These notes of pass Passover services are provided as a reference to how we conduct the Passover.  While we keep a basic service as practiced by many Church of God groups, an effort is made each year to emphasize a different aspect of the sacrifice of our Savior and its importance to us as His disciples.

 

 

Passover 1999

 

                        Last Passover in 20 century as man counts time.

                        1968 years since Jesus was crucified for our sins.

                        Six baptized participants last year.  Three this year.  Thousands keeping elsewhere.

Isa 51:1-2(LB)  Don’t worry about being so small.  Abraham and Sarah only one when called, but God bless and made them great and many.

Isa 53:1-12        Jesus, a man of sorrows and despised.  Bore our grieves and died for us.

 

 

Mat 26:37-43     Jesus had a tremendous burden to bear and it weighted Him down.  Disciples not any help and fell asleep.

Mark 14:27,50   Jesus foretold that disciple would forsake Him.  And they all did.

                        SO DO WE WHEN WE SIN.

Mark 15:34       At the last moment, when Jesus bore the sins of all mankind, He said, My God, My God, why have your forsaken me?

 

Heb 12:2           For the joy set before Him, Jesus endured the crucifixion.

John 16:20-22    World rejoices while we in sorrow.  But our sorrow to be turned to joy.

 

                        (standard Passover foot washing, partaking of  bread and wine, readings from John and a final hymn.)

 

 


Passover 2001

                        Privilege to take Passover 1970 after Jesus death

Rom 5:12          By one man sin entered into the world.  All have sinned.

1 John 1:8-10     We lie if we say we have no sin.  If confess our sins, God is faithful to forgive and cleans us.

Rom 3:23-25     For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  Jesus the propitiation through faith in His blood for the remission of past sins.

Rom 5:6-11       Christ died for us while we were sinners.  Justified by His blood, saved by His life.

Heb 12:1-2        Put aside sin.  Look to Jesus who endured the shame of the cross.

                        Our sins alone caused Jesus death.  We killed God.

John 3:16          For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son we should not perish

                        Passover is the first step in God’s plan of spiritual salvation

Matt 26:17-20    Disciple prepare Passover.  Eat supper.  One to betray Jesus

John 13:1-17      Jesus washes disciples feet as an example

                        Spirit of humility. Love, serve and forgive one another, including our enemies.  Jesus died for us while we were ignorant sinners.

                        Washing of feet.

John 13:21-30    Judas dips sop and leaves.

Matt 26:21-25               

Isa 53:3-5          Jesus a man of sorrows.  Wounded for our sins, by His strives we are healed.

Isa 52:14           Many astonished at Jesus, His visage marred more than any man.

Psa 22:1,14-17   Jesus death foretold.  Piercing of His hands and feet.  Could see His bones showing.

1 Pet 2:21-24     Jesus suffered for us as an example.  Bare our sins in his own body, by His stripes we are healed

Matt 26:26        Jesus breaks bread and says eat, for this is My body.

                        Blessing of bread       

Break bread and distribute

Heb 9:11-14      Jesus by His own blood entered into the heavenly Holy of Holies to sanctify it

Heb 9:22-28      Without blood there is no remission.  Jesus offered Himself once.  Appointed unto men once to die.

John 19:34         Soldier pierced Jesus side with a spear and there came out blood and water.

Matt 26:27-29    Jesus took cup and gave thanks and told all of them to drink of it.

                        Blessing of wine

                        Distribute wine

 

John 13 –17

Matt 26:30        Sung a hymn    

 


Passover 2002

                        Privilege to take Passover 1971 after Jesus death

                        (My 36th Passover Service)

Rom 3:23-25     For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  Jesus the propitiation through faith in His blood for the remission of past sins.

1 John 1:8-10     We lie if we say we have no sin.  If confess our sins, God is faithful to forgive and cleans us.

1 Cor 11:23-32  Examine ourselves and take Passover.  Judge ourselves so God doesn’t have too punish us.

                        Our sins alone caused Jesus death.  We killed God.

                        Passover is the first step in God’s plan of spiritual salvation

John 12

Matt 26:1-20     Disciple prepare Passover.  Eat supper.  One to betray Jesus

John 13:1-17      Jesus washes disciples feet as an example

                        Spirit of humility. Love, serve and forgive one another, including our enemies.  Jesus died for us while we were ignorant sinners.

                        Washing of feet.

John 13:21-30    Judas dips sop and leaves.

Matt 26:21-25               

Isa 53:3-5          Jesus a man of sorrows.  Wounded for our sins, by His strives we are healed.

Isa 52:14           Many astonished at Jesus, His visage marred more than any man.

