Unleavened Bread

by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Exodus 12:14-20   I.         Sometimes you can’t wait             A.        When Lot invited men to spend the night at his home, he didn’t have time wait for bread dough to rise, so his feast was served with unleavened bread – Genesis 19:3             B.        When it was time for Israel to leave Egypt, the departure…

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Jesus and the Passover

by Alan Feaster “for just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the sea monster, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth” (Matthew 12:40). Jesus, we know without a doubt was in the grave for three days, it was prophesied many times. When we say three days,…

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I can’t figure out when Jesus ate the Passover meal

Question: Before last night I was convinced that Thursday was the date of the crucifixion. But after discussing it with another preacher, I’m not so sure. Knowing that you also take the Thursday crucifixion date position (I’ve seen your articles and charts), I want to inquire of you so I can come to the best understanding…

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Should Churches of Christ Observe Passover?

by Mark W.White via Biblical Insights, Vol. 13, No. 1, January 2013 The Jewish Passover usually comes around each year in our month of April. Those who are familiar with Old Testament history understand the significance of this holy day for the Jewish nation. God delivered the children of Israel from their Egyptian bondage through a…

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Could you also prove that vegetarianism is not required by Passover?

Question: I read your dialogue with the vegetarian and there is a rebuttal on your part that was not mentioned. The Israelites are human and God commanded them to eat the lamb at Passover and that nothing of it was to be left until morning and if any was, it was to be burned. Answer: Having had a…

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Are Christians required to observe Passover?

Question: Is the Passover meal a requirement for Christians meaning if they do not eat it they sinned or is it more of a celebration or memorial as to what Christ has done for us? Please explain if possible. Answer: The Passover was a memorial under the Old Testament. It reminded the Israelites that the…

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What new law was given concerning the Passover in Numbers 9?

Question: Maybe you can help straighten me out. I have been asked to teach the book of Numbers so I decided to use David Padfield’s lesson on it, had pamphlets of it made up for each member in the class before studying it thoroughly as I should have and find myself really struggling to find…

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When is Passover?

Question: When is Passover? Answer: “On the fourteenth day of the first month at twilight is the LORD’S Passover” (Leviticus 23:5). While the answer is straight forward, mapping this day to our calendar is more challenging because Israel used lunar months. As a result, most years had 12 months but periodically they had a leap-month…

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