The Passover: Good News of Hope and New Creation

Passage:Exodus 12:1-30

Preacher: The Rev. Dr. Don Collett

Category: Bible Study

The Passover as instituted in Exodus chapter 12 is a presented in very stark terms of God's judgment. Often we react to God's judgment, or passages of the Bible which write about it, in a way that causes us to miss the real context and meaning of those passages. The Passover, while certainly containing God's judgment of Egypt, is also very much a declaration of Good News. It reveals God's way forward for his people through hope and new creation. To see this properly we must know the backstory of Israel as found in Genesis, and see God's saving purposes in prefiguring Jesus Christ, the Lamb of God who will one day come to his people and to the world to take away sin.