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March 7th: Exodus 14 & Matthew 16:13-28

Alastair Roberts

March 7th: Exodus 14 & Matthew 16:13-28

March 6, 2020
Alastair Roberts
Alastair Roberts

The Red Sea Crossing. Peter's confession.

Some passages referenced:

Exodus 9:16 (God gaining honour through Pharaoh and the Egyptians); Genesis 50:9 (chariots and horsemen accompanying the body of Jacob); Genesis 6:15 (the dimensions of the ark); Psalm 66:6 (Red Sea and Jordan crossing combined); Psalm 74:13-14 (defeat of the sea monster); Isaiah 63:10-14 (Moses the shepherd through the waters); Hebrews 13:20 (Christ the great shepherd like Moses in Isaiah 63).

Jeremiah 11:19 (Jeremiah like a lamb to the slaughter); John 1:42 (renamed Peter); Isaiah 51:1-2 (Abraham the rock); Matthew 3:9 (children for Abraham from the stones); Jeremiah 12:16; 18:9; 31:4; 33:7; 42:10 (building of a people); Jeremiah 1 (call of Jeremiah); Galatians 1:11-16, 2:7-9 (parallels between Paul’s unique redemptive historical calling and Peter’s and between them both and Jeremiah); 2 Samuel 7:4-16, 1 Chronicles 17:3-15 (Davidic covenant); Isaiah 22:22; Revelation 3:7 (the keys of the house of David); Matthew 18:18-20 (the church and binding and loosing); Matthew 23:13 (closing the kingdom through false teaching); 2 Samuel 19:21-22 (parallels between Peter and the ‘adversary’ Abishai); Isaiah 8:14 (stumbling stone); Matthew 4:10 (Satan’s temptation).

Reflections upon the readings from the ACNA Book of Common Prayer (http://bcp2019.anglicanchurch.net/).

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