As I Am, Without One Plea” (O Lamb of God, I Come”)