Passover or Easter?
“Maybe you think of a Jewish ceremonial meal or the remarkable events of the first Passover recorded in the biblical book of Exodus. The story of millions of people painting blood on their doorposts to escape death and afterwards gathering their belongings and leaving Egypt—for the first time in their lives free from oppressive slavery.
But what meaning does the Passover have for a Christian?
Referring to Christians, the apostle Paul said that Jesus is “our Passover.” What critical meaning should this have for you?
“In a short time, Jews will be observing the Passover and most Christians will be celebrating Easter.
Why don’t most Christians observe the Passover at the same time and in the same manner as instructed by Jesus? Have you ever thought about that?
Jesus observed the Passover with His disciples. Jesus is the Passover—the Lamb of God. Shouldn’t we be following His example?
Instead Christianity substitutes a non-biblical celebration involving colored eggs and chocolate bunnies. What a poor substitute for following the Savior’s example of foot-washing, eating bread as a symbol of Christ’s broken body and drinking wine as a symbol of His blood—on the same night when He did it. It was on that Passover night that He commanded His disciples to do this—what did He say?—“in remembrance of me” (Luke 22:19, 1 Corinthians 11:24).
How much more can we experience God’s power in releasing the shackles of sin and conquering the desires of sin, if we would obey the Passover Lamb by observing what He said to do at the time and in the manner He said to do it?” http://www.ucg.org/beyond-today/beyond-today-television-program/christ-our-passover
Video of the complete program: https://youtu.be/5Ltd2gLa7HU
The 10 Commandments in the Old and New Testaments“Jesus identifies faithful members of His Church as those “who keep the commandments of God” (Revelation 12:17). Some of the final words of the Bible and this revelation of Jesus Christ likewise state: “Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city” (Revelation 22:14).
The 10 Commandments given by God in the Old Testament continue to be God’s expectations of Christians today.
The following chart identifies references to the 10 Commandments in both the Old and New Testaments.
Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 5:7
Matthew 4:10; Luke 4:8; Revelation 14:7
Exodus 20:4-6; Deuteronomy 5:8-10
Acts 15:20; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Galatians 5:19-20; Ephesians 5:5
Exodus 20:7; Deuteronomy 5:11
Matthew 5:33-37; 1 Timothy 6:1; James 2:7
Exodus 20:8-11; Deuteronomy 5:12-15
Luke 4:16; 23:55-56; Acts 17:1-2; 18:4; Hebrews 4:9; 1 John 2:6
Exodus 20:12; Deuteronomy 5:16
Matthew 15:4-9; 19:19; Mark 10:19; Luke 18:20; Romans 1:29-30; Ephesians 6:1-3
Exodus 20:13; Deuteronomy 5:17
Matthew 5:21-22; 19:18; Mark 10:19; Luke 18:20; Romans 1:29-30; 13:9
Exodus 20:14; Deuteronomy 5:18
Matthew 5:27-28; 19:18; Mark 10:11-12, 19; Luke 16:18; 18:20; Romans 7:2-3;13:9
Exodus 20:15; Deuteronomy 5:19
Matthew 19:18; Mark 10:19; Luke 18:20; Romans 13:9; Ephesians 4:28; 1 Peter 4:15; Revelation 9:21
Exodus 20:16; Deuteronomy 5:20
Matthew 19:18; Mark 10:19; Luke 18:20; Acts 5:3-4; Romans 13:9; Ephesians 4:25
Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21
Luke 12:15; Romans 1:29; 7:7; 13:9; 1 Corinthians 6:9-10; Galatians 5:19-21; Ephesians 5:3, 5
I didn’t think that this was ever going to get posted today, so many hindrances have happened. The great computer guy at church brought me a different computer which was supposed to be all set up with all the things that I need in it. But I had to phone Technical Support twice, and you know how that goes. You are speaking to someone with a very foreign accent, (more than my British one) for ages.
Then a storm came and the downed trees knocked out the power for a couple of hours. Then because the time and date on the computer went back to the Boer War, it wouldn’t let me sign in. Finally I have it all fixed.
The ugly orange Hide-A-bed was sold this week to a lady who wanted the shape of the bare bones but is going to recover it. Then my friend who works in Estate Sales got me a pretty burgundy loveseat which looks really nice in my living room.
My new doctor had me give some blood to their “vampire’ and he put me on thyroid medicine, but said that it takes a while to work. My little old scraggly foster-cat was weighed and had her thyroid re-checked but she still isn’t putting on any weight. She is so picky, because she doesn’t feel well I suppose, so I have trouble getting her to eat anything. She drinks an awful lot of water, but she will only eat a few morsels of raw chicken liver and maybe a teaspoon of canned cat food. She seems happy though.
All this with my back still hurting, so I have to go to a chiropractor this week. This hitch in my get-along is hampering me so I didn’t cook anything for the church potluck, I just put previously cooked and frozen bison and veggies in a crockpot.
The Bible readings were Exo. 7:14-8:32, Joel 3:9-21, Rom. 9:17-18, and Matt. 13:1-50. The teaching was about the “I AM WHO I AM” as per Exo. 3:14.
Thank goodness the storms are over for the day.
PS: Well, things still didn't go right. I had to publish this through Blogger and not Open Live Writer, so it's not that same.