Scripture Reading: John 1:14-17
A. The list of similarities between Moses and Jesus seems endless.
B. There are nevertheless also some important contrasts to consider.
I. Despite Jewish concerns, Jesus is greater than Moses in prestige.
A. The Jews had concerns about His origins (John 9:28-29; cf. 6:38).
B. The Jews had concerns about His education (John 7: 15-16; cf. Acts 7:22).
C. The Jews had concerns about His reign (Hebrews 3:2-6; John 8:33-36).
D. The Jews had concerns about His authority (Matthew 21:23; cf. John 5:45-47; Deuteronomy 18:18-20).
II. Jesus is greater than Moses in purity.
A. One was a murderer (Exodus 2:12), the other the Savior (Luke 7:14-15; 8:54-55; John 1:17).
B. One was worthy of death (Exodus 4:24-26; Numbers 20:12); the other was without sin (Hebrews 4:15).
III. Jesus is greater than Moses in power.
A. Jesus is better equipped to save us (John 3:14-15).
B. Jesus is better equipped to sustain us (6:32-35, 49-51).
A. Both Moses (Acts 7:35) and Jesus (Isaiah 53:3) were rejected.
B. Those who refused Moses perished (Hebrews 10:28), and the fate of those who reject Jesus will necessarily be even greater (v. 29).
C. Will you reject Him, or will you choose to obey His voice?