Therefore purge out the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, since you truly are unleavened. For indeed Christ, our Passover, was sacrificed for us.
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The apostle Paul drew on the lessons of the spring festival season to encourage the Corinthian congregation to remove sin from their lives.
Jesus Christ fulfilled the type of the Passover lamb whose blood protected the Israelite firstborn from death before the Exodus from Egypt. After the Passover festival comes the Feast of Unleavened Bread, where yeast and other leavening become a symbol of sin.
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