Passover 2011

Passover 2011

April 18, 2011

Passover this year was very special, my daddy came!!! He came to Purim and it was fun so I suppose he decided to brave Passover. I have to say if he made it through Passover he can make it through any of my Feast Day celebrations. This holiday is the most ritualistic of the feast days with a lot of reading, symbolism and it is all to be done in a particular order. My dad was a trooper and even though no one warned him what he was in store for, we made it through it.

The only sad thing is that my nephew Jonathan was unable to make it because he was working out of town.

I had tried for three weeks to write a new Haggadah (the booklet we use to go through the meal) but I always ended up with writers block each time I sat at my computer to try.

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Finally the day before Passover and no new Haggadah,  I decided maybe GOD was just wanting me to relax and so I decided to use one I had already wrote for Passover 2010. It was not “up to date” with all I have learned so far but it did the trick.

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We did not prepare very well and waited till the last minute to set everything up but it still turned out well.

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I decided to add the text (the wording in blue) from my Haggadah to this blog so you could follow along. As you read it remember I wanted to edit it some but I guess the Lord thought differently so I just went with what I had and adlibbed where I needed to.

Beginning of the Seder…
Blowing Trumpets
Trumpets we used to call the people to assemble.
Num 10:8  … the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.
Num 10:10  …in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, … that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: …
{blow Shofar}
Welcome
Welcome to Passover. Passover was a day of remembrance to the Jewish people of when GOD brought them out of Egypt. The old customs they did were a Prophesy of things to come. Just like the Jewish people in Egypt were slaves to pharaoh, we are slaves to sin. Just as GOD brought HIS people out of Egyptian bondage, JESUS also broke the bondage of sin from us with HIS sacrifice upon the cross. We know that the feast days were a shadow of things to come but that JESUS was the true Passover LAMB and through HIS sacrifice we are able to be free from the bondage of sin.
Removing Leaven
GOD commanded Moses …
Exo 12:17  And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened bread; for in this selfsame day have I brought your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore shall ye observe this day in your generations by an ordinance for ever.
Exo 13:3  And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.
We fast leavened bread during this feast to honor GOD and to show obedience to HIS word and to sacrifice the fleshly desires in our hearts. The leaven  represents sin in our life. Leaven  rises and puffs itself up just as sin does when we let it enter into our hearts.
1Co 5:7  Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us:
1Co 5:8  Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven,     neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but     with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
Traditionally Jewish people would search the room for any leaven that may still be present in the home… but let us search for any hidden leaven of sin in our hearts and through a repentant prayer remove the leaven from among us.
{PRAY…}prayer
We praise you, JESUS our salvation, help us to prepare for Passover by removing the leaven of sin from our hearts. If there be any leaven of wickedness that may remain among us, which we have not seen and have not removed, may it be as if it does not exist in JESUS’ HOLY NAME!

Lighting the Passover Candle
The candles symbolize the presence of God.

John 8:12  Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
{Pray…}

Capture
We praise you and magnify you oh LORD because we are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light:
{LIGHT}

lighting

One thing I learned since last years Passover is that it is tradition that a woman lights the candles ushering in the “Presence of GOD” symbolically with the lights, just as it was through a woman (Mary) who brought the Light of the World to us by the birth of Yeshua (Jesus).

The First Cup: Cup of Sanctification
With four cups of the vine, we celebrate and recall God’s promises of freedom to Israel and to us. In the four cups that we drink tonight we celebrate these four “I will” promises of God in Gen 6:6-7
Exo 6:6  Wherefore say unto the children of Israel, I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will rid you out of their bondage, and I will redeem you with a stretched out arm, and with great judgments
Exo 6:7  And I will take you to me for a people, and I will be to you a God: and ye shall know that I am the LORD your God, which bringeth you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.
God chose us to be set apart or “sanctified”
John 17:16  They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
John 17:17  Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.
We take the first cup and proclaim the joy of this day of freedom from the sin of the world, that we are to be set apart; to be in the world but not of the world.
{Pray}
Blessed is God who fulfills his promises, who is ever faithful to his servants who trust in Him.
In every age oppressors rise against us to crush our spirits and bring us low. From the hands of all these tyrants and conquerors ….whether they be natural or spiritual…. from the power of anything that hinders us from being His people, the Lord rescues and restores us.

