Sermons

Senior Pastor Jeffrey Chong - 18 March 2018

The Feast

THE FEAST

The Holy Communion we observe today has its roots in the Jewish Passover feast. What significance does the Passover have for Christ-followers today?

Discussion Guide

1) Which aspect of the Passover meal was especially meaningful to you? Share with the Life Group why. The Passover meal holds deep significance for the Israelites as they remember how God brought them out of slavery in Egypt. The Israelites took bitter herbs to remember their suffering while in slavery. God saved us from our slavery to sin and promised us eternal life. Do you remember your life before you knew Christ? What was some of the bitterness you experienced? How has your life changed after knowing Christ? How can we always cherish the wonder of salvation? How does it motivate us to share with others the salvation that God offers them? What does the unleavened bread (the Matzah) and the cup of redemption remind us about Christ (Isaiah 53:5, Luke 22:19, Hebrews 7:27)? How does understanding the elements influence our attitude when we take the Holy Communion?

2) Which parts of the Passover meal remind you about the second coming of Christ? This occasion is marked with both gladness and sadness as symbolised by the cup of plagues, the cup of Elijah and the cup of praise. What are the reasons for the gladness and sadness? What does the second coming of Christ mean to you in your current circumstances? How does His return encourage you in your times of need, or comfort you in your times of disappointment? How can we live in preparation for His coming? What practical changes do we need to make now? Let’s share and keep one another accountable in the Life Group.

3) What is the role of parents during the entire Passover meal? Indeed, parents play an important role in sharing to their children why we do what we do. This can be clearly seen during the Haggadah (the Telling). As parents, how can we pass on our understanding of the Christian faith to our children so that one day, they may know and appreciate Christ and the Gospel on their own?



Reflection Questions

1) The Passover meal holds deep significance for the Israelites as they remember how God brought them out of slavery in Egypt. God saved us from our slavery to sin and promised us eternal life. How can we always cherish the wonder of salvation? How does it motivate us to share with others the salvation that God offers them?

2) The second coming of Christ is marked with both gladness and sadness as symbolised by the cup of plagues, the cup of Elijah and the cup of praise. How can we live in preparation for His coming? What practical changes do we need to make now?

3) Parents play an important role in sharing to their children why we do what we do. This can be clearly seen during the Haggadah (the Telling). As parents, how can we pass on our understanding of the Christian faith to our children so that one day, they may know and appreciate Christ and the Gospel on their own?

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