Psa 22:1,14-17   Jesus death foretold.  Piercing of His hands and feet.  Could see His bones showing.

1 Pet 2:21-24     Jesus suffered for us as an example.  Bare our sins in his own body, by His stripes we are healed

Matt 26:26        Jesus breaks bread and says eat, for this is My body.

                        Blessing of bread       

Break bread and distribute

Heb 9:11-14      Jesus by His own blood entered into the heavenly Holy of Holies to sanctify it

Heb 9:22-28      Without blood there is no remission.  Jesus offered Himself once.  Appointed unto men once to die.

John 19:34         Soldier pierced Jesus side with a spear and there came out blood and water.

Matt 26:27-29    Jesus took cup and gave thanks and told all of them to drink of it.

                        Blessing of wine

                        Distribute wine

 

John 19

John 17

Matt 26:30        Sung a hymn    

 


Passover 2003 (& 2006)

Privilege to take Passover 1972 (& 1975) years after Jesus death

my 37th (& 40th) Passover Service

 

Luke 22:15        Jesus said with fervent desire He desired to eat the last Passover with His disciples.  Meaning He was about to accomplish what He’d come to earth for, to die for the sins of all mankind.

John 4:34          Jesus said His nourishment came from doing the will of God

John 5:30          Jesus did not seek His own will, but to do the will of the Father

John 8:28          Jesus spoke as the Father taught Him.  Jesus did those things that pleased the Father

John 12:27-28    Jesus was troubled over dying, but He wasn’t going to ask to be relieved of this, this was His purpose       

John 17:4          Jesus said He had done everything the Father wanted Him to do (about to do)

Heb 12:2           Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.  Jesus endured the cross for the joy that was set before Him

 

 

Rom 3:23-25     For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  Jesus the propitiation through faith in His blood for the remission of past sins.

1 John 1:8-10     We lie if we say we have no sin.  If confess our sins, God is faithful to forgive and cleans us.

1 Cor 11:23-32  Examine ourselves and take Passover.  Judge ourselves so God doesn’t have to punish us.

                        Our sins alone caused Jesus death.  We killed God.

                        Passover is the first step in God’s plan of spiritual salvation

 

Matt 26:1-20     Disciple prepare Passover.  Eat supper.  One to betray Jesus

John 13:1-17      Jesus washes disciples feet as an example

                        Spirit of humility. Love, serve and forgive one another, including our enemies.  Jesus died for us while we were ignorant sinners.

                        Washing of feet.

 

John 13:21-30    Judas dips sop and leaves.

Matt 26:21-25               

Isa 53:3-5          Jesus a man of sorrows.  Wounded for our sins, by His strives we are healed.

Isa 52:14           Many astonished at Jesus, His visage marred more than any man.

Psa 22:1,14-17   Jesus death foretold.  Piercing of His hands and feet.  Could see His bones showing.

1 Pet 2:21-24     Jesus suffered for us as an example.  Bare our sins in his own body, by His stripes we are healed

Matt 26:26        Jesus breaks bread and says eat, for this is My body.

                        Blessing of bread       

Break bread and distribute

 

Heb 9:11-14      Jesus by His own blood entered into the heavenly Holy of Holies to sanctify it

Heb 9:22-28      Without blood there is no remission.  Jesus offered Himself once.  Appointed unto men once to die.

John 19:34         Soldier pierced Jesus side with a spear and there came out blood and water.

Matt 26:27-29    Jesus took cup and gave thanks and told all of them to drink of it.

                        Blessing of wine

                        Distribute wine

 

John 14-16

John 17

Matt 26:30        Sung a hymn    

 


Passover 2004

                        Privilege to take Passover 1973 after Jesus death

                        We’ve all seen the movie “The Passion of the Christ”.  Suffering of Jesus more vivid.

Isa 53:3-5          Jesus a man of sorrows.  Wounded for our sins, by His stripes we are healed.

Isa 52:14           Many astonished at Jesus, His visage marred more than any man.

Psa 22:1,14-17   Jesus death foretold.  Piercing of His hands and feet.  Could see His bones showing.

Luke 22:41-44   Jesus was in agony, prayed earnestly.  His seat became like great drops of blood.

 

Heb 12:1-2        Put aside sin.  Look to Jesus who endured the shame of the cross.

1 John 1:8-10     We lie if we say we have no sin.  If confess our sins, God is faithful to forgive and cleans us.

Rom 3:23-25     For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  Jesus the propitiation through faith in His blood for the remission of past sins.

Rom 5:6-11       Christ died for us while we were sinners.  Justified by His blood, saved by His life.

