Passover Seder
The Jewish people have celebrated the Passover feast for nearly 4000 years! Have you ever thought about
how the Jewish people celebrate this wonderful feast of Passover today? Have you ever seen how Christ is
exemplified in the Jewish Passover Seder? As the Jewish people celebrate one of their greatest feasts of the
year through the Passover Seder, their Messiah is revealed! From the lighting of the Passover candles, to
the reading of the Haggadah and eating of the Afikoman, Christ is unveiled right before their eyes! Let us
demonstrate to you how the very Lamb of God is represented through the symbolism of the Passover Seder
and the Christian significance! This is truly a great culture education and experience for learning about the
Jewish people!
The Passover is one of the ‘appointed times’ God arranged with the Jewish people in order to demonstrate
to them and to the world His divine plan of redemption.  The Jewish people celebrate Passover to remember
how God delivered the nation of Israel from the oppression of the Egyptian captors some 4,000 years ago.
Israel had cried out for deliverance from the Egyptians, and God provided a plan for their liberation.  He told
the Jewish families to kill a lamb and apply the blood of that lamb to the doorposts of their homes, and when
the angel of death ‘passed over’ that night He would not kill the oldest child in the house where the blood
was applied. Those who did not comply with God’s directions suffered the loss of their firstborn child.  Many
Egyptian children died that dreadful night, including the son of  Pharaoh, and Egypt demanded the Jewish
people leave their country.  God delivered the nation of Israel out of Egypt, and He instructed the Jewish
people to set aside an annual celebration to remember the miracle God had performed on their behalf.

This momentous event in Israel’s history was not the only purpose God wanted the Jewish people to com-
memorate this special day.  God established a divine pattern of redemption that would culminate in the
ultimate sacrifice for sins some 2,000 years later.  God wanted the people of Israel to be acquainted with the
high price of freedom from bondage.  God envisioned a future ‘Passover’ when He would personally step into
human history as the ‘Messiah’ and give his own blood for the sins of mankind.  He would hear the cry of the
oppressed and offer a substitute for the redemption of the soul.  The man or woman that applies the blood of
Jesus the Messiah, the ultimate Passover Lamb, to the doorposts of their heart and life will be liberated from
the bondage of sin and death.  It was not mere circumstance that placed Jesus on a rugged Roman cross on
Passover day circa A.D. 32. It was the plan of a holy God who requires the blood of a spotless lamb for the
payment of sin.

The Passover demonstration displays many intricate details and correlations with the Messiah.  From the se-
quence of events to the empty chair of Elijah, the Passover can be a powerful tool to expound upon the
glorious work of the Messiah.

We encourage Pastors and Rabbis alike to invite Dr. Steve Cook to come to their congregations and
demonstrate a Passover Seder, and show how the Messiah is clearly revealed.  Please
Contact Us if you
would like to schedule a Passover Seder Demonstration for your church or group.
1829 County Road 6 ~ Ironton, Ohio  45638 ~ 740.532.5560  or  740-550-9403 ~