Now, please turn to I Corinthians 5:7. I’ve mentioned the Passover so many times—for some people as soon as you mention anything from the Old Testament they get a little uneasy and I want to show you what Paul says in 1 Corinthians 5:7—very powerful verse: 7Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us. That’s a very powerful verse. It says that all of the 8 offerings that Israel was to offer—the Levitical offerings—all 8 of them were fulfilled in Christ but one offering portrays what Jesus Christ did for us on the Cross above all others and that one was the PASSOVER! Have you pondered the significance of the Passover? Have you thought about why it is that Jesus was crucified at Passover? Why Jesus Christ instituted the Lord’s Supper from the Passover meal? Why the Apostle Paul told the church that Jesus Christ our Passover was sacrificed for us. It didn’t say He died on the cross it said He was sacrificed as the Passover Lamb, the Lamb of God, the Passover Lamb of God. And then he goes on in verse 8: 8Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. Wonderful! Well let’s back up to Isaiah 53 and I’ll explain it real quickly this morning. We are going to back up through the Bible, OK? Go to Isaiah 53 then we’ll end up in Exodus 12. What we’re looking at is John’s explanation of Jesus by 7 titles.
Jesus is The Word (John 1:1–3, 14)
Jesus is The Light (John 1:4–13)
Jesus is the Son of God (John 1:15–28, 49)
Jesus is the Lamb of God (John 1:29–34)
And Jesus Christ is revealed in John’s Gospel for us to believe on for life as the Lamb of God. Paul explains to us which lamb he is—he is the Passover Lamb. Now here’s why He has to be the Passover Lamb, look at Isaiah 53:6—one of the classic verses in the Bible about Jesus Christ’s work