The Resurrection

Apr 21, 2019 // By:Dave // No Comment

Communion time : explain the afikomen

Communion , as we celebrate is part of a much larger ceremony called passover.

ceremonial foods, 4 cups of wine, and an actual meal as well

The Cup of Sanctification

“I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.” Ex 6:6

The Cup of Deliverance

“I will rescue you from their bondage.” Ex 6:6

The Cup of Redemption

“I will redeem you with an outstretched arm.” Ex 6:6

The Cup of Praise

“I will take you as My people.” Ex 6:7

3rd is the one we are most familiar with. This is the cup which requires breaking bread and passing pieces to all at the table.

The first and best known of these symbols is called the afikomen

(a Greek word meaning the coming one”) 

(habba’ in Hebrew) and is a clear reference to the Messiah.

(Psalm 118:26. Blessed is he who comes in the name of the lord)

baruch haba b’shem adonai

The afikomen is a piece of matzah, (unleavened bread) that is broken before the Passover meal. Part of it is wrapped in a cloth and hidden. At the end of the ceremonial meal it is brought back, distributed to the participants and eaten as the final morsel.

In today’s Jewish celebration, the second or middle of three pieces of unleavened bread is taken from a special bag called the matzah tosh. The bread is removed, broken, and the portion that is wrapped in the cloth becomes the afikomen that is then hidden from view.

When Jesus celebrated Passover with His disciples in the upper room, He broke the bread we know as the afikomen and distributed it to His disciples saying, “Take, eat; this is My body which is broken for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” (1 Corinthians 11:24)

baruch haba b’shem adonai



same power – jeremy camp

The Cup of Sanctification

“I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians.”

Messiah sanctifies us – “And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth” (John 17:19).

The Cup of Deliverance

“I will rescue you from their bondage.”

Messiah delivers us – “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free” (John 8:32).

The Cup of Redemption

“I will redeem you with an outstretched arm.”

Messiah redeems us – “But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons” (Galatians 4:4-5).

The Cup of Praise

“I will take you as My people.”

Messiah is our joy – “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11).

John 17:13

“But now I come to You; and these things I speak in the world so that they may have My joy made full in themselves.

1 John 1:4

We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy. Living in the Light 

Why is Jesus’ resurrection important ?

(Isn’t His crucifixion sufficient ?) 

ROM 8:11…  same power

Rom. 8:9 ¶ However, you are not ain the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God bdwells in you. But cif anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him.

Rom. 8:10 aIf Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is 1alive because of righteousness.

Rom. 8:11 But if the Spirit of Him who araised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, bHe who raised cChrist Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies 1through His Spirit who dwells in you.

Rom. 8:12 ¶ So then, brethren, we are under obligation, not to the flesh, to live according to the flesh —

Rom. 8:13 for aif you are living according to the flesh, you 1must die; but if by the Spirit you are bputting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

Rom. 8:14 For all who are abeing led by the Spirit of God, these are bsons of God.

Rom. 8:15 For you ahave not received a spirit of slavery 1leading to fear again, but you bhave received 2a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “cAbba! Father!”

Rom. 8:16 The Spirit Himself atestifies with our spirit that we are bchildren of God,

Rom. 8:17 and if children, aheirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, bif indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.

Rom. 8:18 ¶ For I consider that the sufferings of this present time aare not worthy to be compared with the bglory that is to be revealed to us.

Rom. 8:19 For the aanxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for bthe revealing of the csons of God.

Rom. 8:20 For the creation awas subjected to bfutility, not willingly, but cbecause of Him who subjected it, 1in hope

Rom. 8:21 that athe creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God.

Rom. 8:22 For we know that the whole creation agroans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now.

Rom. 8:23 aAnd not only this, but also we ourselves, having bthe first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves cgroan within ourselves, dwaiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, ethe redemption of our body.

1 Cor 6:14

Now God has not only araised the Lord, but bwill also raise us up through His power.

1 Cor 15:16-22

1Cor. 15:16 For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised;

1Cor. 15:17 and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; ayou are still in your sins.

1Cor. 15:18 Then those also who ahave fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

1Cor. 15:19 If we have hoped in Christ in this life only, we are aof all men most to be pitied.

1Cor. 15:20 ¶ But now Christ ahas been raised from the dead, the bfirst fruits of those who care asleep.

1Cor. 15:21 For since aby a man came death, by a man also came the resurrection of the dead.

1Cor. 15:22 For aas in Adam all die, so also in 1Christ all will be made alive.


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