Andrew Fountain - The Exodus theme through the Bible

  • Seeing this theme throught the Bible will help us to take encouragement from some very powerful words from God in the Old Testament.
  • We now see how they speak into our lives.


Sermon Outline - The Exodus theme through the Bible


  1. To make some hugely important connections between the O.T. and the New
  2. which are not only exciting, but also very encouraging & comforting

The Exodus theme through the Bible

  1. How the O.T. points to the New
  2. 14 points of connection between the Exodus & Our Salvation
  3. Reading some beautiful O.T. verses we now know apply to us

1. How the O.T. points to the New

Isaiah 11

  1. He will lift a signal flag for the nations;
    he will gather Israel’s dispersed people
    and assemble Judah’s scattered people
    from the four corners of the earth.
  2. Ephraim’s jealousy will end,
    and Judah’s hostility will be eliminated.
    Ephraim will no longer be jealous of Judah,
    and Judah will no longer be hostile toward Ephraim.

Isaiah 11 cont’d

  1. The LORD will divide the gulf of the Egyptian Sea;
    he will wave his hand over the Euphrates River and send a strong wind,
    he will turn it into seven dried-up streams,
    and enable them to walk across in their sandals.
  2. There will be a highway leading out of Assyria
    for the remnant of his people,
    just as there was for Israel,
    when they went up from the land of Egypt.

Jeremiah 31

  1. For thus says the LORD: “Sing aloud with gladness…
  2. Behold, I will bring them from the north country and gather them from the farthest parts of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the pregnant woman and she who is in labor, together; a great company, they shall return here.
  3. With weeping they shall come, and with pleas for mercy I will lead them back, I will make them walk by brooks of water, in a straight path in which they shall not stumble…

Jeremiah 31

  1. For the LORD has ransomed Jacob and has redeemed him from hands too strong for him.
  2. They shall come and sing aloud on the height of Zion, and they shall be radiant over the goodness of the LORD, over the grain, the wine, and the oil, and over the young of the flock and the herd; their life shall be like a watered garden, and they shall languish no more.
  3. Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.

2. 14 points of connection between the Exodus & Our Salvation

The Exodus and Salvation

  1. Slaves under a Satan figure
  2. Rom 6:17 But thanks be to God that though you were slaves to sin, you obeyed from the heart that pattern of teaching you were entrusted to
  3. Eph 2:1–2 And although you were dead in your transgressions and sins,
    in which you formerly lived according to this world’s present path,
    according to the ruler of the kingdom of the air,
    the ruler of the spirit that is now energizing the sons of disobedience

Judean Wilderness

Judean Wilderness

The Exodus and Salvation

  1. Faced annihilation
  2. Saved by the blood of a lamb which died instead
    • Joh 1:29 John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!
  3. A regular feast will remember this
    1Co 11:25 In the same way, he also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, every time you drink it, in remembrance of me.”



The Exodus and Salvation

  1. Image of baptism in Red Sea
  2. 1 Corinthians 10
    1. For I do not want you to be unaware, brothers and sisters, that our fathers were all under the cloud and all passed through the sea,
    2. and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea,
    3. and all ate the same spiritual food,
    4. and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they were all drinking from the spiritual rock that followed them, and the rock was Christ.

6. Led by God

  • Pillars of cloud / fire

7. A Covenant made: Jer 31:31–33

  1. “Behold, a time is coming,” says the LORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah.
  2. It will not be like the old covenant that I made with their ancestors when I delivered them from Egypt. For they violated that covenant, even though I was like a faithful husband to them,” says the LORD.
  3. “But I will make a new covenant with the whole nation of Israel after I plant them back in the land,” says the LORD. “I will put my law within them and write it on their hearts and minds. I will be their God and they will be my people.

The Exodus and Salvation

  1. Experience of rest
  2. Fed from heaven John 6
  3. Our ancestors ate the manna in the wilderness, just as it is written, ‘He gave them bread from heaven to eat.’ ”
  4. Then Jesus told them, “I tell you the solemn truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but my Father is giving you the true bread from heaven.

The Exodus and Salvation

  1. Travelling through the wilderness on the way to the promised land
  2. God is dwelling in their midst
  3. A holy (dedicated) people
  4. Attacks of Satan the serpent on the way
  5. Wilderness ends, crossing the river into a new life

3. Reading some beautiful O.T. verses we now know apply to us

Isaiah 40–43

  1. “Comfort, comfort my people,”
    says your God.
  2. “Speak kindly to Jerusalem, and tell her
    that her time of warfare is over,
  3. A voice cries out,
    “In the wilderness clear a way for the LORD;
    construct in the desert a road for our God.
  4. Every valley must be elevated,
    and every mountain and hill leveled.
    The rough terrain will become a level plain,
    the rugged landscape a wide valley.
  5. The splendor of the LORD will be revealed,
    and all people will see it at the same time.
    For the LORD has decreed it.”
  6. Like a shepherd he tends his flock;
    he gathers up the lambs with his arm;
    he carries them close to his heart;
    he leads the ewes along.
  7. Do you not know?
    Have you not heard?
    The LORD is an eternal God,
    the creator of the whole earth.
    He does not get tired or weary;
    there is no limit to his wisdom.
  8. He gives strength to those who are tired;
    to the ones who lack power, he gives renewed energy.
  9. Even youths get tired and weary;
    even strong young men clumsily stumble.
  10. But those who wait for the LORD’s help find renewed strength;
    they rise up as if they had eagles’ wings,
    they run without growing weary,
    they walk without getting tired.

Isaiah 41

  1. When the poor and needy seek water, and there is none, and their tongue is parched with thirst, I the LORD will answer them; I the God of Israel will not forsake them.
  2. I will open rivers on the bare heights, and fountains in the midst of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water.
  3. I will put in the wilderness the cedar, the acacia, the myrtle, and the olive. I will set in the desert the cypress, the plane and the pine together,

Isaiah 42

  1. Behold my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen, in whom my soul delights; I have put my Spirit upon him; he will bring forth justice to the nations.
  2. He will not cry aloud or lift up his voice, or make it heard in the street;
  3. a bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.
  4. He will not grow faint or be discouraged till he has established justice in the earth; and the coastlands wait for his law.
  5. Thus says God, the LORD, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and what comes from it, who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it:
  6. “I am the LORD; I have called you in righteousness; I will take you by the hand and keep you; I will give you as a covenant for the people, a light for the nations,
  7. to open the eyes that are blind, to bring out the prisoners from the dungeon, from the prison those who sit in darkness.
  8. Sing to the LORD a new song, his praise from the end of the earth, you who go down to the sea, and all that fills it, the coastlands and their inhabitants.

Isaiah 43

  1. Thus says the LORD, who makes a way in the sea, a path in the mighty waters,
  2. who brings forth chariot and horse, army and warrior;…
  3. “Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.
  4. Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.
  5. the people whom I formed for myself that they might declare my praise.
  6. “I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins.

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Updated on 2021-03-07 by Andrew Fountain