Jesus, a New Moses
Ron Moss, January 19, 2003
A. Public Ministry
II. Giving the Law a New Vision - Matthew 5:
B. Prophecy of Isaiah 61
C. The Gospels, Matthew
D. Kingdom of God
A. Moses and the Mountain
III. The Birth of Jesus - Matthew 2:
B. Moses presents the Law in the first Five Books,
Lays the foundation of Judaism.
C. Jesus in Matthew reveals and raises the bar of the Law.
D. Moses and Jesus - Different roles, but linked;
Received and Revealed.
E. Jesus has the role of a New Moses; He is the Lawgiver, but more.
i. Jesus fills the role of the people, but draws nearer to God than any people
could have dared, before.
A. Birth of Jesus, birth of Moses - similar
IV. Fulfilling the Law? More than Moses:
B. Jesus stands in the tradition of Moses
C. Pharaoh and Herod - Moses and Jesus
D. The Book of Matthew places Jesus front and center
E. Moses to Egypt, Jesus to Israel
F. Liberation from slavery, sin
G. A Strange Start: "Out of Egypt have I called my Son" -- Matthew 2:15
A. Moses brought the Law to the Jews. What will the New Moses bring? - Matthew 5:17.
B. Fulfillment and affirmation
C. The Authority of Jesus: "But I Say to you..." --Matthew 5
D. No mouthpiece for Moses, or as Moses
E. Greater than Moses
A. Moses turned water (Nile River) into blood; Jesus turned water into wine.
B. Jesus taught on the mountain; Moses instructed on the mountain.
C. Pharaoh sought the life of Moses; Herod sought the life of Jesus.
D. Jesus escapes to Egypt; Moses escapes from Egypt.
E. Both Moses and Jesus are called from Egypt: Moses to lead his people from slavery, Jesus
to lead to salvation.
F. Moses relays the Law from a higher power; Jesus fulfills the law.
A. Jesus has a relationship, specific and unique to his people, the Jews, and to the Jewish Law.
B. A theme of similarity exists between Moses and Jesus.
C. Jesus represents a New Moses, but greater.
D. A King, after all!