The last request of Jesus before He died was that we keep the Lord's Supper in remembrance of Him. II. The reason He asked us to observe the Lord's Supper is because He wanted us to remember Him. He knew how apt selfish people would be to forget Him and his great sacrifice for us. He knew that people would focus on other things about him rather than on his shed blood, his broken body, and his death. The Lord's Supper is designed to draw us away from our selfish tendency to make Jesus our genie in a bottle, or our guardian angel, or our good luck charm, instead of the One who died for our sins.
Theme: Having been Given the Promised Land, through Sacramental Purity, The Commander of the Lord's Army Comes to Lead Israel into the Promised Land.
I. God Calls Joshua to Circumcise the New Generation of Israelites who Had Not been Circumcised in the wilderness – vv. 1-9
A. The Canaanites Terrified Because of Israel Crossing the Jordan – v. 1
B. Joshua Called to Apply the Covenant Membership Sacrament – vv. 2-3
C. Those Born In the Wilderness Had Not Received the Sign of Covenant Membership – vv. 4-5
D. God Rolls Away the Reproach of Egypt from Israel – vv. 6-9
II. Having Been Initiated into the Covenant, Israel Celebrates the Feast of the Passover – vv. 10-12
A. Israel Celebrates the Passover in the Promised Land – v. 10
B. After Israel Eats the Produce of the Promised Land, the Manna Stopped – vv. 11-12
III. The Commander of the Lord's Army Comes to Lead Israel Into the Promised Land – vv. 13-15
A. Joshua Asks if God's Representative is on Israel's Side – v. 13
B. The Commander of the Lord's Army Doesn't Choose Israel's Side; Israel Must Choose the Lord's Side – v. 14
C. The Commander of the Lord's Army Commands Joshua's Reverence – v. 15
SBA Elementary Program - Memorization - Year 1 - Week 9
Note: Scripture references are usually from the English Standard Version (ESV), the New American Standard Bible (NASB-95), the New King James Version (NKJV), or the speaker's own translation. Help on the Language section came from Tammy Peters and Daniel Coupland, "Well-Ordered Language: The Curious Student's Guide to Grammar," Level 4A (Camp Hill, PA: Classical Academic Press, 2018). Used with gratitude for their excellent work!
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• Hebrew: we'elleh shemoth, "These are the names" or yetsi' at mitsrayim, "the departure from Egypt."
• Greek: exodus Aigyptou, "exodus from Egypt," or simply exodus.
-Israel in Egypt (1:1–13:16)
-Israel in the wilderness (13:17–18:27)
-Israel at Mount Sinai (19:1–40:38)
-The Lord liberating his people (chaps. 1–18)
-The Lord giving his laws to his people (chaps. 19–24)
-The Lord living among his people in the tabernacle (chaps. 25–40)
THE STORY OF THE LORD LIBERATING HIS PEOPLE (CHS. 1–18)
THE STORY OF THE LORD GIVING HIS LAWS TO HIS PEOPLE (CHS. 19–24)
THE STORY OF THE LORD LIVING WITH HIS PEOPLE (CHS. 25–40)
As the Israelites had to not just pray, but actually leave Egypt and continually follow Moses together; so we today must not just pray the sinner's prayer, but must actually leave our sins and continually follow Jesus together.
1 Corinthians 5:7-8
"Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth."
Sermon Title: Betrayal and True Leadership
Theme: The greedy and boastful betray the Lord, while the humble lead by serving His people.
Judas's greed & love of money lead him to betray Christ and receive judgment. (21-23)
Christ teaches that true leadership is humble service that endures trials. (24-30)
Christ warns that boastful Peter will deny Him, but promises to bring Peter back to faithful service. (31-34)
God Comes to Man_04PT3 John 1:29-34The ministry of John was that of a forerunner. He came on the scene, prophesying that One would come who would baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire. This would be the One who would be so great that John would not be worthy even to loosen His sandal. As our passage opens, John sees Jesus coming. From where is He coming?I want to suggest that He had been in the wilderness. It had been 40 days since John had baptized Jesus. Since that time, Jesus had been in the wilderness, being tempted by the devil. Jesus was the fulfillment of all of the sacrifices of the Old Testament. He was the true Lamb of God. His death was able to put an end to sin in a way.
What can we learn from the Law? Some say that it doesn't apply to us anymore, but it's in Scripture for a reason. We consider it as we continue our trek through the Old Testament, finishing out the Torah in this session.
Luke 22:8-20 – Betrayal, Passover, Exodus, Communion – Sermon Outline
Intro: The faithful are always persecuted by the compromised and wicked. Christ is the ultimate example.
Need: Be faithful, despite hardship and hostility, and the wicked plotting, seeing we have communion with God through the blood of Christ in heaven above, victorious over all the wiles of the devil.
Theme: Christ our Passover brings us into heavenly communion In His kingdom.
The Passover in the upper room reveals the vertical Exodus from earth to heaven for God's people in Christ.
A Glimpse of the Beatific Vision in the Old Testament/Moses and in Luke/Mt. of Transfiguration.
When God brought the Israelites out of Egypt, he didn't lead them by the shortest route to reach Canaan. Instead, he led them through the wilderness by a pillar of cloud and fire. This seems rather odd and unnecessary, so why did it happen this way? Perhaps it a test by God, or maybe a time of trust for the Israelites, or it could be that this was meant to set up the scene for a final judgement on Pharoah's unrepentant heart. Additionally, they brought Joseph's bones out of Egypt when they left. Why?
Joseph was sold for pieces of silver, another type of Jesus found in his life story as we see that Jesus was sold for pieces of silver and the Prophet Zechariah foretold the exact amount. The Bible is like no other and tells us about a Saviour like no other!
Also Reference: Matthew 26:15, Zechariah 11:12, Hebrews 10:7, John 5:30