Joh 8:34  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
Just like Israel was a servant to Egypt
Joh 8:36  If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.
Let us drink the first cup. A cup to sanctification. May we always be set apart.
{Pray}
We praise you, our God, Ruler of the universe who creates fruit of the vine.
{drink 1st cup}

sanctification

Instead of using one large glass refilled many times we used neat little blue shot glasses prefilled so that it was easier to keep up with and so that those who do not care for grape juice only have to take a little to join in.

Preparation
Foot Washing
Foot washing is a lesson in humility.
At the last supper, a Passover meal like we are having tonight, JESUS washed HIS disciples  feet.

John 13:12-16
So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another’s feet.
For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.

As a symbol of humility , to show that none is greater or better than another and that we are all equal in God’s eyes, I now ask anyone who would like to join in the foot washing part of this celebration please come.
{Foot washing}
Hand Washing
We will now prepare for the meal by washing our hands, symbolizing the purity of heart and hands that we are called to exhibit as God’s people.

Psa 24:3 -4 Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; …
{Symbolic Wash  of hands}

I decided to skip the foot and hand washing this year because I felt crushed for time and not sure how my dad would feel about it, besides my wisteria bush lost all it’s blooms and there was nothing to add to the water to make it pretty like I did last year.

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The salt water bowl tipped and some spilled on my dad’s leg, I jokingly declare, “We baptized him!” and Dave threw his hands up in praise. It was so funny! I suppose that could have stood for the foot and hand washing at that point, (still laughing about that).

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I thought it was about time to serve some food before the “natives” got too restless. Austin, being the wonderful son he is, jumped right in and helped Stewart and I serve everyone our “traditional” broccoli and cheese soup.

“Seder” means Order

Twice during the feast two elements representing a mixture of positive and negative experiences or emotions are incorporated into the service. The first is here where we will eat Parsley with salt water and later when we will eat the sweet fruit mix with bitter herb. The contrasting elements serve to remind us that life is often a confusing mixture of joy and sorrow, of bitter endings and sweet new beginnings. It is not our goal to eliminate the negative experiences, rather our goal is to rejoice in the fact that God works in all of the circumstances of life.

This parsley symbolizing the hyssop that was used to apply the blood to the door posts, represents life, created and sustained by the Lord our God. We are filled with joy at the goodness of God in loving us and caring for us, and bringing into our lives all good things. And yet as good as God intended life to be, it is often mixed with tears. The salt water symbolizes the tears.

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The Green Vegetables (Parsley)
{pick up Parsley and dip let the water drip off to resemble tears}

Tonight, we are celebrating the freedom and wonderful deliverance that God brought to us. Just as HE did for the slaves in Egypt and as HE did for us on the cross. We can not forget that life is often hard and filled with pain and suffering and tears, but yet JESUS will never leave us or forsake us and HE always sustains us through it all. Let us never forget that the struggle for freedom begins in suffering, and that life is sometimes immersed in tears but GOD will never leave us or forsake us.
{Pray}
Thank you JESUS for sustaining us through the hardships in life.. And for reminding us that YOU refine us in the furnace of affliction. And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
{Eat Parsley}

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Brenda discussing the taste of the parsley in salt water while Dave gives a “not so pleased” look at me and reaching for his glass. Yeah, it’s good for them to suffer!

The Breaking of Bread:

Three pieces of bread represented the people, priests, & GOD.

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Custom is to take the middle one of the three pieces of bread, the piece that stood for the priest, the mediator between God and the people, and break it.

