This past Sunday, Dr. Glen Knabe joined us at Chenal as our guest speaker. Glen brought a wonderful message titled, “Jesus Changes Everything.” In this lesson, Glen connected the establishment of Passover in Exodus 19 to Pentecost in Acts 2.
Throughout his lesson, Glen noted multiple similarities between the two sections of Scripture. For example, in Exodus 19:16-19, God descends in fire, there are loud sounds and Mount Sinai trembles. Moving ahead to Acts 2:1-4, one sees God descending in fire again, there is loud noise, and blowing wind. The similarities between the passages do not stop with just one. There are connections between Exodus 20:1-17 and Acts 2:37-38, Exodus 19:3-6 and Acts 2:39, and finally Exodus 19:5-6 and 1 Peter 2:9 to list a few for study.
Towards the end of his lesson, Glen drew special attention to another Exodus passage, Exodus 32:1,21-28. In this passage, one reads about sin and the punishment of that sin being death. But something changes in Acts 2. Although similar in numerical stature, there are 3,000 people who are saved in Acts 2. So the question that Glen led us to was “What is the difference between the two passages?” The difference is Jesus. As Glen wonderfully articulated on Sunday, Jesus changes everything. And although the wages of sin is death, we are offered the gift of eternal life in Jesus Christ. (Romans 6:23)
If you haven’t yet, be sure to listen to Glen’s sermon, “Jesus Changes Everything,” by clicking the Youtube link in this section!