                        Our sins alone caused Jesus death.  We killed God.

John 3:16          For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son we should not perish

                        Passover is the first step in God’s plan of spiritual salvation

Matt 26:17-20    Disciple prepare Passover.  Eat supper.  One to betray Jesus

John 13:1-17      Jesus washes disciples feet as an example

                        Spirit of humility. Love, serve and forgive one another, including our enemies.  Jesus died for us while we were ignorant sinners.

                        Washing of feet.

John 13:21-30    Judas dips sop and leaves.

Matt 26:21-25               

1 Pet 2:21-24     Jesus suffered for us as an example.  Bare our sins in his own body, by His stripes we are healed

Matt 26:26        Jesus breaks bread and says eat, for this is My body.

                        Blessing of bread       

Break bread and distribute

Heb 9:11-14      Jesus by His own blood entered into the heavenly Holy of Holies to sanctify it

Heb 9:22-28      Without blood there is no remission.  Jesus offered Himself once.  Appointed unto men once to die.

John 19:34         Soldier pierced Jesus side with a spear and there came out blood and water.

Matt 26:27-29    Jesus took cup and gave thanks and told all of them to drink of it.

                        Blessing of wine

                        Distribute wine

 

John 13 –17

Matt 26:30        Sung a hymn    

 

 


Passover 2005 (& 2010)

Privilege to take Passover 1974 (& 1979)after Jesus death

my 39th (& 44th) Passover Service

 

The Seven Last Words of Jesus on the Cross

The statements that Jesus made from the cross have been treasured by all who have followed him as Lord. They demonstrate both his humanity and his divinity. They also capture the last moments of all that Jesus went through to gain our forgiveness.

“Father, forgive these people because they don’t know what they are doing.”

Luke 23:34

“I assure you today, you will be with me in paradise”

Luke 23:43

Speaking to John and Mary, “Woman, he is you son.… She is your mother.”

John 19:2627

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”

Matthew 27:46Mark 15:34

“I am thirsty.”

John 19:28

“It is finished.”

John 19:30

“Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!”

Luke 23:46

John 3:14-17      As Moses lifted up serpent, so Son of Man, that he who believes not perish but eternal life

John 5:17-19, 30            Father works and so did Jesus.  Jesus came to do will, work of the Father

John 17:4          Jesus said He had done everything the Father wanted Him to do (about to do)

John 12:27-28    Jesus was troubled over dying, but He wasn’t going to ask to be relieved of this, this was His purpose       

Luke 22:39-45   Jesus prayed earnestly until sweat like blood.

Heb 12:2           Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith.  Jesus endured the cross for the joy that was before Him

1 Cor 11:23-32  Examine ourselves and take Passover.  Judge ourselves so God doesn’t have to punish us.

                        Our sins alone caused Jesus death.  We killed God.

                        Passover is the first step in God’s plan of spiritual salvation

 

Matt 26:1-20     Disciple prepare Passover.  Eat supper.  One to betray Jesus

John 13:1-17      Jesus washes disciples feet as an example

                        Spirit of humility. Love, serve and forgive one another, including our enemies.  Jesus died for us while we were ignorant sinners.

                        Washing of feet.

 

John 13:21-30    Judas dips sop and leaves.

Matt 26:21-25               

Isa 53:3-5          Jesus a man of sorrows.  Wounded for our sins, by His strives we are healed.

Isa 52:14           Many astonished at Jesus, His visage marred more than any man.

Psa 22:1,14-17   Jesus death foretold.  Piercing of His hands and feet.  Could see His bones showing.

1 Pet 2:21-24     Jesus suffered for us as an example.  Bare our sins in his own body, by His stripes we are healed

Matt 26:26        Jesus breaks bread and says eat, for this is My body.

                        Blessing of bread       

Break bread and distribute

 

Heb 9:11-14      Jesus by His own blood entered into the heavenly Holy of Holies to sanctify it

Heb 9:22-28      Without blood there is no remission.  Jesus offered Himself once.  Appointed unto men once to die.

John 19:34         Soldier pierced Jesus side with a spear and there came out blood and water.

Matt 26:27-29    Jesus took cup and gave thanks and told all of them to drink of it.

                        Blessing of wine

                        Distribute wine

 

John 14-16

John 17

Matt 26:30        Sung a hymn    

 

 


Passover 2007

Privilege to take Passover 1976 after Jesus death

(my 41st Passover Service)

 

Luke 23:34       Father, forgive these people because they don’t know what they are doing

Rom 5:6-11      Christ died for us while we were sinners.  Justified by His blood, saved by His life.

Rom 3:23-25    For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  Jesus the propitiation through faith in His blood for the remission of past sins.

