Our Passover Lamb

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This is the first of two lessons considering how we understand the figurative language in God’s Word. You will be reminded of a few rules about figurative language and how God orders things. The Passover Lamb and Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus are examined as examples of trying to properly understand God’s Word.

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Our Passover Lamb

  1. 1. Our Passover Lamb 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294
  2. 2. The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said,“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world! John 1:29, CB NT p. 162
  3. 3. The next day again John was standing with two of his disciples, and he looked at Jesus as he walked by and said,“Behold, the Lamb of God!” John 1:35-36, CB NT p. 162
  4. 4. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. 1 Corinthians 5:7, CB NT p. 294
  5. 5. knowing that you were ransomed from the futile ways inherited from your forefathers, not with perishable things such as silver or gold, but with the precious blood of Christ, like that of a lamb without blemish or spot. 1 Peter 1:18-19, CB NT p. 408
  6. 6. Figurative Language
  7. 7. Figurative Language Normally, a word should be viewed as literal, unless other considerations make it impossible to interpret them in that light.
  8. 8. Figurative Language Normally, a word should be viewed as literal, unless other considerations make it impossible to interpret them in that light. Other considerations... context grammar consistency common sense
  9. 9. Figurative Language metaphor 1. a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.” Compare mixed metaphor, simile (  def 1 ) . 2. something used, or regarded as being used, to represent something else; emblem; symbol.
  10. 10. Figurative Language simile 1. a figure of speech in which two unlike things are explicitly compared, as in “she is like a rose.” Compare metaphor. 2. an instance of such a figure of speech or a use of words exemplifying it.
  11. 11. Figurative Language synecdoche a figure of speech in which a part is used for the whole or the whole for a part, the special for the general or the general for the special, as in ten sail  for ten ships  or a Croesus  for a rich man.
  12. 12. Jesus: the lamb of God (John 1.29) Figurative Language metaphor
  13. 13. Jesus: the lamb of God (John 1.29) Jesus: the lamb of God (John 1.36) Figurative Language metaphor metaphor
  14. 14. Jesus: the lamb of God (John 1.29) Jesus: the lamb of God (John 1.36) Christ: our passover lamb (1 Corinthians 5.7) Figurative Language metaphor metaphor metaphor
  15. 15. Jesus: the lamb of God (John 1.29) Jesus: the lamb of God (John 1.36) Christ: our passover lamb (1 Corinthians 5.7) blood of Christ: like that of a lamb (1 Peter 1.19) Figurative Language metaphor metaphor metaphor simile
  16. 16. The Order of Things
  17. 17. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 1 Corinthians 15:46, CB NT p. 309 The Order of Things
  18. 18. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 1 Corinthians 15:46, CB NT p. 309 FIRST Natural THEN Spiritual The Order of Things
  19. 19. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 1 Corinthians 15:46, CB NT p. 309 FIRST Natural THEN Spiritual The Order of Things man from the earth man from heaven
  20. 20. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 1 Corinthians 15:46, CB NT p. 309 FIRST Natural THEN Spiritual The Order of Things man from the earth man from heaven man of dust man of heaven
  21. 21. Natural (first) Spiritual (second)
  22. 22. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb
  23. 23. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3)
  24. 24. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3)
  25. 25. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3)
  26. 26. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3)
  27. 27. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “a year old” (v. 5) ☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3)
  28. 28. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “a year old” (v. 5) ☑ “kill at twilight” (v. 6) ☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3)
  29. 29. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “a year old” (v. 5) ☑ “kill at twilight” (v. 6) ☑ “roasted on the fire” (v. 8) ☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3)
  30. 30. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “a year old” (v. 5) ☑ “kill at twilight” (v. 6) ☑ “roasted on the fire” (v. 8) ☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3) Real physical lamb
  31. 31. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “a year old” (v. 5) ☑ “kill at twilight” (v. 6) ☑ “roasted on the fire” (v. 8) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.29)☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3) Real physical lamb
  32. 32. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “a year old” (v. 5) ☑ “world” (John 1.29) ☑ “kill at twilight” (v. 6) ☑ “roasted on the fire” (v. 8) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.29)☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3) Real physical lamb
  33. 33. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “a year old” (v. 5) ☑ “world” (John 1.29) ☑ “kill at twilight” (v. 6) ☑ “roasted on the fire” (v. 8) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.36) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.29)☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3) Real physical lamb
  34. 34. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “a year old” (v. 5) ☑ “world” (John 1.29) ☑ “kill at twilight” (v. 6) ☑ “roasted on the fire” (v. 8) ☑ “Christ” (1 Corinthians 5.7) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.36) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.29)☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3) Real physical lamb
