Jesus in the Old Testament - Part 5 - The ark
SERMON TOPIC: Jesus in the Old Testament - Part 5 - The ark
Speaker: Gavin Paynter
Date: 4 September 2016
Topic Groups: THE ARK, SALVATION, TYPOLOGY
Sermon synopsis: It’s apparent that the ark is a type of Jesus. The ark was a shelter and refuge from the storm.
Col 3:3 … your life is now hidden with Christ in God.
Just as the ark was God’s chosen method for saving the ancient world from judgement, so Jesus is God’s means of saving us from the coming judgement.
John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
God had instructed Noah “make rooms in it and coat it with pitch inside and out” (6:14).
The pitch is a picture of the atonement. Like the pitch covered the ark, Jesus’ blood covers our sin. The word translated ‘coat’ is the Hebrew ‘kaphar’ (Strong’s 3722) can mean “cover over” (figurative). It is elsewhere translated appease, make atonement, pacified, forgiven or reconcile.
The word translated ‘pitch’ is the Hebrew ‘kopher’ (Strong’s 3724) can mean “the price of a life”. It is elsewhere translated ransom or satisfaction.