- Passover points people to Jesus (Luke 22:1; Leviticus 23:5-7; Exodus 12:11-13; Mark 14:32; 1 Corinthians 5:7)
- Some religious people betray Him (Luke 22:2-5; John 6:64; John 6:70-71; Luke 10:18; Psalm 23:5)
- But not the entire crowd (Luke 22:6; John 18:28; Not Everyone in the Crowd; 1 Peter 1:18-20)
1 The Festival of Unleavened Bread, which is also called Passover, was approaching.
5 The Lord’s Passover begins at sundown on the fourteenth day of the first month. 6 On the next day, the fifteenth day of the month, you must begin celebrating the Festival of Unleavened Bread. This festival to the Lord continues for seven days, and during that time the bread you eat must be made without yeast. 7 On the first day of the festival, all the people must stop their ordinary work and observe an official day for holy assembly.
11 These are your instructions for eating this meal: Be fully dressed, wear your sandals, and carry your walking stick in your hand. Eat the meal with urgency, for this is the Lord’s Passover. 12 On that night I will pass through the land of Egypt and strike down every firstborn son and firstborn male animal in the land of Egypt. I will execute judgment against all the gods of Egypt, for I am the Lord! 13 But the blood on your doorposts will serve as a sign, marking the houses where you are staying. When I see the blood, I will pass over you.
12 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when the Passover lamb is sacrificed, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go to prepare the Passover meal for you?”
1 Corinthians 5:7
7 Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us.
2 The leading priests and teachers of religious law were plotting how to kill Jesus, but they were afraid of the people’s reaction. 3 Then Satan entered into Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve disciples, 4 and he went to the leading priests and captains of the Temple guard to discuss the best way to betray Jesus to them. 5 They were delighted, and they promised to give him money.
64 But some of you do not believe me. (For Jesus knew from the beginning which ones didn’t believe, and he knew who would betray him.)
70 Then Jesus said, “I chose the twelve of you, but one is a devil.” 71 He was speaking of Judas, son of Simon Iscariot, one of the Twelve, who would later betray him.
18 I saw Satan fall from heaven like lightning!
5 You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies.
6 So he agreed and began looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus so they could arrest him when the crowds weren’t around.
28 Jesus’ trial before Caiaphas ended in the early hours of the morning. Then he was taken to the headquarters of the Roman governor. His accusers didn’t go inside because it would defile them, and they wouldn’t be allowed to celebrate the Passover.
Not everyone in the crowd?
Joanna, the wife of Chuza, Herod’s business manager - Luke 8:3
Malchus - John 18:10
Pilate's wife - Matthew 27:19
Centurion - Matthew 27:54
Thief on the Cross - Luke 23:26-43
1 Peter 1:18-20 (Scripture)
18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And it was not paid with mere gold or silver, which lose their value. 19 It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. 20 God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but now in these last days he has been revealed for your sake.