Passover Preparation

With Passover (Pesach) beginning next Monday evening, entire families are preparing for this important celebration. God gave a commandment to the children of Israel, throughout their generations, to celebrate (Exodus 12:14). In preparation, God told them to remove leaven (yeast) from their homes before Passover begins. (Exodus 12:15). Families look in every nook and cranny to find any traces of breads with yeast, including their cars!

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In the Bible, yeast symbolizes sin. Yeast consumes sugar and is what causes dough to rise. It really doesn’t take much yeast to make that happen. Yeast is so pervasive that if dough is left on the counter, yeast will attach to the surface of the dough and work its way throughout the entire loaf.

Yeast is quite a visual when we recognize that it symbolizes sin. While yeast eats away at the sugars in the dough and spreads throughout the entire loaf; sin also eats away at us and keeps us away from God.

“A little leaven (yeast) leavens the whole lump of dough.”  (Galatians 5:9)

Looking for a Passover Seder to attend? Consider this one--open to the public, but advanced reservations are a must! Click here.

Passover March 31 Community Seder at Embassy Suites, Garden Grove, 4 - 9 PM

Watch this week for more articles on Passover.