Moses, Jesus, And The Mediator Of The Scriptures

Below are notes to a sermon preached Sunday evening, April 24, 2005, at Gospel Light Baptist Church, Albany, Georgia. 


By Michael D. O’Neal
Pastor, Gospel Light Baptist Church
Albany, Georgia

Scripture Reading: Deut. 5:1-22

Text: Deut. 5:5

Deuteronomy 5:5 (I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,

Introduction: Tonight we are looking again for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the Old Testament. Jesus said this should be done:

John 5:39 Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.

This is the fifth book of Moses, and Jesus said:

John 5:46 For had ye believed Moses, ye would have believed me: for he wrote of me.

Notice that Moses said that he stood between the Lord and the people TO SHOW THEM THE WORD OF THE LORD. Moses brought God’s word to the people. This is another way in which he was a type, or prophetic picture, of Jesus, for our Lord is not only the mediator of salvation but also the mediator of the scriptures.

Hebrews 1:1-2 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spake in time past unto the fathers by the prophets, 2 Hath in these last days spoken unto us by his Son, whom he hath appointed heir of all things, by whom also he made the worlds;


John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.

Jesus is the mediator of the scriptures so much that He is called THE WORD.

A. A word expresses the mind
1. Out of the abundance of
the heart the mouth speaketh
2. Jesus is the expression of
the mind of God

B. A word explains a message
1. A message is best expressed
by God
2. Jesus is God’s message to


Matthew 5:17-18 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. 18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

A. He believed them
1. The Genesis account of
2. The Noahic flood
3. Jonah in the whale

B. He battled Satan with
them – Matt. 4


Luke 24:27 And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.

A. He taught with confidence
as one having authority

B. He taught with comparisons
1. Parables
2. Illustrations
3. Similitudes – “as … so”
“like … so” (Hos. 12:10)
4. Scripture with scripture


Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

A. He unlocks the scriptures

B. He unlocks the secrets of
the Bible

C. He unlocks the spirit and
sensibility of man


Luke 24:32 And they said one to another, Did not our heart burn within us, while he talked with us by the way, and while he opened to us the scriptures?

Their hearts BURNED …

Jesus enflames men with the word of God!

A. To salvation
1. Rom. 10:17; Heb. 4:12
2. Saul was “pricked” – Acts 9

B. To soul-winning
1. Acts 4:20
2. Jeremiah – couldn’t keep
his mouth shut
3. The Bible gives a bad case of
the “I-can’t-help-its” when
it comes to witnessing

C. To stand

D. To serve


Michael D. O’Neal (Proverbs 11:30), Pastor,
Gospel Light Baptist Church 
P.O. Box 3071 (237 Lockett Station Road),
Albany, GA 31706
(229) 432-0039 (church) / (229) 698-2127 (parsonage)
*Scriptures in my notes are from the Authorized Version 1611 -KJV- and are used by permission of the Author – Ephesians. 6:17*
“Come Alive In 2005”

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