On Sunday July 6th we will begin our summer series, “The Gospel According To Moses.” This will be a six part series focusing on 6 major, and rather large narratives in the book of Exodus.
As the lead teaching pastor I am absolutely convinced and committed to getting to the hero of every narrative and every storyline. His name is Jesus! Gospel-Centered preaching or Christ-Centered preaching is not something new but something lost. Jesus himself, while walking on the road to Emmaus, comes alongside two men who were discussing the events leading up to Jesus’s crucifixion and resurrection. And Luke tells us that Jesus said to them “O foolish ones, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken! Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?” And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself. (Luke 24:25-27).
Sinclair Ferguson wrote a book called Preaching Christ in the Old Testament, and this is what he said, “Not only do most ministers not preach Christ in the Old Testament, they don’t preach Christ from the New Testament. The preacher has looked into the text, even in the New Testament, to find himself and the congregation…not to find Christ. You can do this even in the New Testament, in the Gospels. The sermon, therefore, is consequently about the people in the Gospels and not the Christ in that Gospel. The more fundamental issue is this question: What is the Bible really about? Is the Bible basically about me and what I must do or is it about Jesus and what He has done?”
We hope and pray that as we look at the life and story of Moses we will see that Jesus is the true and better Moses, who did not give the law but fulfilled it, who stood as the ultimate mediator between the people and the Lord and intercedes the new covenant. “Jesus is the true and better rock of Moses who was struck with the rod of God’s justice” and now gives us true and living water that wells up to eternal life.
Join us this summer as we worship the true, better, and ultimate deliverer!