1 Corinthians 5:7-8 NIV
Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.
One of the neat things about a Seder (Christian or Jewish) is that everyone at the table is supposed to participate. By placing few scriptures or descriptions to read at each table setting, each guest felt as if he/she was participating and engaged in the meal.
After a few moments, we took the cups out and threw the yeast out over the deck and into the yard. It was a real, tangible connection to 1 Corinthians 5: 7-8, and something that I will think about often.
1. Candles on the table: Jesus, the Light of the world
2. Platter of roasted lamb: Jesus was our final perfect Lamb Who was sacrificed for us all.
3. Unleavened bread: the body of Christ that was broken and slain for all
4. Boiled egg: new life. We have new life in Christ because of what he did for us on the cross.
5. Bitter herbs (horseradish): the bitter vinegar on the sponge Jesus was given to drink on the cross.
6. Charoset (description below): Symbolizes the mortar and bricks the Israelites used in making the bricks for the king of Egypt.
7. Karpas (parsley or celery): everlasting life because of Christ's resurrection
8. Small bowl of salt water: tears for those who haven't accepted Christ as their personal Savior.
9. Grape juice: Jesus' own blood poured out for us all.
As we progressed through the meal, we discussed each of these in more detail. We were able to make Old Testament connections to many of them, or my mother-in-law would explain what she had researched regarding the traditional, Old Testament meanings of each food.
I made it... I promise!