Passover Preparations


Our lives are busy with important and seemingly insignificant events everyday. In the morning we pour our coffee, get dressed, and go about our days. We probably complete hundreds of little tasks all day everyday without even realizing it. They can become almost second nature to us. Today in our text, two of Jesus’ disciples were asked to do something seemingly commonplace but their task was really an opportunity for obedience.

  • What seemingly insignificant task do you have to do today?


Then came the day of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed. So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover for us, that we may eat it.” They said to him, “Where will you have us prepare it?” 10 He said to them, “Behold, when you have entered the city, a man carrying a jar of water will meet you. Follow him into the house that he enters 11 and tell the master of the house, ‘The Teacher says to you, Where is the guest room, where I may eat the Passover with my disciples?’ 12 And he will show you a large upper room furnished; prepare it there.” 13 And they went and found it just as he had told them, and they prepared the Passover.

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  1. Whom did Jesus send and what did he tell them to do specifically?
  2. What name did Jesus call himself in verse 11?
  3. How would you describe the disciples’ actions (vs. 13)? 
  4. How are you being obedient to what Christ is asking you to do? What is your attitude when you are asked to serve in a way that seems small or ordinary?


When observed more carefully, this seemingly insignificant passage of Scripture is actually very important. We are wise if we heed the lesson The Teacher has for us. Peter and John probably had no idea the added significance of the Passover meal to come, yet they were faithful and obedient in what was asked of them. What seemingly insignificant task do you have today that God could be using in your life to prepare you for something huge? Let’s strive to be faithful like the disciples when Jesus calls.

  • Ask God to help you be obedient to what he is asking you to do, even if it seems small or ordinary.