The Better Exodus with the Better Moses (Part 4)
Primary Truth Taught- Jesus’ ministry parallels Moses’ ministry proving that He is the Messiah/Prophet who was to come into the world.
Deuteronomy 18:15–19 (ESV)
15 “The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your brothers—it is to him you shall listen— 16 just as you desired of the Lord your God at Horeb on the day of the assembly, when you said, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God or see this great fire any more, lest I die.’ 17 And the Lord said to me, ‘They are right in what they have spoken. 18 I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers. And I will put my words in his mouth, and he shall speak to them all that I command him. 19 And whoever will not listen to my words that he shall speak in my name, I myself will require it of him.
We are back at it again. We’ll see today the crowd that followed Jesus across the Sea of Galilee. Remember why they followed Him? They are following Jesus not because they want Him and see Jesus as their treasure but because they see Jesus as useful. They want more stuff and more food not more Jesus.
John 6:26 (ESV)
26 Jesus answered them, “Truly, truly, I say to you, you are seeking me, not because you saw signs, but because you ate your fill of the loaves.
I want us to consider the truth of this passage today. There is an old saying that seeing is believing. However, that old saying is not true. Seeing is not believing. In fact, the very opposite is true, believing is seeing.