The Importance Of The Passover

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Introduction Jesus is at His last supper with his disciples at a time when the Jews were celebrating the Passover. The Passover is one of the most celebrated Jewish festivals of the year because it brings to remembrance how God saved a people and also piloted the birth of a new nation. God delivered the enslaved Hebrews by night by having them paint lamb's blood on their door lintel, so their families would be passed over by enemies of Egypt. Jesus is informing His disciples that His time to suffer has come. He will usher in a new nation by allowing His blood to be a Passover from the Roman Empire in order to spare many from death. Jesus wants his disciples to understand that this is not the end, but the genesis of a new beginning. He wants…show more content…
Judges were required to judge impartially regardless of the statuses of the accusers (Ex. 23:26; Deut. 1:16-17). To maintain pure justice in settling disputes, the judges were admonished not to accept bribes because bribes blind the eyes of judges (Deut. 23:2-3) . Righteous judges are needed in this Nation Building process in order to have security in knowing that your voice is being heard and justice is administered in such a way that reflects the teaching of…show more content…
Their means to reestablish this kingdom was by the same manipulative means David used with military, propaganda, linage, and religion. The paradigm of Jesus is through the development of people through education in the word of God and relates to newness, innovation, humility, and development of community that sits outside of the administration given by the monarchy. Peter is characteristic of how many religious organization develop themselves. They love God, want to serve Him, and believe that they are willing to die for what they believe. The major difference comes to suffering and humiliation. Peter believed he was willing to go to prison and even death for Jesus. Suffering is not a characteristic of a growing church if your paradigm is based on top down hierarchy where those in authority base their agenda on a show of force, propaganda, lineage, and the use of God's name. The Passion of Jesus points us to lead by serving and through suffering. Jesus develops people, not agendas. Peter and the rest of his tribe would never meet the criteria for leadership in the Jewish religious machine. Jesus makes leaders from these untouchables by developing them through education, example, and passion for God. Jesus was thinking about Peter in years to come when He told him that he would deny Him.
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