This sermon is part of an expositional sermon series working through the book of Judges. The book of Judges confronts us with the seemingly unbreakable cycle of human rebellion. Like Israel, we too “do right in our own sight” (a repeated theme throughout the book). Our desperate need then is for a righteous deliverer and king: Jesus Messiah.
An Insufficient Conquest: Prelude to Apostasy (Judges 1:1-2:5) CrossWay Community Church February 6th, 2022
On Sunday, January 24th, 2016, I began a Core Seminar on Redemptive History & Biblical Theology at my church, Lake Drive Baptist Church. During the course of this series I’ll be sending out emails recapping lessons and directing recipients to resources for further study.
Rather than just share these recaps with my church family, I’ve decided to share them here on the blog for anyone else who might be interested. I will be posting them occasionally over the next couple of months on a weekly basis or so.
This week was surveyed the role of the Gospel–or, the mission of Jesus–in redemptive history.
Overview of Biblical material
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John – The life and saving work of Jesus.
God becomes a human—Jesus of Nazareth.
He works great miracles.
He teaches great things.
He is eventually killed by the Jews and Romans.
But three days later he rises from the dead.
Role within redemptive history
We can summary the central role of the Gospel in redemptive history as follows: God becomes a human being—Jesus—and initially but decisively brings about God’s new-creational kingdom. He does this centrally through his death and resurrection.
As always, we will break this down into in various parts for closer examination.
God becomes a human: the incarnation’s relationship to the Gospel
First, we want to consider the incarnation’s (lit. “infleshing,” i.e., the event God becoming a human) relationship to the Gospel and its fulfillment of this new-creational kingdom.