He Was Transfigured Before Them | Mark 9:2-13

And he said to them, “Truly, I say to you, there are some standing here who will not taste death until they see the kingdom of God after it has come with power.” And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. …

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The Son of Man Must Suffer | Mark 8:31-9:1

And he began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes and be killed, and after three days rise again. And he said this plainly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. But turning and …

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Wrestling with God

Jacob & Esau | Genesis 25

This sermon was preached in 2016. In this text, we read the beginning of God’s plan for Jacob. Before Jacob is born, God chooses him to usurp his older brother, Esau, as the inheritor of God’s covenantal blessing from his father, Isaac. The chapter ends with Jacob’s first step in securing the inheritance of the …

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Thus the LORD Saved Israel | Exodus 14:15-31

In a sea of memorable moments, we finally come to what is likely the most well-known moment of the book of Exodus, if not all of Scripture. More than Moses' meeting with God through the burning bush, more than his infant ride down the Nile, more than any of the plagues, more than Pharaoh's stubborn …

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The LORD Will Fight for You | Exodus 13:17-14:14

After five sermons upon the Passover night and its deep significance to Israel going forward, the narrative of Exodus now follows the Israelites as they make their way out of Egypt. Here the stubborn, hard-heartedness of Pharaoh will cause the king to chase after his runaway slaves. Though triumphant for a moment, the Israelites will …

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The Consecration of the Firstborn | Exodus 13:1-2, 11-16

Last week, we skipped over verses 1-2 because they go along with verses 10-16 in describing the consecration of Israel’s firstborn. As you will no doubt notice, our present text has many similarities with our previous one. The LORD specifically inaugurated the annual Passover meal and Feast of Unleavened Bread so that the Israelites would …

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Passover & the New Covenant

This Good Friday sermon was originally preached in 2019. Now as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and after blessing it broke it and gave it to the disciples, and said, “Take, eat; this is my body.” And he took a cup, and when he had given thanks he gave it to them, saying, “Drink …

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The Feast of Unleavened Bread | Exodus 12:43-51, 13:3-10

After finally recounting the events of the tenth plague and the exodus, it may seem odd that we again find ourselves reading about the sacrifices and feasts that Israel would be required to keep. However, as we said of Moses and Aaron's genealogy in chapter 6, the authorial intent behind writing Exodus was not to …

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Thrust Out of Egypt | Exodus 12:29-42

Here at last, after all the prophesies and predictions given, we now have before us the account of two of the most significant events in both the book of Exodus as well as the Bible as a whole: the tenth plague and the exodus. Although it may seem strange that these things that have had …

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The Passover | Exodus 12:1-28

After warning Pharaoh of the tenth and final plague, the death of the firstborn, Moses took his leave from the king of Egypt once for all. Although Pharaoh still would not listen, the LORD Himself was coming down into Egypt at midnight and Israel would soon be driven out of the land; therefore, Moses needed …

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