LUCASVILLE — The explication of the Passover Dinner was delivered eloquently, and with heartfelt passion by Tanner Salyers at Prodical House Ministries (PHM) on Thursday, April 28, inside of the ‘Prodical Barn.’
Tanner Salyers, delivered the message, explaining the true meaning and purpose of the Jewish Feast of Passover, and how it relates to the Christian faith today.
“In Romans, Paul talks about how Christians are grafted into the Jewish nation when they accept Christ. In that, for us to fully understand the depth of our faith in Messiah, we have to go back to our own roots, and that is the Jewish faith. When Christians celebrate the Passover, they experience Christ on a whole new level,” Salyers said.
Salyers joined Sarah Bender, also of PHM lighting the candles, walking the Passover guests through the history, as well as what each food item represented on their plates.
Tonya Osborne of PHM, said Passover is a special time which allows warmth and fellowship among those who attend.
“Our annual Passover Dinner is a special evening of faith and fellowship when we honor the history and impact of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross for our salvation,” Osborne said. ” It’s a meal of symbolism which increases our understanding of all the promises and provision He made for our lives by giving His. Anyone who participates will certainly walk away after one evening meal together knowing Him better and understanding His love for us at a different, more personal level.”
Symbolism is a key component to the Passover Dinner, according to Salyers.
“During Passover, we gather and hold a symbolic dinner called a “Seder” which means “Order” and we use different foods to represent the bitterness of slavery, the bricks and mortar that our people made and used to build the Kingdom of Pharaoh under bondage,” Salyers said. “We eat only unleavened bread called Matzah because our people had to leave the land of Egypt so quickly that they didn’t have time to let their bread rise. We have four glasses of wine (or grape juice) symbolizing Sanctification, the Plagues poured out, Redemption and the cup of Praise for our chains-breaking Heavenly Father.”
The Passover Dinner was undeniably a delightful, engaging and spiritual event. The atmosphere was extremely pleasant, as guests were able to interact with one another, enjoy a delicious meal, and experience biblical history firsthand.
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