Advent: A new Exodus

Rosskeen Free Church Sermons

Matthew 1:18-2:18

Key Verse: Matthew 2:14-15 So he got up, took the child and his mother during the night and left for Egypt, 15 where he stayed until the death of Herod. And so was fulfilled what the Lord had said through the prophet: ‘Out of Egypt I called my son.

(Sorry the mic was not switched on for the first few minutes. Introduction missed.)
Matthew in his laying out of the gospel shows the parallels between the people of Israel and the incarnate Son of God. Exodus from Egypt/Jesus comes out of EgyptRed Sea/Jesus Baptism Wander around desert for 40 years/fasting in desert 40 daysLaw given on mount Sinai/Jesus preached the sermon on mount, interpreting the true meaning of the law

Sermon Points:
A: Birth of a special son
“The God who thunders in creation, now cries in a manger”
B: Escape from a crazy king
YouTube video from Desiring God of John Piper reading of his Christmas poem “The Innkeeper”www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ykhJMSoElI
C: Escape to a new life with God
To know God, to be a slave of Jesus Christ is to be free

Series: 2014 Advent Season

Preacher: Rev Calum MacMillan
Preached: Evening Service, 21 December 2014

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