The Gospel in the Old Testament: Passover
As we continue to look at the gospel through the words of the Old Testament we arrive at Passover. How scary, yet how safe, to be indoors and behind the blood during that first Passover. How wonderfully God points to the true passing over we experience through the blood of Jesus... the Lamb of God... who is also Son of God!
I AM THAT I AM. — It is generally assumed that this is given to Moses as the full name of God. But perhaps it is rather a deep and mysterious statement of His nature. "I am that which I am." My nature, cannot be declared in words, cannot be conceived of by human thought. I exist in such a way that my whole inscrutable nature is implied in my existence. I exist, as nothing else does — necessarily, eternally, really. If I am to give myself a name expressive of my nature, so far as language can be, let me be called "I AM." Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers
Sermon discussion topics for parents to use with their children:
Who hardened Pharaoh's heart and why?
What would it be like to experience that first Passover night?
What purpose did the blood have that night?
How did this prepare the people for the coming of Jesus?
Why is it important that God sees the blood and also that we know we are behind the blood?
How can this make us bold for the future?