Join One Love for Seder, Friday, April 2nd at 5 p.m.
Seder is a Hebrew word that means “order” and is the first meal celebrated at Passover. Many of the customs connected with the Passover Seder have an application to the Christian faith and provide a unique way of sharing the story of salvation through this traditional ceremony.
Passover is a time to remember God’s deliverance and redemption, first of his people Israel from their bondage in Egypt, and then the rest of us from our bondage to sin. He did this through the Passover Lamb. While it is not required for Christians to celebrate the Passover, it is beneficial to study it and may be helpful to celebrate it if it leads to a greater understanding and appreciation for Christ’s death and resurrection.
Colossians 2:16–17 reads: “Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ.” The Passover is a beautiful picture of Christ’s atonement for His people and His deliverance of us from the bondage of sin. That is something we should celebrate every day of our lives.
Open the Seder booklet here to follow along online.