Soli Deo Gloria

“Jesus Is True Israel” Matthew 2:15

Big Idea/Main Point: Jesus Christ is God’s faithful servant where Adam and Israel failed, and He’s saving weak sinners like us to serve Him in worship and proclaiming the gospel.

1. God’s Unfaithful Servant Adam & Israel (Rom. 5:12; Genesis 3; Isaiah 42:18-25)
2. God’s Faithful Servant Jesus Christ as the 2nd Adam & Israel (Matt. 2:15; Hosea 11:1; Exod. 4:22-23; Rom. 5:14; 1 Cor. 15:45)
3. God’s Weak but Spirit-Empowered Servant in the Church
– Believing ethnic Israel (the remnant) is true Israel by grace alone (Rom. 9:6; Cf. Acts 4:12)
– Believing Gentiles are ingrafted into Israel (Christ) together with ethnic believing Israel by grace alone (Rom. 11:17-24; Cf. Galatians 3; 4:26)
– We become God’s sons with full inheritance rights by adoption through God’s one and only Son, Jesus Christ (Rom. 8:15, 23; Gal. 4:5; Eph. 1:5).
– We serve God not because He needs our service (Acts 17:24-25), but because He has served us in Christ (Matt. 12:15-21; 20:28) and has liberated us from slavery to sin, death and Satan in Christ, “Let my son go that he may serve me.”