To remember the history of their people, to tell the story of the lamb slain for the deliverance of their people from the bondage of slavery in Egypt, and to obey the command of God, who delivered them.
But it is even more than these things. It is an experience.
Tradition, in fact, requires that it be an experience. It is not enough to simply observe, one must participate. It must become a PERSONAL experience of liberation by participation in the telling and the tasting of the story.
To remember the history of our faith, to tell the story of the Lamb slain for the salvation from sin for all who will accept it, and to obey the instruction of the Word of God.
We celebrate Passover because it is a picture. It is a picture that shows us the sacrifice of our Savior, Jesus Christ, Yeshua Ha-Mashiach. It is a living picture of the deliverance that God provided historically for the people of Israel and spiritually for us, believers and followers of Yeshua. Experiencing Passover helps us in understanding what Christ has done for us.
Experiencing Passover helps us in understanding that Yeshua Ha-Mashiach, Jesus Christ, really is the Messiah promised of God. That He IS the one who fulfills the master plan of God.
We also celebrate Passover because we were instructed to. The apostle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth:
"Clean out the old yeast so that you may be a new batch of dough – you are, in fact, without yeast. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. So then, let us celebrate the festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of vice and evil, but with the bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth."
(I Corinthians 5:7&8)
"And thou shalt tell thy son in that day, saying: It is because of that which the LORD did for me when I came forth out of Egypt." (Ex. 13:8)
We would be happy to share with you our Messianic Haggadah.
The Haggadah is the "telling" of Passover, and is traditionally read as a way to fulfill what the Lord commanded in the Torah, that each Jew is to tell his son about the liberation of the Jewish people from their slavery in Egypt. It is also a text that describes the order of the Passover Seder (the feast that marks the beginning of Passover).