Eph 1:3-9         We have redemption in blood of Jesus.  God has chosen us in Jesus before foundation of world

2 Tim 1:9-10    Father has saved us, not by our works, but by Jesus Christ before time began

1 Pet 1:18-21   We’ve been redeemed by blood of Jesus, who was foreordained before foundation of the world

Heb 12:2          For the joy set before Him, Jesus endured the crucifixion.

Luke 23:46       Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!

 

 

1 Cor 11:23-32            Examine ourselves and take Passover.  Judge ourselves so God doesn’t have to punish us.

                        Our sins alone caused Jesus death.  We killed God.

                        Passover is the first step in God’s plan of spiritual salvation

 

Matt 26:1-20     Disciple prepare Passover.  Eat supper.  One to betray Jesus

John 13:1-17      Jesus washes disciples feet as an example

                        Spirit of humility. Love, serve and forgive one another, including our enemies.  Jesus died for us while we were ignorant sinners.

                        Washing of feet.

 

John 13:21-30  Judas dips sop and leaves.

Matt 26:21-25               

Isa 53:3-5          Jesus a man of sorrows.  Wounded for our sins, by His strives we are healed.

Isa 52:14           Many astonished at Jesus, His visage marred more than any man.

Psa 22:1,14-17   Jesus death foretold.  Piercing of His hands and feet.  Could see His bones showing.

1 Pet 2:21-24     Jesus suffered for us as an example.  Bare our sins in his own body, by His stripes we are healed

Matt 26:26        Jesus breaks bread and says eat, for this is My body.

                        Blessing of bread       

Break bread and distribute

 

Heb 9:11-14    Jesus by His own blood entered into the heavenly Holy of Holies to sanctify it

Heb 9:22-28    Without blood there is no remission.  Jesus offered Himself once.  Appointed unto men once to die.

John 19:34         Soldier pierced Jesus side with a spear and there came out blood and water.

Matt 26:27-29    Jesus took cup and gave thanks and told all of them to drink of it.

                                    Blessing of wine

                                    Distribute wine

 

John 14-16

John 17

Matt 26:30        Sung a hymn    

 

 

 


Passover 2008

Privilege to take Passover 1977 after Jesus death (my 42nd  Passover Service)

 

Ex 12:1-14        First Passover.  Lamb selected 3 days before, etc.

Ex 12:21-30

 

John 1:29, 36     John the Baptist referred to Jesus as the “Lamb of God”

Acts 8:32          Philip explains to the eunuch that Isaiah 53:7-8 is referring to Jesus Christ

1 Pet 1:18-21     We’ve been redeemed by blood of Jesus, who was foreordained before foundation of the world

Acts 20:28        Jesus purchased the Church of God with His own blood

Rom 5:6-11      Christ died for us while we were sinners.  Justified by His blood, saved by His life.

Rom 3:23-25    For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.  Jesus the propitiation through faith in His blood for the remission of past sins.

Eph 1:3-9          We have redemption in blood of Jesus.  God has chosen us in Jesus before foundation of world

Col 1:14            We have redemption through Jesus blood, the forgiveness of sins

Heb 9:12-14      The blood of Jesus can cleanse our conscience from dead works to serve the living God

1 John 1:7         If we walk in the light, the blood of Jesus cleanses us from all sin

Jesus is referred to as the Lamb 27 times in book of Revelation

Rev 1:5             Jesus, firstborn from dead, washed us from our sins in His own blood

Rev 7:14           Those who came out of great tribulation, washed their robes, made them white in blood of Lamb

Rev 5:6-12        Jesus is the Lamb of God, slain to redeem us to God by His Blood

 

1 Cor 11:23-32            Examine ourselves and take Passover.  Judge ourselves so God doesn’t have to punish us.

                        Our sins alone caused Jesus death.  We killed God.

                        Passover is the first step in God’s plan of spiritual salvation

 

Matt 26:1-20     Disciple prepare Passover.  Eat supper.  One to betray Jesus

John 13:1-17      Jesus washes disciples feet as an example

                        Spirit of humility. Love, serve and forgive one another, including our enemies.  Jesus died for us while we were ignorant sinners.

                        Washing of feet.

 

John 13:21-30  Judas dips sop and leaves.

Matt 26:21-25               

Isa 53:3-5          Jesus a man of sorrows.  Wounded for our sins, by His strives we are healed.

Isa 52:14           Many astonished at Jesus, His visage marred more than any man.

Psa 22:1,14-17   Jesus death foretold.  Piercing of His hands and feet.  Could see His bones showing.

