THE SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW WILL FEATURE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 95th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
Lesson Title: PASSOVER
Adult/Young Adult Topic: FREE AT LAST
Printed Text: Exodus 12:1-14
Key Verse: Exodus 12:14 (NIV)
“This is a day you are to commemorate; for the generations to come you shall celebrate it as a festival to the LORD—a lasting ordinance.”
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 95th Edition, 2015-2016
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
People love to commemorate historic events by creating traditional days of celebration. What makes these commemorations so important? God gave Moses and the people instructions for the first Passover, commemorating their deliverance from Egyptian bondage.
This Passover event points us to the death and suffering of Jesus the Christ, the only begotten Son of God. According to the Gospels, the final act and night Jesus spent with His disciples on Earth was in the observance of this Passover meal. Consistent with the redemptive work of Israel’s liberation from Egypt, Jesus instituted something new out of something old. He took both bread and wine and blessed them and told His disciples to commemorate that night each time they were together until He returned.
Heavenly Father, it is with deep appreciation we come to You today. Thank You for all that You have done for us in salvation history through Jesus Christ our LORD. Each time we gather around the Lord’s Table to share in the ancient ritual of the Lord’s Supper, let us remember afresh the true meaning of our freedom. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.