Spring Cleaning (4 of 6) by Jeff Strite

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Spring Cleaning (4 of 6)
Series: Raising A G-rated Family In An R-rated World
Jeff Strite
Exodus 12:1-28

THE SCENE: Israel had been in slavery in Egypt for years. In answer to the prayers of the Israelite people, God sent Moses to Pharaoh with this command: ‘‘Let my people go!’’
But of course Pharaoh wouldn’t listen and so God brought 10 terrible plagues upon Egypt and Pharaoh to convince them that it was in their best interests to honor His request.

This passage of Scripture from Exodus 12 we’ll be looking at this morning describes the beginning of the 1st and most important festival in the history of the Jewish people called the Passover.
From the day of Moses, until today - every year Jewish God-fearing families have partaken pf the Passover meal as closely as possible. Their Passover meal celebrates the love of their God who freed their ancestors from slavery and who passed over their homes because they obeyed Him in putting the blood of a sacrificed lamb upon the doorframes of their homes.

But Passover was only the first feast day in a week long festival called ‘‘The Feast of Unleavened Bread’’ And that’s what we’re going to be looking at today.

(At this point we read Exodus 12:1-28 and had our opening Prayer)

OPEN: An EMT was working in the Emergency Room when a father brought in his son. The boy had poked a tire from one of his toy trucks up his nose. The father was embarrassed, but the EMT assured him this was something kids often do.
The technician quickly removed the tire… and the father and son were on their way. But a few minutes later, the father was back in the ER asking to talk to the EMT in private.
The father into an examining room where he began: ‘‘While we were on our way home I was looking at that little tire and wondering, how on earth did my son get this thing up his nose…’’ and then he went on to explain what the problem was
Fortunately, it only took the EMT just a few seconds to get the tire out of Dad’s nose.

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