Learn the truth behind ‘Christ our Passover’

Published 10:19 am Friday, April 7, 2017

The Apostle Paul referred to Jesus as “our Passover,” but what does that mean? 

This year on Good Friday, Frank and Mary Houtz will host a Passover demonstration to learn what this statement means. 

The Passover Seder was a tradition made to commemorate the exodus of the children of Israel from Egypt. Every year in Jesus’ time, Israelites would travel to Jerusalem to participate in that tradition, having a meal together as a family. 

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The tradition had been set and written down by the first century BC, and Jesus is recorded as celebrating this event, which was later called the The Last Supper. He had an existing protocol for how it was to be done. This practice has been preserved and can be experienced today, like it was in the first century. 

Friday evening April 14 there will be a presentation of these traditions. The will include a meal, a telling of the story of the Exodus and a systematic explanation of how Jesus walked out the story of the Passover lamb. 

Come experience a part of history and pick up some context we miss when not taking part in these events. 

Experience the excitement of a Passover meal together and find Jesus in the Passover. 

This demonstration is open to all Christians who want to add depth to their understanding of Christ. It will include a community Communion service for all people who identify as Christians from many denominations. This will be a service in the context of the Last Supper which was part of the Passover meal. 

The event will cost $15 per person for adults or $7 for children ages 6 to 12. It will be free for children younger than 6. If you have a larger family, your immediate household can attend for $60. 

The services begins at 6 p.m. Friday, April 14, at Jefferson College at Pilot View, 7501 Ironworks Road. 

Tickets must be reserved by 9 a.m. Wednesday, April 12, by calling 595-9564.