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The Messianic Gospel Cycle is a series studying the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and Acts from a Messiah-centered perspective. The cycle is divided up into 52 portions and is designed to be read over the course of a year. You can download the reading plan here.

And on the first day of Unleavened Bread, when they sacrificed the Passover lamb, his disciples said to him, “Where will you have us go and prepare for you to eat the Passover?” And he sent two of his disciples and said to them, “Go into the city, and a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him, and wherever he enters, say to the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says, Where is my guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ And he will show you a large upper room furnished and ready; there prepare for us.” And the disciples set out and went to the city and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

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  1. Terri Neely on December 29, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Nicely done! A lot there that has never been considered before. Sure puts a whole different concept on “It Is Finished” and what was nailed to the cross. Thanks Ryan!

  2. Donna Campbell on January 2, 2019 at 6:01 am

    This teaching brings so much more meaning to the Passover. I have been changed and a deeper understanding of God’s love for mankind.
    You knocked it out of the ballpark
    I think it is worth a whole year’s subscription. Keep studying.

  3. Carole Kapsner on January 19, 2019 at 10:19 am

    So interesting Ryan. In addition, in M.Pes. there is a lot of discussion (I’m looking at David Instone-Brewer, Traditions of the Rabbis, et.al.) concerning the proper date when the Passover could be brought….even that some say those from Galilee believed they could bring it on the 13th. I agree that we should not be over-concerned with the exact date, so much as to see the Passover now as a new Exodus celebration!

  4. Carole Kapsner on January 23, 2019 at 11:57 am

    Re: Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper by Brant Pitre
    Ryan, I am considering whether or not to purchase this book. When I use the “Look Inside” feature of this book on Amazon, it appears that Pitre teaches transubstantiation, the literal changing of the eucharist to the actual body and blood of Jesus Christ. Also in another of his books, he seems to teach Mariology – if that’s what it’s called, i.e., Mary is the Mother of God, she was miraculously conceived, thus the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception.
    Because of these things, I would normally question whether it was profitable or not… do you recommend this book? Thanks!

    • Ryan White on January 24, 2019 at 9:15 pm

      Hi Carole,

      Brante Pitre is a Catholic scholar, so he believes in Catholic doctrines. But his book is not an apologetics for Catholicism, it is documented research using a lot of early Jewish literature to show the the Lord’s Supper was set within a first century Jewish Passover seder.

      I definitely recommend the book, but as with all books, I definitely do not agree with everything that is contained within the book. I always look at the evidence presented and weigh the conclusions that are presented based on the evidence in the book and in Scripture.

      • Carole Kapsner on January 26, 2019 at 6:08 pm

        Thanks Ryan, for your response. I may indeed pick up the book with your recommendation. My daughter and i spent this afternoon going through this teaching and we were so touched by what happened at that last Passover and how this will change our Seder’s to try to accommodate the fresh understanding.. I have a whole bunch of questions and thoughts, as usual…..but maybe can share later. I hear you are due in the LFalls area…. will you come early and stay late? Would love the opportunity to just talk. I suppose it’s not possible, but man, that would sure be great.

        • Ryan White on January 28, 2019 at 12:06 am

          I’ll do my best, lol. I will have a 1 month old baby at home too so I can’t stay out too late. Certainly look forward to chatting though!

          • Carole Kapsner on February 4, 2019 at 8:22 am

            Congratulations!
            Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. 4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children[a] of one’s youth. 5 Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! …



  5. Wendy Koehn on January 26, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Great teaching! Wow does this make me excited for Passover this year! I had one quick question I hope you can shed some light on that has been an ongoing struggle for me to figure out, I see how this angle makes Yeshua being the Passover lamb fit, but the phrase “his blood is being poured out for the forgiveness of sins” I cannot seem to find the angle that makes that fit. The Passover lamb was for redemption of firstborn not forgiveness of sins. Also in your other teachings how I have come to understand the forgiveness of sins is a phrase about the end of the excile…I feel like this should be so simple but I just don’t understand why He had to die for the excile to end? Please show me the connection I’m missing!

    Thanks for all you do!

    • Ryan White on January 28, 2019 at 12:05 am

      Hi Wendy,

      Thanks for the feedback. Definitely something I need to address when I do a full teaching on this subject! I have several topical teachings which address these questions but I’ll try to give a short answer here and then reference the full teaching.

      The Passover Lamb was for redemption of the firstborn – True, but this statement does not capture the fulness of the function in Exodus. The Passover Lamb was not just for the firstborn redemption, but also a covenanting act that brought all those in the household into a familial covenant relationship with God. See my teaching “The Covenant of Passover” for more information.

      Yeshua explains that his blood is the “blood of the new/renewed covenant” – Blood is needed to ratify a covenant and since Israel is in exile for their breaking of the covenant, they need a renewal of covenant relationship in order for “aphesis” – a release from slavery to Sin and ending of the exile. Yeshua is reliving the Exodus story, but this time the one enslaving is not a human king, but human addiction to sinful nature, Sin with a capital ‘s’, as Paul puts it. See my teaching “The Wrong Messiah” for more information.

      Why did Yeshua have to die for the exile to end? – And I would add, more specifically – why did he have to die on a Roman cross? This is where the penal substitution model that modern Western Christianity teaches simply fails to encompass the fulness of what Yeshua did “in accordance with Scripture” as Paul puts it. Again, it is the story of the Exodus all over again, but this time the Pharaoh that must be defeated is sin – human wickedness that has caused so much chaos in the world. The real problem with sin isn’t that it makes God angry (it certainly does displease him), it’s that sin causes corruption, chaos, pain, suffering, and ultimately death in this world. Thus, what must be dealt with is the destructive nature of sin and its ultimate power is death (Hebrews 2). But how does one defeat death? You cannot kill death. The only way to defeat death is to die and be resurrected! Thus Yeshua goes about provoking the powers of the world – religious and political leaders – in order to draw all evil onto himself. He becomes the representative of Israel, the David against Goliath, and dies in order that Sin may be condemned in his flesh through the resurrection. For more information on this, see my teaching “The Crucified Son of God.”

      Hope that helps!

      • Carole Kapsner on February 2, 2019 at 12:38 pm

        Every time I try to put this into order in my mind with words, I fail to do so. But to keep going forward, I’m finding that it is helpful for me to remember that Passover is the birthday of Israel (as a nation,)  at the time of Moses, and now, at the time of the “prophet like unto Moses.” Israel and Messiah are in many ways and in many places in Scripture, one and the same.  What happens to one happens to the other. When Yeshua dies, therefore, we also die. When He is resurrected, so are we.

        Following Biblical, historical chronology that we see played out, the actual does not necessarily happen immediately after it is pronounced to happen, i.e. “in the day that you eat, you will surely die” or as was foretold by prophecy, Jeroboam would die and all of his sons….yet it didn’t happen immediately and even after Jeroboam’s death, his son Nadab ruled for a time.

        I am glad to see you refer to the Passover as a Covenant RENEWAL rather than a “new” Passover…. also it is a “wider” rather than a “new” Exodus. It may seem insignificant, but those fatal words “Old” and “New” have been the bugaboo that has caused us to think the old is gone; in with the new! We think the two words denote age…. but, of course, that is false.

        It’s always been Yeshua in Passover, and it’s always been one Exodus. It is just that, bless YHVH, we can now see or begin to see or try to see 🙂 the feast in a much fuller picture. It reminds me (in a very simplistic way) of a Rose Publishing Bible Map book I own. This book contains many pages of maps of Israel and the surrounding area dating to various historical periods, each with a corresponding, clear plastic overlay that shows the boundaries of countries we as know them today.

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