Week 4 of a 6-week series called, Returning to the Promise. In this series, we explore stories from the Old Testament. In this episode, we look at the story of the Passover in the Book of Exodus. The people of God are now in Egypt. And now the people are slaves to the Pharaoh. We often hear of the Passover as a Jewish Festival around the same time of year as Easter. But what exactly is the Passover and what does this event mean for us as followers of Jesus today? How do we hear the promises of God for all generations not just as a memory or a one-time event, but as the promise of continual redemption?
"Returning to the Promise" is a seven-week series based on stories from the Old Testament. Often, we are told that the Old Testament is full of judgement, wrath, and anger. But the Old Testament describes the very character of a loving God who continues to return to the faithful promise of unconditional and ongoing love for all of creation. It is why we first ground ourselves in "God is love" from 1 John 4.