A Messianic Passover Haggadah
Reader: Clean out the old leaven so that you may be a new lump, just as you
are in fact unleavened. For Messiah our Passover also has been sacrificed.
Therefore let us celebrate the feast, not with old leaven, nor with the
leaven of malice and wickedness, but with the unleavened bread of sincerity
and truth. (1 Corinthians 5:7-8)
Leader: Thousands of years ago, the children of Israel were living in the
land of Egypt. The Israelites were strong and multiplied greatly, which
worried the Egyptians. Pharaoh was afraid of the Israelites because they
were so strong, so he decided to enslave them. As the years went by, the
work became harder and harder until the children of Israel cried out to the
God of their fathers: the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Adonai heard
their cry, had pity on them, and brought them out of Egypt with signs and
Just like the Israelites of old, we too find ourselves in slavery to sin.
We also cry out to God for salvation, to be saved from the life of bondage to
sin. Also like them, we can be delivered from bondage by the blood of the
Lamb. On a night such as this they celebrated the first Passover feast.
Now we too celebrate the Passover feast to remember what Adonai did for
them so long ago, remembering also how He sent His Salvation (Yeshua) to
set us free as well. God commands us to remember what He did for us, both
then and now.
Tonight we celebrate their freedom and ours!!
The Blessing and Lighting of the
Reader: Again therefore Yeshua spoke to them, saying, "I am the light of
the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the
light of life." - John 8:12