Today I would like to discuss the history, timing and chronology of the Passover. This is a controversial topic and there are numerous opinions on when, and even how, the Passover should be observed today. The majority of professing Christinans do not even observe an annual Passover ceremony believing it is done away. Some have changed the Passover into a monthly or occasional “Lord’s Supper” and others call it the “Holy Communion” or Eucharist using the symbols of bread wafers and wine. Even among those who observe the Sabbath and Holy Days there are different views. Much of I will cover today is from the UCG Doctrinal Paper on “The Passover of Exodus 12”
During this Sermon I would like to discuss our traditional understanding of when the original Passover occurred and why. I believe it is sound doctrine and biblically based. However, I understand that there are legitimate differences between different groups who also keep the Sabbath and Holydays. One must do what their conscience tells them is correct. Story of Clint Zimmerman. We should respect that. My purpose today is to explain from scripture and history why we observe the Passover… and when we do.
Greg Thomas is the part-time Pastor of the Cleveland, Ohio congregation. Ordained in 1981, he has served in the ministry for 40-years and assumed the role of Pastor in January 2011. As a certified leadership consultant Greg is the founder and president of weLEAD, Inc. Chartered in 2001, weLEAD is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization and a major respected resource for free leadership development information reaching a worldwide audience. Greg also founded Leadership Excellence, Ltd in 2009 offering leadership training and coaching.