Moses was a prefigure of a coming Christ, whereas we proclaim He has come and will come again.
The story of redemption is God sending servants — His messengers — to feed, lead, and meet the greatest needs of those who trusted the messengers He sent. Prefigures of a coming Christ, like Noah, Joseph, and Moses — were sent before them to keep them alive. We are proclaimers not prefigures — witnesses that have been sent to testify He came to feed, lead, and meet the greatest needs. We bear witness to our Good Shepherd, Great Shepherd, and Chief Shepherd. Who, as our good shepherd, came for His sheep, who, as our great shepherd, is committed to His sheep, and who, as our chief, shepherd is coming for His sheep. For what? To feed, lead, and meet our every need.
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• God's promises and deliverance in Exodus and Acts. ◦ God's promises are always fulfilled, as seen in Exodus and the life of Jesus. ◦ God's promise to be with His people is reiterated throughout history, authenticating their message. • God's power and protection in the story of Moses. ◦ Pastor Nick praises God's power, citing how He altered the unchangeable biological makeup of a thing and healed leprosy. ◦ Pastor Nick highlights how God's work in the lives of the Israelites was often hidden from their perspective but revealed through divine intervention and protection. ◦ The Israelites' perspectives were gradually changed through God's work, Psalm 105, causing the Egyptians to mistreat and misuse them,