The Prophet Like and Better than Moses
Rev. Mark Barz, pastor at Crown of Life Lutheran Church in San Antonio, TX, joins host Rev. Timothy Appel to study Deuteronomy 18:15-19.
The Old Testament texts for the season of Advent point us to the hope of Jesus as the fulfillment of all of God’s promises. As a new generation of the people of Israel prepared to enter into the Promised Land, Moses reminds them of all the wonderful things that the LORD has done for His people. The LORD promises that He will send from among the people of Israel a prophet like Moses. The prophets who follow Moses all bear similarities to his ministry as they faithfully speak the Word of God that He places into their mouths. Jesus is the fulfillment of this promise; He is the Prophet par excellence. In fact, Jesus is more than a prophet; He is the Word of God made flesh. He continues this work through the ministry of His Church as His Word is proclaimed to all nations still today.
“Advent with the Prophets” is a mini-series on Sharper Iron that goes through the Old Testament readings appointed for the season of Advent. This holy season of repentance focuses our attention on Christ’s coming. As we spend time hearing the words of the prophets, the saints who waited patiently in the years before Christ’s coming in the flesh at Christmas, we too are prepared to receive Christ now in His Word and Sacrament, even as we wait for Him to come again in glory.