We, knowing truth, break it to represent Jesus’ body that was broken,
{Break middle piece}

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When I did this Austin made a remark, “Mom, that looks like the veil that was rent!” Hmm, more symbolism, good call Austin!

wrap half in a linen napkin as HE was wrapped in linen for burial,
{Wrap in linen}

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hidden it as HE was buried,
{set aside to be hidden}

brought back as HE was resurrected,
and distributed to everyone seated , as He gives life to all who believe.

The Story of Passover
The Passover story is the heart of the feast
Exo 12:26  And it shall come to pass, when your children shall say unto you, What mean ye by this service?
Exo 12:27  That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the LORD’S passover, who passed over the houses of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worshipped.
Once we were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, but the Lord in His goodness and mercy brought us out of that land with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm.
we were enslaved by our sins, but God in His goodness and mercy forgave our transgressions and called us to be His people.
Therefore, we have gathered to remember who we are, what God has done for us, and to tell to our children the story of God’s grace and deliverance.
Heb 13:8  Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
And he still delivers us from the hand of the enemy.

The Story of the First Passover :
God had promised Abraham and Sarah that they would be a great people, a promise he renewed to each generation, to Isaac and Jacob. As time passed Jacob’s children came to live in the land of Egypt where his son Joseph was advisor to Pharaoh. But years passed and another Pharaoh came to power who did not remember Joseph and did not know his God, so he enslaved the Israelites. He forced them to work hard making bricks of clay and straw with which to build his cities. As the people increased in numbers, he feared that they might rebel against him, so he ordered every newborn boy killed. The people knew only work, suffering, and tears.

They cried out from their cruel oppression, hoping that God would remember the promises He had made to the fathers. And God heard their cry and remembered the covenant He had made with Abraham. Through a wise mother and sister, God saved the
life of the boy Moses from the ruthless hands of Pharaoh. After he had grown up, God sent Moses to deliver the Israelites from the slavery of Egypt, and promised Moses that He would be with him.
And yet when Moses asked Pharaoh to free the Israelites, he refused and increased their labor. So God sent ten plagues on Pharaoh and the land of Egypt so they might know that the Lord is God, and let the people go.
In a moment we will drink the second cup, the cup of deliverance, and we will celebrate in joy God’s deliverance from slavery. I full cup is a symbol of joy. Yet our joy is diminished because the Egyptians, who are also God’s children, suffered from Pharaoh’s evil ways. Lives were sacrificed to bring about the release of God’s people from the slavery of Egypt, and we do not rejoice at the death of any of God’s children. As we recount the plagues, we will spill a drop of wine from our cups for each plague to recall the cost of sin, and the consequences of evil in our world.

The Plagues

This is where I get creative and include the kids by using visual aides. I have them guess the plague and use hints and props to help. The cool thing I learned different from last year was that each plague focused on the different “gods” of Egypt. Yahweh (GOD) was showing the Egyptians that HE was the one who controlled all things so HE lashed out at their so called gods.

Exo 12:12  For I will go through the land of Egypt in that night, and will smite all the first-born in the land of Egypt, both man and beast; and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgments: I am Jehovah.

Blood.

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The ol’ water to kool-aide trick the kids were impressed. I explained how it wasn’t just the Nile but all water everywhere in Egypt.

Exo 7:19  And Jehovah said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thy hand over the waters of Egypt, over their rivers, over their streams, and over their pools, and over all their ponds of water, that they may become blood; and there shall be blood throughout all the land of Egypt, both in vessels of wood and in vessels of stone.

Frogs.

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I get the rubbery plastic frogs and toss them across the table usually knocking over a shot glass or two of grape juice and frogs land in drinks and such, I figure what better way to understand what a plague of frogs is like, the kids love catching them and keeping them to play with afterwards.

Lice.

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OK, I know these aren’t lice but out of the assortment of glow in the dark plastic bugs I bought, these “doodlebugs”  was as close as it got. It was hilarious to hear the kids saying, “I want lice..I want lice!!”
Swarms.

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I used all the winged insects from what I bought to be the swarms.

Cattle Disease.

