Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Passover In Your Home - 2019 "VIDEO"


Here is a sermon by Mr. Michael C. Garrett for the Passover Service. You should listen to the sermon (or another Passover Sermon) within a few days prior to the Passover before the Passover.

The video on this page is a Passover Service conducted by Minister Michael C. Garrett on April 9, 2017. It is a full Passover Service, that has been divided into sections. Each section has been paused for conducting services in your home.

The Sections consist of:

The introduction and main message/Foot washing Ceremony (pause at 58:21)
Bread Ceremony (pause at 1:02:05)
Wine Ceremony (pause at 1:09:41)
Final Hymn 1:23:11 (Amazing Grace)


The Video Sermon: Passover 2017.
The Hymn: Amazing Grace.
Additional Sermons: Owensboro Church of Jesus Christ.

Dear Friends - if you are unable to come to Owensboro, Kentucky to observe the PASSOVER (also called by much of the world the LORD'S SUPPER, or COMMUNION), or to observe it with any other churches of God, you may observe it in your home alone or with your family, as follows:

Beforehand, purchase or prepare a small amount of unleavened bread, or Jewish Matzoth, or Matzos. Rye Krisp is unleavened (just look for the words "unleavened" on the package) and may be used, or make some flat cakes, without leavening (yeast, or baking powder). Also have prepared and ready a small amount of red wine. Grape juice was not used at the Passover by Jesus Christ, nor ancient Israel, or the original New Testament Church of God. They used only fermented wine, contrary to the perverted teaching's of certain sects that have sprung up over the centuries. There was no way to preserve grape juice in the first century.  Grape juice is dead, fermented wine has LIFE - symbolizing the living blood of Jesus Christ our Savior. Jesus Himself used fermented wine. Nothing else is proper. Jewish people today use wine.

Be prepared to observe the sacred ordinance in the early evening of the 14th. Which is the early evening of the 18th of April - Thursday. Have a small amount of unleavened bread, a small glass of wine (one for each person) prepared on a tray or dish. Place not more than a tablespoon of wine in each small glass (I actually use a shot glass), and prior to the ceremony have these emblems covered with a very clean white napkin (if available).

When the time has arrived for this ceremony, let the family quietly, and solemnly, come into the room prepared. Let the head of the family (the husband or father) conduct a brief and solemn service. No un-converted person's, or unbaptized children should be present. Only true converted begotten sons and daughters of God who have been baptized. There should be no talking, laughing, joking, or conversation. All should come into the room most reverent.

Let the one who is conducting the service open the Holy Bible and read Luke 22:7-8, 14-15; Matthew 26:17, 26-30; then read Paul's instruction in 1st Corinthians 11:23-30. Also, read John 6:53-54 - closely noticing this ordinance is commanded for all Christians. Also read John 13:1-17. Then, if two or more people are participating, wash one another's feet (Wash pans and clean towels should be provided before beginning the service). If one person is observing alone, this part of the ordinance can be omitted.

Then, after the pans and towels, and the water is removed and the room is again in a neat and orderly, the one conducting the service will remove the clean white napkin (if available) from over the bread and wine, and with bowed head, give thanks unto Almighty God and our Lord Jesus Christ in prayer and ask Them to bless the BREAD, as a symbol of His broken body for us (our physical healing). Then break the unleavened bread into small pieces and pass a piece to each one quietly and solemnly and eat the small piece of the unleavened bread.

Then, over the red wine, the one conducting the service will pray, giving thanks again to God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ and asking Them to bless the wine for this sacred use as the symbol of His blood which was shed for the remission of our sins. Then pass the small glasses of wine to each person, and quietly, and reverently drinking it as a renewal of your acceptance of the precious blood of Jesus Christ for the remission of our sins. Replace the glasses on the tray or dish, cover them, and then, whatever isn't eaten of the unleavened bread, you may dispose of it how you wish. You do not need to burn it.

Then the leader should read aloud the passage of John 13:18 on thru to the 17th chapter if able. These are the Words of Jesus Christ our Lord to His disciples after His very last Passover Supper on earth, just before He was seized and taken and murdered. The leader could, in advance of the service, mark certain portions of these chapters without reading the whole chapters.

After reading this Scripture, sing a hymn if possible (or read a psalm), and dismiss, quietly leaving the room without conversation. It is well for the leader to remind the others at the beginning of the service that this is the MOST SOLEMN AND SACRED OCCASION OF THE WHOLE YEAR - the anniversary of the death of our Savior, our High Priest of the New Covenant, and a service observed IN MEMORY of His death.

This service may be observed, if necessary, by one person alone, or by two or more. If two or more, the foot-washing should be included.

These instructions are given to you in love,

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