Dr. Lester F. Ayars - March 16, 2014
Christ Our Passover, Part III. “Eating the Lamb”
Message Title: Christ Our Passover, Part III. “Eating the Lamb” Part 11 of The Scarlet Thread series Pastor Ayars Scripture—Exodus 12:7-11, I Corinthians 5:6-9  “Then they shall take some of the blood and put it on the two doorposts and the lintel of the houses in which they eat it.  They shall eat the flesh that night, roasted on the fire; with unleavened bread and bitter herbs they shall eat it.  Do not eat any of it raw or boiled in water, but roasted, its head with its legs and its inner parts.  And you shall let none of it remain until the morning; anything that remains until the morning you shall burn.  In this manner you shall eat it: with your belt fastened, your sandals on your feet, and your staff in your hand. And you shall eat it in haste. It is the LORD’s Passover. (Exodus 12:7-11 ESV)  Your boasting is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?  Cleanse out the old leaven that you may be a new lump, as you really are unleavened. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed.  Let us therefore celebrate the festival, not with the old leaven, the leaven of malice and evil, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (1 Corinthians 5:6-8 ESV) Main Idea—Eating the Lamb Signifies Appropriation and Fellowship The Passover Lamb is a type of Christ. The Passover Lamb was eaten by those in the households that were spared the death angel by application of the blood of the Lamb. Eating the Lamb signifies two things— appropriating the benefits of the lamb, and fellowship with the Lord and one another. Mandates: 1. Eat the flesh that night (the night it was sacrificed) The Christian life cannot be separated from redemption through Christ. 2. Prepare the lamb— roasted–signifying God’s judgment which Christ took on our behalf eaten with unleavened bread—leaven was purged representing dealing with and forsaking any sinful practice in order to have fellowship with God and His church bitter herbs—a reminder of the suffering of Christ. Sin means the death of something or someone. This is a deterrent. Prohibitions: Not raw—to water down the sacrificial lamb Consumed by Fire: Head (our minds cleansed) legs (our walk through life redeemed and sanctified) and inner parts (our emotions sanctified). Nothing to remain until morning—a once and for all sacrifice of Christ for sin. Application Time— What was the most important truth for you from this message? What, from this message, is causing you to change your mind about the ways of God? To change your life to conform with the will of God? My sin will always cause the death of an innocent—in the Old Testament—an animal, for Christian believers–Christ Himself. How is this significant to you?
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