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Using the kids toy cattle I acted out the cattle walking along and then falling over dead, and yes I know it was all the live stock not just cattle.
Exo 9:3  behold, the hand of Jehovah is upon thy cattle which are in the field, upon the horses, upon the asses, upon the camels, upon the herds, and upon the flocks: there shall be a very grievous murrain.

Boils.

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Adam modeling the “boils” mask I used. I colored red dots on a white plastic mask I had, I think I kind of freaked them out a little.

Hail.

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Using crushed ice I didn’t get very creative with the hail even though my dad kept picking on me wanting to see how I made the fire come down too.

Exo 9:23  And Moses stretched forth his rod toward heaven: and Jehovah sent thunder and hail, and fire ran down unto the earth; and Jehovah rained hail upon the land of Egypt.

Locusts.

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I had more locust but the other kids took them before I got a picture.

Darkness.

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I decided to try something better than shutting off the lights this year, so I went and found some “Special Dark” chocolate bars. I thought “yep, I bet this is a darkness that can be “felt” (“and tasted” as the kids said.) Anna saw it was chocolate and went to the end of the table to get serious about catching, notice there are many hands up in the air now, even the adults were competing for this plague.

Death of the First Born.

Not having anything to play on the death of the first born I just said, “OK, what if Dave, Brandon, and Austin all died…” Brandon chimes in “hey and mom!” So making sure I mentioned killing off all of the first born they knew which plague we were talking about.

To the kids, the plagues are the best part of the Feast, they love it and look forward to it each year. After getting the kids set back down, I continued reading.

As innocent people suffered and died long ago because of the oppression of a tyrant,  people today still suffer from evil in the world.  We cannot celebrate God’s deliverance for ourselves without longing that ALL God’s children experience freedom from their bondage of sin. So, we will spill another drop from our cups to recall the suffering of the many lost souls in the world today.
We will now offer a prayer for peace and for the lost souls in the world today.
{Pray}
Dear Heavenly father we ask that you touch the lives of those who haven fallen by the wayside and we ask you to be the repairer of the breach that your people may come back to you and no longer be lost in sin and for all those who suffer at the hand of the enemy.

The Shank Bone
Pharaoh continued to refuse to let the people go until the last plague, the death of the firstborn of all of Egypt, convinced him to release the people. By following God’s instructions and putting the blood of a lamb on the door posts of the houses, the Israelites were spared this plague as death “Passed Over” their houses.

Jewish people use a lamb bone as the symbol of the Passover lamb that was killed so they could be spared.
{Pick up the cross for all to see}

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I chose the cross. It reminds us not only of God’s wonderful grace in providing for us life and not death, but that it is only by …. (1Pe 1:19) …the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot,
that we might have salvation.
The Lamb slain in the Old Testament was just a symbol of JESUS…like the lamb, JESUS shed HIS blood so that the wrath of GOD would pass over us saving us from death and hell.

The Second Cup: Deliverance (by plagues)

With the second cup we celebrate the deliverance that God has brought to us. We are privileged to thank God, to praise Him, to reverence Him, and to rejoice in His grace. He has brought us forth from bondage to freedom, from sorrow to joy, from slavery to redemption, out of darkness to HIS marvelous light.

{Pray}
We praise you O Lord our God, maker of Heaven and Earth, for delivering us from sin through your sacrifice.
We praise you O Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who creates the fruit of the earth.
Let us drink the Second Cup.
{drink 2nd cup}

2nd cup

Bitter Herbs
{Take top & middle bread, break and distribute}
Tonight we eat Unleavened Bread because our ancestors in Egypt had to leave in such haste that they could not wait for their bread to rise, and so had bake it while it was still flat.
(Deut. 16:3)You shall eat unleavened bread, the bread of affliction, because you came out of the land of Egypt with great haste, so that all the days of your life you may remember the day of your departure from Egypt.
Exo 12:8  And they shall eat the flesh in that night, roast with fire, and unleavened bread; and with bitter herbs they shall eat it.
Tonight we also eat bitter herbs to remind us of how bitter our lives are when we are, under the bondage of sin. As sweet as our lives are after coming to JESUS, we must never forget the bitterness of our bondage. We do not want to return to that bondage of sin so we need to remember that JESUS paid the price for us… HE took the wrath we deserved. So remember what JESUS went through and do not turn HIS sacrifice into something meaningless by continuing in sin when HE shed His blood so that we might be brought out of darkness of sin into HIS glorious light of salvation.

