• Ekko Seder | 2014

    Ekko does the Passover Feast

    We are a people of the New Exodus, Jesus is our Passover Lamb, and God is our Great Deliverer who has set us Free from Oppression and Sin! Let us keep the feast together.

    17 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?” 18 He replied, “Go into the city to a certain man and tell him, ‘The Teacher says: My appointed time is near. I am going to celebrate the Passover with my disciples at your house.’ “ 19 So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them and prepared the Passover. 20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve... 26 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” 27 Then he took the cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you. 28 This is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins. 29 I tell you, I will not drink of this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father’s kingdom.” 30 When they had sung a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives. (Matthew 26: 17-30)

    This was the Feast Jesus had before facing the Cross of Calvary. In reciting the Story of Passover, with Jesus as the Passover Lamb, we enter the story afresh. Placing ourselves at the table with Christ as he reinterprets and reframes this ancient story of God’s deliverance. To understand this story is not only to respect Jesus and his incarnation but it is to understand the Gospels as well. That Christ is our Passover Lamb that was slain for our freedom. Christ introduced us into a New Exodus and has given us a New Pentecost, put his Law in our Hearts rather than on Stone, and now he is taking us into the New Promise Land.