The Passover consisted of unleavened bread, called “matzoh” by the Jewish, and the sacrificial lamb. As you can watch in the Exodus movie, the Israelite’s were delivered out of Egypt and out of bondage. Ex 12:21 Then Moses called all the elders of Israel and said to them, “Go and select lambs for yourselves according to your clans, and kill the Passover lamb.” The “leaven” represents the sin in our lives. It acts like yeast, which when added, spreads throughout the person, a nation or a church.
The last supper of Jesus and the Christian disciples was performed on the day of Passover. He was the unleavened bread, free from sin, beaten. Jesus crucifixion on the cross at Calvary is the most important event that has taken place in history.
Luke 22:15 And he said to them, “I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer.
Jesus died for our sins so that man could repent. We can now invite the Lord into our hearts. Jesus was the propitiation. The sacrificial lamb for all mankind. Watch the Jesus movie and see how the unleavened bread is used, as the symbolic gesture for His body, which was given to the disciples.
Matzoh, or unleavened bread, is eaten by the Jews during Passover and the “Feast of Unleavened bread.” Here is a recipe to make your own Matzoh. If you are not preparing the unleavened bread for Passover but just want to try it, adding a little honey, spices, salt or olive oil to give it a little more flavor. Make some for your church. The Passover is one of my favorite subjects on Sunday sermons for kids.
With grateful acknowledgment to Flatbreads and Flavors by Jeffrey Alfrod and Naomi Duguid, and A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking by Marcy Goldman
Makes 8-12 flatbreads
2 cups flour, wheat, white, or a mix
1 cup water
Pre-heat the oven to 475°. Have ready two baking sheets lined with parchment, a rolling pin, and a fork for pricking holes.
When the oven has pre-heated, mix together the flour and water. Knead briefly until the dough comes together into a smooth ball, 3-5 minutes. If the dough sticks to your hands or the counter, add flour a teaspoon at a time until it is no longer sticky.
Cut the dough into egg-sized pieces and sprinkle the counter with flour. Working with one piece at a time, roll out the dough as thin as you can. Transfer to a baking sheet and prick it all over to prevent the dough from puffing in the oven.
Repeat until the baking sheet is full. The bread won’t spread, so you can put the bread fairly close together. Bake until crisp, 3-4 minutes.
While the first batch is baking, prepare the second batch. Continue baking and rolling until all the matzo has been cooked (or your 18 minutes are up!).
Celebrate Jesus with Unleavened Bread
This time of year is great to make unleavened bread for you and your family. Have fun and celebrate what Jesus did for all of us. If you know someone who needs Jesus as their Lord and Savior in their life, consider giving or sharing the love of Christ. Invite them to accept Jesus into their heart and home today! Ask them to simply say this prayer and mean it with their whole heart. They will begin living a life that is pleasing to our Father in Heaven. Their life will never be the same.
“Jesus, I now realize I have sinned against you. Please forgive me of my sin. Please come into my life and change my heart. I want you to be my Savior. In Jesus name I pray. Amen.”
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