I. God’s Love: Wrath and Mercy
II. God’s Love: His Action through Jesus
The Passover looked back to Moses and the time when God gave Isreal a way to escape the punishment God had for Egypt (Ex 11:4-5; 12:29-30). The bloody doorposts of the Hebrews’ homes would keep death away. The celebration reminded them how God had saved them, but it was through the “food chain,” a lamb slaughtered.
Jesus changed everything when He celebrated His last Passover because He claimed to be the Passover lamb…salvation would come through eating His body and drinking His blood.
Evil has infected the world with sin. We cannot wipe the slate clean ourselves, even though we try to fix sin, deny it or ignore it. (Isaiah 64:6)
Seven words about sin:
Sin is corrupt. There are no little sins.
Sin is explosive. We can’t stop it.
Sin is relational. The ones closest to us are damaged most.
Sin is comprehensive. It affects us all.
Sin is systemic. It takes over families, governments, all of life.
Sin is de