Sermons on Prophet

Sermons on Prophet

Revelation 1:9-20

In Revelation 1:9-20 John hears a voice and is confronted with the glory of the speaker. Why heed the revelation found in this book? Because the one who gives it is incomprehensibly glorious. He is the radiantly pure high priest by whom we approach God. He is the judge of all the earth whose eyes are like flames of fire and from whose mouth comes a sharp two edged sword. His appearance is like the sun shining in all its…

Revelation 1:1-3

The book of Revelation opens with John telling us that he has received a revelation from Jesus. Though the book of Revelation appears to be a closed book of great obscurity to many, its name tells us that its basic purpose is to reveal. The message is meant to be understood, and those who understand it are blessed.

Isaiah 61:1-3

In Isaiah 61:1-3, Isaiah returns to prophesying of the Lord Jesus Christ. Here he is described as a prophet who proclaims good news to the poor. Christ declares himself to be the fulfillment in Luke 4 where he reads this passage from Isaiah and declares it fulfilled in the hearing of the people.

Isaiah 59:15-21

God looks and sees that there is no one righteous, no one to deliver His people, and so He Himself acts as deliverer, putting on the armor of God. He sends a Savior to Zion who banishes ungodliness from her by the Word and Spirit. Ultimately, the prophets see only the work of the Messiah as the true hope for the people of God in their sin.

Acts 2:1-41

As a prophet Christ reveals to us by his Word and Spirit the will of God for our salvation. This he does today, as the greatest of all prophets, by pouring out the Spirit upon his people and by calling men to preach the Word.

Romans 3:21-26

How does Christ’s death relate to Christ’s work as a prophet? Christ’s death reveals who God is. In Romans 3:21-26 Paul speaks about the way in which Christ’s death shows God to be both just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Christ. Christ’s death shows forth the righteousness of God. The cross does not only reveal these things about God but is the perfect revelation of God. All of God’s attributes are revealed in the death…

Hebrews 3:1-6

In Hebrews 3:1-6, the author compares Christ to Moses. Moses was the greatest OT prophet and was “faithful in all God’s house” (Num 12:7). Having shown that Christ truly became a man, lowering himself below the angels, the author now shows that he is greater than the greatest of men, Moses. Whereas Moses is faithful in God’s house as the servant of God. Christ is faithful over God’s house as the Son of God. Moses was in the house. Christ…

Hebrews 1:1-4 (Part 1)

In Hebrews 1:1-4 the author contrasts God’s former way of speaking with the perfect and complete revelation found in Christ in these last days. Whereas God’s former speech was done in many parts over time and in various ways, the fullness and culmination of everything God has spoken is manifested in His Son, who is infinitely glorious. The question is, if Christ is this glorious, if he is the fullness of God’s revelation to man, do you obey him?

Matthew 9:27-31

In Matthew 9:27-31 Christ gives sight to two blind men. This healing is done in private for these two who believe in him. Christ’s giving sight to the blind shows that he is God, who alone has such power, and that he is bringing in the last age. His ability to give sight to the blind shows that he is able to grant faith sovereignly to whomever he wills. The blind men can see with the eyes of faith, but…

Deuteronomy 32:48-52; 34:1-12

In Deuteronomy 34 the greatest OT prophet dies. There would not be another prophet like Moses until the Lord Jesus Christ. Moses, however, in his death, as great as he was, shows that he was unable to bring the people of God into the promised land because of his sin. The prophet like Moses, but who far surpasses him, is able to bring all of God’s people into the land.

Deuteronomy 18:9-22, Part 2

In Deuteronomy 18:9-22 Moses speaks of a “prophet like Moses”, like himself, whom God will raise up.  This prophet, who is the Lord Jesus Christ (see part 1), is the one who perfectly reveals God, identifies with his people, works great wonders among them, and saves them from their sins.  In all of these things, Christ is not only like Moses but actually far surpasses him.

Deuteronomy 18:9-22, Part 1

In Deuteronomy 18:9-22 God promises to raise up a “prophet like Moses” for the people of God, but Deuteronomy 34:10-12 indicates that this had not happened (written sometime after Moses’ death).  Ultimately, though all prophets resemble Moses in some way, none are like him.  Who is the prophet like Moses?  Who fulfills the prophecy of Deuteronomy 18:9-22?  The Lord Jesus Christ.