Sermon Summary: "Simply Spectacular"

In Exodus 24:12-18, God’s glory comes down and rests on Mount Sinai as a cloud and as a devouring fire. God summons Moses up into the cloud; a gracious invitation that Moses and the people did not deserve. However, even as God’s appointed mediator, Moses spends six days preparing his heart for the imminent encounter. Through this meeting, God prepares his people for when he will come down to dwell with them; first, in the tabernacle (Ex. 40:34-38) and ultimately in Jesus Christ himself. Moses’ meeting on the mountain foreshadows Jesus’ transfiguration (Mark 9:2-8) and his “exodus” through the cross (Luke 9:31). Jesus Christ is the ultimate and permanent expression of God’s glory, which can only truly be seen in and through the cross.