What is Passover?

This year’s Passover starts at April 8, 2020 at sundown and ends at April 16, 2020 on sundown.

Passover is one of the most important holidays on the Jewish calendar. Not only does it serve as a reminder of God’s faithfulness, but it points to the Lamb of God, the Messiah, who served as the once-for-all sacrifice for sin. This is why God commanded the Jewish people to observe the Feast of Passover from generation to generation.

Year after year, Passover reminds the Jewish people of the Lord’s faithfulness to His promises. God promised Abraham that he would be the father of many nations and that his descendants would inherit the land of Israel as an eternal possession. But years later, the Jewish people found themselves enslaved in the land of Egypt. It would be understandable if they questioned God’s faithfulness, since the promise of a homeland seemed to have been broken.

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The Significance of the Passover Elements

The Passover seder consists of symbolic elements that give a full picture of the redemptive story of Israel’s exodus from Egypt, and our redemption in Messiah Jesus. Click here/Read below to learn the full significance of the removal of the leaven, washing of the hands, bitter herbs, unleavened bread, and much more!

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Interactive Passover Seder

Learn to host your own Passover Seder with this Interactive guide! Just click one of the elements below and Dr. Mitch Glaser, President of Chosen People Ministries, will explain its meaning.

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The Four Cups of Passover

The four cups of Passover are an integral part of the Passover celebration. They stand for each of the four promises the Lord makes to His people in Exodus 6:6-7. They include the cup of Sanctification, the Cup of Deliverance, the Cup of Redemption and the Cup of Praise.

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Passover: Promise and Fulfillment

The Feast of Passover commemorates God’s redemption of Israel from its 400-year enslavement in Egypt. Over 3,000 years ago, the Children of Israel suffered under the severe oppression of the Pharaoh.

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The Haggadah

The Messianic Family Haggadah is designed for use with your family, home group, or church to celebrate a Jesus-centered Passover Seder. You are permitted to download and print copies of this Haggadah for those attending your Seder.

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Passover Recipes

By connecting food to the feasts, we enter into a greater experience of the holy days as the ceremonies engage our sense of smell and taste, and the foods we eat help to create memories for a lifetime.

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