Why Do We Celebrate the Passover Seder as Christians?
We believe that Jesus Christ is the same God who freed his people from slavery in Egypt and acted on their behalf throughout the pages of the Hebrew Scriptures. Therefore, the Passover means everything to us. A Christian who dismisses or ignores its meaning and importance is ignoring the basis of his own faith. That basis is that God enters into a covenant relationship with his people, that God reveals himself to his people and sets them free from oppression and evil. All we must do is simply trust in Yeshua (Jesus) as God’s passover Lamb slain for us.
“Passover has a message for all of us. For what does it commemorate? It commemorates the deliverance of a people from degrading slavery, from most foul and cruel tyranny. And so, it is Israel’s – nay, God’s protest against injustice, whether individual or national.” A perfectly innocent one would come and experience all manner of indignity and injustice in order to ultimately end all suffering and pain. – Morris Joseph
Let us behold our Savior Jesus as the Paschal Lamb on which we feed.
Let us not only look at him as such, but let us sit down tonight at his table,
let us eat of his flesh and drink of his blood; for his flesh is meat indeed,
and his blood is drink indeed. In holy solemnity let our hearts approach
that ancient supper; let us go back to Egypt’s darkness,
and by holy contemplation behold, instead of the destroying angel,
the angel of the covenant at the head of the feast —”the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world.” – Charles Spurgeon