  35. 35. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “a year old” (v. 5) ☑ “world” (John 1.29) ☑ “kill at twilight” (v. 6) ☑ “roasted on the fire” (v. 8) ☑ “sacrificed” (1 Corinthians 5.7) ☑ “Christ” (1 Corinthians 5.7) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.36) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.29)☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3) Real physical lamb
  36. 36. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “a year old” (v. 5) ☑ “world” (John 1.29) ☑ “kill at twilight” (v. 6) ☑ “roasted on the fire” (v. 8) ☑ “sacrificed” (1 Corinthians 5.7) ☑ “blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1.19) ☑ “Christ” (1 Corinthians 5.7) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.36) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.29)☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3) Real physical lamb
  37. 37. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “a year old” (v. 5) ☑ “world” (John 1.29) ☑ “kill at twilight” (v. 6) ☑ “roasted on the fire” (v. 8) ☑ “sacrificed” (1 Corinthians 5.7) ☑ “blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1.19) ☑ “without blemish” (1 Peter 1.19) ☑ “Christ” (1 Corinthians 5.7) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.36) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.29)☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3) Real physical lamb
  38. 38. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “a year old” (v. 5) ☑ “world” (John 1.29) ☑ “kill at twilight” (v. 6) ☑ “roasted on the fire” (v. 8) ☑ “sacrificed” (1 Corinthians 5.7) ☑ “blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1.19) ☑ “without blemish” (1 Peter 1.19) ☑ “Christ” (1 Corinthians 5.7) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.36) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.29)☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3) Real physical lamb not a Real physical lamb
  39. 39. Natural (first) Spiritual (second) Exodus 12, CB OT p. 100 1 Corinthians 5.7, CB NT p. 294 Passover Lamb Christ, our Passover Lamb ☑ “a lamb for a household” (v. 3) ☑ “lamb shall be without blemish” (v. 5) ☑ “a male” (v. 5) ☑ “a year old” (v. 5) ☑ “world” (John 1.29) ☑ “kill at twilight” (v. 6) ☑ “roasted on the fire” (v. 8) ☑ “sacrificed” (1 Corinthians 5.7) ☑ “blood of Christ” (1 Peter 1.19) ☑ “without blemish” (1 Peter 1.19) ☑ “Christ” (1 Corinthians 5.7) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.36) ☑ “Jesus” (John 1.29)☑ “congregation of Israel” (v. 3) Real physical lamb not a Real physical lamb For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, 1 Timothy 2:5, CB NT p. 365
  40. 40. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 1 Corinthians 15:46, CB NT p. 309 FIRST Natural THEN Spiritual Lamb Christ The Order of Things
  41. 41. Distinguishing Between Natural and Spiritual
  42. 42. Kingdom of God John 3, CB NT p. 165
  43. 43. Jesus answered him,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him,“How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:3-6, CB NT p. 165
  44. 44. Jesus answered him,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him,“How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:3-6, CB NT p. 165 Natural? Spiritual?
  45. 45. Jesus answered him,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him,“How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:3-6, CB NT p. 165 Natural
  46. 46. Jesus answered him,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him,“How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:3-6, CB NT p. 165 Spiritual
  47. 47. Jesus answered him,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him,“How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:3-6, CB NT p. 165
  48. 48. Jesus answered him,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him,“How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:3-6, CB NT p. 165 Natural
  49. 49. Jesus answered him,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” Nicodemus said to him,“How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?” Jesus answered,“Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. John 3:3-6, CB NT p. 165 Natural Spiritual
  50. 50. Nicodemus said to him,“How can these things be?” Jesus answered him,“Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? John 3:9-10, CB NT p. 165
  51. 51. Nicodemus said to him,“How can these things be?” Jesus answered him,“Are you the teacher of Israel and yet you do not understand these things? John 3:9-10, CB NT p. 165
  52. 52. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 1 Corinthians 15:46, CB NT p. 309 Natural Spiritual
  53. 53. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 1 Corinthians 15:46, CB NT p. 309 Natural Spiritual Israel Kingdom of God
  54. 54. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 1 Corinthians 15:46, CB NT p. 309 Natural Spiritual Israel Kingdom of God born of flesh born of water & spirit
  55. 55. But it is not the spiritual that is first but the natural, and then the spiritual. 1 Corinthians 15:46, CB NT p. 309 Natural Spiritual Israel Kingdom of God born of flesh born of water & spirit circumcision baptism
  56. 56. Will today be the day you decide to go to heaven?
  57. 57. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.) Passover Lamb: iStock_000005140906
  58. 58. Miscellaneous 2013 #03 Our Passover Lamb - 1 1 Corinthians 5.7 Compiled and Presented by: Dave Stewart 24 February 2013 www.churchofchristmiranda.com Synopsis: This is the first of two lessons considering how we understand the figurative language in God’s Word. You will be reminded of a few rules about figurative language and how God orders things. The Passover Lamb and Jesus’ conversation with Nicodemus are examined as examples of trying to properly understand God’s Word. “Let all that you do be done with love.” “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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