Text: Exodus 12:1-28
(Basis of message given during the Campus Bible Fellowship – TUP 17th Anniversary on November 18, 2014 at Talisay City, Negros Occidental, Philippines)
Exodus is a book about salvation: the deliverance of the Israelites from slavery in Egypt. It points to the greater salvation accomplished by our Lord Jesus Christ, who by his death delivered us from our slavery to sin and Satan. Ch. 12 is about the institution of the passover.
I. SACRIFICIAL LAMB (v. 3; I Cor. 5:7; John 1:29)
A) Spotless (v. 5) (1 Pet. 1:19) – In order to save us from our sins, the Saviour must himself be sinless (Heb. 9:14).
B) Substitutionary Sacrifice (v. 3) (1 Pet. 3:18; 2 Cor. 5:21-22)
C) Slain – (Rom. 6:23; Heb. 2:14-15)
II. SPRINKLED BLOOD (v. 7)
A) Application/Appropriation – (Rom. 3:25 ) (Heb. 10:19-22) Are you washed in the blood of the lamb? The saving benefits of Christ’s death are sufficient for all but effective only for those who believe.
B) Public Profession (v. 7) (Rom. 10:9)
C) No Condemnation (v. 13) (John 5:24; Rom. 8:1; 1 John 1:7)
III. SOLEMN EATING (v. 8)
A) Christ must be EATEN. (John 6:53-55)
B) Christ must be eaten WHOLE. (v. 10) He must be received both as Lord and Saviour. (Rom. 10:9) We must repent and believe. (Mark 1:15; Acts 3:19). Repentance and faith are two sides of the same coin. Saving faith is a penitent faith. Saving repentance is a believing repentance.
C) Christ must be eaten IMMEDIATELY. (v. 11) (2 Cor. 6:1,2; James 4:14)
CONCLUSION (v. 14)
Salvation is a joyful feast (Rev. 3:20; Luke 15:7, 10, 32). If you want to experience true joy, then repent of your sins and believe in Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. He is the the true passover lamb. It is his blood alone which can cleanse you from all your sins. (1 Cor. 6:9-11) What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. What can make me whole again? Nothing but the blood of Jesus. Oh, precious is the flow that makes me white as snow. No other fount I know, nothing but the blood of Jesus.
Note: This sermon outline was adapted from Matthew Henry’s comments on the passage.