Tonight we eat this special feast because we have all been  redeemed from bondage. We tell the story because we glorify GOD for HIS strength and HIS might that broke off the bondage of evil and sin giving us freedom and salvation.

{Pray}
We Praise you, O Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who brings forth bread from the earth.
We Praise you, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who has made us holy with your word, and has commanded to eat unleavened bread.
{Take top and middle pieces of bread break and distribute}

{Dip bread into bitter herb}
With bitter herbs, let us remember how bitter our slavery was in the land of Egypt. As we eat, let us allow the bitter taste to bring tears of compassion for the pain that our fathers and mothers felt long ago. But let us also weep for those who are still enslaved and have not yet experienced the deliverance that our gracious God brings.
{Pray}
We Praise you, O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who has made us holy with your word, and has commanded to eat bitter herbs.
{Eat bitter herb on bread}

bitter herb

Unfortunately my bitter herb (horseradish) was not as bitter as I had hoped, maybe it lost some of it’s bite but no one seemed phased by it, they said the parsley in salt water was worse. Now I am challenged for next year to find something really nasty to be bitter.

{Take bottom bread and break and distribute}
As we are reminded of the bitterness of our slavery, so too are we reminded of the hope that we have in our Lord. We will now begin to make the “sandwich” by placing a small amount of bitter herb on a piece of bread.
{Place small amount of herb on bread}
The fruit mix is a sweet mixture of apples, honey, and nuts. It is made to look like the mixture of clay and straw that the Israelites used to make bricks for the cities of Pharaoh. Hope in a future with God sweetened the misery of their slavery.
Often, life is a mixture of the bitter and the sweet, of sadness and joy. Let us now add the sweetness of the fruit to the bitterness of the herb.
{Place fruit mix on top of herb and cover with more bread}
1Th 1:6  And ye became followers … of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost:

{eat sandwich}
we know with God, what sweetness that He can bring into the most bitter of our circumstances.

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The Sweet fruit mix was well liked.

The Meal
We have broken bread together and have told the story of our deliverance. Let us now eat together in celebration of our freedom.
We will now offer a blessing for the food
{Pray}
We praise you O Lord our God, Ruler of the universe, who in kindness, goodness, and grace gives food to the world. Your love for us endures forever. We praise you, O Lord, who provides food for all life.
May the Holy One, who makes peace in the heavens, make peace for us and for all people. Amen.
{Eat Meal}

Dinner Time!

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For dinner we had a salad and brisket cooked like a roast and potatoes and carrots. YUM! Normally I go overboard and have fruits and nuts and several dishes of food but this year I went a bit more simple and it turned out great. So from now on I am going the easy route and it is a lot less stress on me.

The Third Cup: Redemption

It is now time to reveal that which has been hidden. We will find the hidden bread so that we may conclude our meal.

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“L” found the hidden matzah! She was so excited!

The hidden bread has traditionally symbolized hope for the future, a symbol of redemption, as God again acts in history to proclaim good news to the poor, release to the captives, recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor [Isaiah 61:1-2 quoted in Luke 4:18-19].
I am the Lord; I will redeem you with an outstretched arm [Exodus 6:6].
As we have found the hidden bread that has been hidden, we celebrate the fact that our long hoped for Messiah has come, and brought us a new freedom from a very old slavery.
John 8:31  Then said Jesus to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed;
John 8:32  And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
John 8:33  They answered him, We be Abraham’s seed, and were never in bondage to any man: how sayest thou, Ye shall be made free?
John 8:34  Jesus answered them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.
To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his grace and made us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen. [Revelation 1:5-6]
We will now fill the third cup.
{fill 3rd cup}
Jesus stood in the synagogue of his hometown of Nazareth and read from the Isaiah scroll that promised a new work of God in the world. When he had finished reading, he said, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing” [Luke 4:21]. We still live in the “today” of that fulfillment, and so we celebrate the coming of Jesus the Messiah, and the faithfulness of God in working throughout history to bring deliverance and freedom to his people.
Jesus has brought to us a new freedom from the chains of oppression and sin that enslave us. Jesus celebrated Passover with his disciples on the night before he was betrayed and delivered up to be crucified. He commanded that his disciples partake of the bread and the wine as emblems of his broken body and shed blood.

