Exodus: Unleavened Bread
Categories: Children's Church
Jesus is our Unleavened bread
How does the unleavened bread (Matzah bread) remind us of Jesus?
Can you see the stripes on this bread?
Do you know Jesus was whipped until His whole back was striped like this?
And the Bible tells us that it was because of His stripes that we have His healing.
Isaiah 53:5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: and by his stripes we are healed.
Can you see the little holes along the bread? The dough is pierced with a small wheel with sharp teeth (called a “redler” )before baking to allow air bubbles to escape — this prevents the dough from rising while in the oven.
When Jesus was put on the cross, his hands and feet were pierced by nails. When He was hanging there, to check if he was really dead, the Roman soldier pierced Jesus’ side with a sharp spear, and water and blood flowed out (John 19:34) which probably meant His heart had broken (no more alive).
John 19:37 And again another scripture says, They shall look on him whom they pierced.
The bread was burnt/baked in the oven.
Fire is a picture of judgment. Jesus was burnt/judged for our sake.
4) No leaven
Leaven is a picture of sin. Unleavened means “no leaven”, so “no sin”.
Jesus did not have any sin in Him! He was the only perfect man who ever lived.
1 John 3:5 And you know that He was manifested to take away our sins, and in Him there is no sin.
Because of Jesus, we can also become unleavened bread. Jesus took all our sin on Himself on that cross. In exchange, we have His life and righteousness in us! Righteousness = no sin
2 Cor 5:21 God made Him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in Him we might become the righteousness of God.