For Lent this year, we will look at Matthew’s theme of the fulfillment of God’s promises to save and redeem in Jesus – he is the better Adam, the faithful Son of God and Man; the “greater prophet” who was to come after Moses; the promised redeemer; the faithful Israel.
Jesus leads his people to an exodus from slavery and death. He passes through the waters of baptism (as Israel passed through the sea) under the blessing of God. He enters into the wilderness to resist temptation and faithfully follow Yahweh.
In this series we’ll see the good news of Jesus’ fulfillment in contrast to our failures and need of a redeemer, just As Promised.