1 Pet 2:21-24     Jesus suffered for us as an example.  Bare our sins in his own body, by His stripes we are healed

Matt 26:26        Jesus breaks bread and says eat, for this is My body.

                        Blessing of bread       

Break bread and distribute

 

Heb 9:11-14    Jesus by His own blood entered into the heavenly Holy of Holies to sanctify it

Heb 9:22-28    Without blood there is no remission.  Jesus offered Himself once.  Appointed unto men once to die.

John 19:34         Soldier pierced Jesus side with a spear and there came out blood and water.

Matt 26:27-29    Jesus took cup and gave thanks and told all of them to drink of it.

                                    Blessing of wine

                                    Distribute wine

 

John 14-16

John 17

Matt 26:30        Sung a hymn    

 

 


Passover 2009

Privilege to take Passover 1978 after Jesus death  (my 43rd Passover Service)

 

When we think of the Passover we think of the sacrifice and suffering of Jesus for our sins.  And this is well and good.  But what about God the Father?  What type of suffering did He go thru?  Reminded that as parents how it hurts us to see our children suffer.  Or as children grown to late adulthood, to see our parents ageing, approaching the end of their lives and maybe suffering in the process.  Also remember when we sin, we sin against God the Father!    How pleased and happy God the Father must have been to have His Son back when Jesus presented Himself to Father after His resurrection.

 

Gen 22             Abraham willingness to sacrifice Isaac an example of Father and Jesus

John 3:16         God so loved the world that He gave His only Son.  The needs of the many outweigh the One.

Rom 8:31-34    Father did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all

Rom 5:6-11      Christ died for us while we were sinners.  Justified by His blood, saved by His life.

Rom 3:23-25    For all have sinned.  (LB, vs. 25) For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin.

(Eze 18:4          All souls belong to Father.  When we sin, we incur the death penalty)

(Isa 59:2           Our sins separate us from God -- the Father (and Jesus too, of course).)

1 John 2:1-2     It is the Father who forgives us, thru the shed blood of His Son

Heb 9:12-14, 24  Jesus present His sacrifice before the Father so our sins could be forgiven

Heb 9:22          Without blood there is no remission

Heb 7:25          Jesus save those who come to God through Him, He always lives to make intercession for them

(Matt 9:2-5      Jesus did forgive sins even flesh.  Father and Son are One, share many responsibilities)

John 14:6         No one comes to the Father except thru Jesus.  Jesus death reconciles us to Father.

Mark 11:25-26            If forgive others, Father forgive us.  If don’t, Father will not forgive us our sins

(Matt 6:15;18:35          ditto)

 

Luke 23:34       Father, forgive these people because they don’t know what they are doing

(Matt 27:45, 51  Darkness, earthquake,, ripping of temple veil.)  We forget the agony Father went thru watching His Son suffer and die.  This a small expression of His emotions.

Luke 23:44-46 Father, I entrust my spirit into your hands!

 

1 Cor 11:23-32            Examine ourselves and take Passover.  Judge ourselves so God doesn’t have to punish us.

                        Our sins alone caused Jesus death.  We killed God.

                        Out sins alone forced the Father to send Jesus to His death.

                        Passover is the first step in God’s plan of spiritual salvation.

 

Matt 26:1-20    Disciple prepare Passover.  Eat supper.  One to betray Jesus

John 13:1-17    Jesus washes disciples feet as an example

                        Spirit of humility. Love, serve and forgive one another, including our enemies.  Jesus died for us while we were ignorant sinners.

                        Washing of feet.

 

John 13:21-30  Judas dips sop and leaves.

Matt 26:21-25             

Isa 53:3-5        Jesus a man of sorrows.  Wounded for our sins, by His strives we are healed.

Isa 52:14          Many astonished at Jesus, His visage marred more than any man.

Psa 22:1,14-17            Jesus death foretold.  Piercing of His hands and feet.  Could see His bones showing.

1 Pet 2:21-24   Jesus suffered for us as an example.  Bare our sins in his own body, by His stripes we are healed

Matt 26:26       Jesus breaks bread and says eat, for this is My body.

                        Blessing of bread      

Break bread and distribute

 

Eph 1:5-7         Predestined to be children of Father thru Jesus. We have redemption in blood of Jesus. 

1 Pet 1:18-22   We’ve been redeemed by blood of Jesus, who was foreordained before foundation of the world

John 19:34       Soldier pierced Jesus side with a spear and there came out blood and water.

Matt 26:27-29  Jesus took cup and gave thanks and told all of them to drink of it.

                                    Blessing of wine

                                    Distribute wine

 

John 14-16

John 17

Matt 26:30       Sung a hymn