Bible Study Lesson – Exodus 12:1-30

PassoverEver wonder how the first Passover happened? God instructs the people of Israel on how to prepare for Passover in this Bible study lesson from Exodus.

This is also a story of remembrance for Jews and Christians.

The Time of Passover Has Come – The Exodus of Israel is Near.

God instructed the people very completely what they were to do to avoid death on that fateful night. This was the final plague of Egypt that would set them free.

Jewish people still celebrate Passover today. Christians acknowledge the importance of this Old Testament act of God as well.

Israel and the Passover Celebration

The blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you live; and when I see the blood I will pass over you, and no plague will befall you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. – Exodus 12:13 NASB

Now it came about at midnight that the LORD struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh who sat on his throne to the firstborn of the captive who was in the dungeon, and all the firstborn of cattle.”

Pharaoh arose in the night, he and all his servants and all the Egyptians, and there was a great cry in Egypt, for there was no home where there was not someone dead. – Exodus 12:29-30 NASB

Passover and Remembrance

Remembering what God had done on that night is the reason for celebrating Passover. This tradition came as a direct initiative from God – so it is sacred.

Just as we celebrate Christmas as Christians to remind ourselves of the miraculous birth of Christ, the Jewish people use this holiday as a reminder.

Passover is a reminder to the older generation. It teaches children about what happened as Israel was released from 400 years of bondage in Egypt.

It’s Important to Share the Gospel

Jews tell and retell the experience of Passover. Just as they tell this story we should use our Christmas and Easter holidays as a means to remember the birth of Jesus.

It’s important to share with others what He did on the cross for us.

We need to remember. Our children need to hear the story from us.

Love in Christ

– Bob

If you would like to learn more about how to receive the love and life-changing experience of Jesus Christ, please take a moment to read John 3:16.

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