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LESSON 3: CHRIST, COUNTED WORTHY OF MORE GLORY THAN MOSES

TORCHBEARERS MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
BIBLE STUDY OUTLINE
BY APOSTLE JOSEPH MINTAH


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CENTRAL TEXT: HEBREWS 3:1-6
INTRODUCTION
The author of the book of Hebrews has finally come to the most difficult part of his book. From the beginning, he proved the superiority of Christ over the Angels, the High priest and Adam. Now he is going to prove that Christ is even greater than the most respected leader of the Jews, the father of Judaism, Moses, the man of God. But as we will see, he wastes no time at all proving that Christ was deserving of more glory than Moses. The argument is simple. Moses was but a servant who was faithful in the house, Christ is the Son of the House who ultimately inherited the house.
MAIN LESSON:
A)    WHY CHRIST DESERVES MORE HONOUR THAN MOSES
       I.            Moses was a servant, Christ is the Son.
·         The servant is not permanent, but the son is. Compare and contrast the rights of a son and that of a servant (John 8:35).
·         Moses served faithfully in the house God was building. But Christ inherited the building. Therefore, Christ is superior to Moses.
·         Moses, even though was faithful, sinned. But Jesus never sinned (Heb 1:9, Heb 4:15, Ps 106:33).
    II.            Moses vrs Christ
Moses was a servant so all his glory was fading and temporary. But because the Son abides forever, His glory was permanent. Let us go to 2 Cor 3:7-4:6 and compare the ministries of Moses and Christ.
                          MOSES                                                              JESUS
The Law
Grace and Truth (John 1:17)
Ministry of death
Ministry of life
Engraved on stones
Engraved on our hearts (Heb 8:10)
Fading glory (2 Cor 3:12-13)
Abiding glory (Heb 1:3)
Ministry of condemnation
Ministry of righteousness
Letter (2 Cor 3:6)
Spirit (2 Cor 3:6)
The face of Moses (2 Cor 3: 13)
The Face of Jesus (2 Cor 4:6)
 III.            Moses’ ministry was a shadow of Christ ministry
a)      Passover was a shadow of Christ the Lamb of God (Ex 12:1-13, John 1:29, 1Cor 5:7).
b)     Feast of first fruit was a shadow of Christ’s resurrection (Lev 23:9-9-11, 1Cor 15:23).
c)      The Tabernacle was a shadow of Christ body.
d)     The lifting up of the bronze serpent represented Christ’s death (John 3:14-15).
 IV.            Moses himself testified of Christ that all should listen to Him (Deut 18:17-19, Acts7:37)
    V.            Moses himself wanted to see the glory of God (Ex 33:18). Christ is the embodiment of the Glory. Therefore, on the mount of transfiguration, Moses finally had a chance to see the Glory.
Conclusion
Moses was a servant in the house which belonged to Jesus. Therefore, even though Moses was faithful to the extent that in heaven they still sing his song (Rev 15:3), he cannot be compared to Christ. This further proves that the new Covenant (Christianity) which was brought by Jesus is superior to the Old Covenant which was brought by Moses.
Memory Verse
John 1:17: For the Law was given through Moses, but grace and truth came through Jesus Christ (NKJV)

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