Keeping the Christian Feast of the Unleavened
1 Corinthians 5:7, 8
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened…

Give, in introduction, a careful description of the old Passover. Observe especially that

(1) there was a sacrificed lamb;

(2) that its blood became a protection and a sign;

(3) that the meat of the lamb was partaken of together;

(4) that all the food was unleavened; and

(5) that the loins were girt ready for a journey.

Then show how this old Passover may be regarded as realized in the Christian feast.

1. Jesus is the slain Lamb.

2. His blood is the Church's protection and sign.

3. His truth and love - that is, he himself - is the Church's food.

4. The spirit in which we share our Divine food is that of sincerity and truth, which is represented by the "unleavened."

5. We share as those who belong to the heavenly, and therefore say, "This is not our rest." Press that the presence of the leavened, the guileful, and the sinner spoils the simplicity and purity of our Christian feast. - R.T.

Parallel Verses
KJV: Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:

WEB: Purge out the old yeast, that you may be a new lump, even as you are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, has been sacrificed in our place.

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