Feasts - Passover
Small Group Questions Scott Parker July 10, 2016 - 1628
“The animal you select must be a one-year-old male, either a sheep or a goat, with no defects. ‘Take special care of this chosen animal until the evening of the fourteenth day of this first month. Then the whole assembly of the community of Israel must slaughter their lamb or young goat at twilight.’” Exodus 12:5-6 (NLT)
1. What has been one of your family’s most meaningful traditions? a. birthdays and anniversaries b. holidays, especially ______________ c. family nights d. special meals e. other __________________
2. Take turns and read through Exodus 12: 1-30. What do you think the Israelites thought about these instructions?
3. What was the primary principle behind the requirement that only animals without defect be chosen?
Testament 4. Why did small households need to share the Passover with others?
“Get rid of the old ‘yeast’ by removing this wicked person from among you. Then you will be like a fresh batch of dough made without yeast, which is what you really are. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.” 1 Corinthians 5:7b (NLT)
“The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’” John 1:29 (NLT)
5. How does this story shed light on the purpose and benefits of Christ's death and shed blood? How does the Passover meal remind you of the Lord’s supper?
6. Spend time in prayer with your group.