Sermonette: The Four Cups of Wine
Given 28-Mar-21; 24 minutes
Jewish tradition calls for four cups of wine on Passover based on God's 'I will' statements in Exodus 6:6-7. The first cup represents God's delivery of ancient Israel from slavery; similarly, God frees His people from the slavery of sin (II Timothy 2:15-16). The second cup represents deliverance from bondage; similarly, God has delivered His people, the Israel of God, from the evil one (Matthew 6:13). The third cup represents redemption; similarly, the Israel of God experiences redemption from sin (Romans 6:18). The fourth cup represents belonging; similarly, the Israel of God belongs to God as His offspring (Romans 8:14-15).