The Four Cups

Miguel: There are four times we will drink of wine or juice tonight, two times before dinner and twice after dinner.

You each have a wine glass that will be filled four times. These four cups represent four expressions of redemption mentioned in the Bible (Exodus 6:6-7). God tells Moses to tell the people of Israel, " I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from their bondage and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great judgments; and I will take you to Me for a nation and I will be to you a God..."

Daren: The four cups represent the four expressions of redemption - bring, deliver, redeem, and take.

  • The first cup is the Cup of Sanctification - "I will bring you out of Egypt."
  • The second cup is the Cup of Deliverance - "I will deliver you from Egyptian bondage."
  • The third cup is the Cup of Redemption - "I will redeem you with My power."
  • The fourth cup is the Cup of the Restoration - "I will acquire you as My people."

haggadah Section: Introduction