Passover Meal Monday April 15
In Jesus day, Passover had already been celebrated by the Jewish people for over 1500 years – this had been done to celebrate and remember release from slavery in Egypt, being spared the death of first born, and being set on course to be settled in a new promised Land, all in fulfilment of God’s promises.
John the Baptist identified Jesus as the Lamb of God. Jesus very clearly aligned himself as the Passover sacrifice when he rode into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, imitating the practice of the day by the High Priest when he would parade the sacrificial Passover Lamb into the city. The Last Supper was both a Passover meal and the first ever communion, where Jesus, with His closest friends, prepared Himself for His ultimate sacrifice, changing history and making possible salvation for all through Christ the Messiah alone.