We partake of these elements to participate in the new life, in the new birth that God in Jesus the Christ has provided for us.
”Communion”
Let us all take a piece of the unleavened bread.
{take and break the hidden bread and distribute}
This broken bread of redemption reminds us of the broken body of our Lord Jesus Christ that was broken for us. Take and eat this, remembering that Jesus died for us, and in so doing accept the grace of God that brings freedom from bondage to sin.
{lift cup}
This cup reminds us of the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ that was spilled because of us and on our behalf. Drink this, remembering that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, and in so doing accept the grace that transforms us and brings us from darkness into His marvelous light, and allows us to be people of God.
{eat bread and drink 3rd cup}

3rd cup
The Fourth Cup: Praise
Our Seder is now complete, just as our redemption is complete. We rejoice with thanksgiving, and yet are humbled by God’s love!
I am the Lord; I will take you as my people and I will be your God [Exodus 6:7].
Yet the story of God’s redemption is not ended. We celebrate what God has done in our history, and what he has done for us, but at the same time we still await a new future. All creation still groans and longs for its final redemption. As Jesus left, he promised he would come again and restore all things. We have faith enough to believe that God will not leave the world the way it is, so we await the day in which He will again come and bring His Kingdom in fullness.

We raise our glasses a fourth time in Praise and Thanksgiving for God’s enduring grace and love to us.
{Raise 4th cup}
Blessed are you, O Lord our God, Ruler of the Universe, who has adopted us as your children, and allowed us to call you Father.

Our Father, who is in heaven, Holy is your name! Your Kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into trials, but deliver us from evil. For yours is the Kingdom, the power, and the glory forever. Amen.
We drink the Fourth Cup and give thanks!
{drink 4th cup}

4th cup
The traditional conclusion of the Seder is a hope for the future expressed by Jews throughout history: “Next year in Jerusalem.” We will conclude our Seder with the same expression of hope and faith in God, as we await the coming of a new Jerusalem.

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Next year in the New Jerusalem!

The traditional meal was complete we served dessert and the kids went out to play and the adults sat around and just visited.

After watching the video of this all to get my still shots I saw a few things I would do different and I am seriously going to rewrite my haggadah within the next few weeks so I will be ready for next year. I love it because I grow so much looking into every detail of the Passover. Each year I have held a Passover, GOD has showed me something new and exciting. I learned from a good friend when she and I were talking about the time line of Yeshua’s  crucifixion that the “Last Supper” wasn’t the Passover meal and all this time I had thought it was. Isn’t the Lord awesome to show us so much!

Sorry that some of the pictures are not the greatest because I recorded the whole thing on my camcorder and then took still shots from that. Also, since I was using an old Haggadah I needed to edit, I tried to remember when reading to use the name Yeshua in place of Jesus, because I feel it is HIS true name and I prefer it. I should have just bought a Messianic Haggadah, things would have been simpler!

 

~Becky~

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About beckyhusband

Becky is a Christian homeschool mom blogger that lives on a small farm in Deep East Texas. When she isn't homeschooling her kids, she is busy documenting their life on her blog through photography, video, and slideshows. She has always been talented using the computer and working with digital imagery in an artistic and inspiring way. Her experience includes recording and editing videos for church, capturing and editing digital photos, scanning and digitally "cleaning" paper photos, and creating photo slideshows.

Posted on April 25, 2011, in Celebrate, Faith, Feast Days and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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