Don’t you realize that this sin is like a little yeast that spreads through the whole batch of dough? Get rid of the old “yeast” by removing this wicked person from among you. Then you will be like a fresh batch of dough made without yeast, which is what you really are. Christ, our Passover Lamb, has been sacrificed for us. So let us celebrate the festival, not with the old bread of wickedness and evil, but with the new bread of sincerity and truth.
1 Corinthians 5:6-8 New Living Translation (NLT)
So now it is the evening of Easter. Luke’s gospel tells about the men on the road to Emmaus. Pam did a great job yesterday morning, preaching from Romans 6:1-14. Paul reminds us to live in the power of the resurrection. The same power that rose Jesus from the grave can live in us. But what do we have to do. We have to get rid of the old yeast – we need to kill the “old man” – the sinful human nature. We are to be like a new batch of bread – with fresh yeast. This fresh yeast is the power of the Holy Spirit working in us. So let us celebrate the feast of the Passover Lamb – Jesus Christ who lived, and died, and rose again to free us from our sin – so that we no longer have to live as slaves to sin.