Michael P. V. Barrett surveys Exodus, giving special attention to the theological message of this formative Old Testament book.
In doing so, he demonstrates that the real history of the exodus providentially serves as a paradigm of salvation.
Through the three main themes of misery, deliverance, and gratitude, Exodus reveals God’s power and faithfulness in keeping His covenant promise to deliver His people from the bondage of sin to the service of grace. Thus, it is pictorial prophecy of spiritual truths that find ultimate fulfillment in the person and work of Christ.
Reading The Gospel of Exodus will help you do more than learn key facts of the exodus. It will teach you why those facts matter and help you see the spiritual benefits God intends for us regarding our own need of grace.
“Dr. Barrett’s study of the gospel in Exodus is both thorough and lucid. He handles difficult issues with clarity and conviction. No stone is left unturned. This is a veritable feast of good things, and I cannot imagine preaching on Exodus without consulting these pages. Top shelf.”
— Derek W. H. Thomas, senior minister, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina; chancellor’s professor, Reformed Theological Seminary; teaching fellow, Ligonier Ministries
Table of Contents:
Part 1: The Facts of the Matter
Chapter 1: Exodus-A Paradigm of Salvation
Chapter 2: Exodus-Real History
Part 2: The Matter of the Facts
Chapter 3: Misery–The Need for Deliverance
Chapter 4: Deliverance: The Emancipator(s)
Excursus 1: Yahweh or Jehovah?
Chapter 5: Deliverance: The Reason
Chapter 6: Deliverance: The Means—Irresistible Power
Chapter 7: Deliverance: The Means—Substitutionary Sacrifice
Chapter 8: Deliverance: The Means—Faith
Chapter 9: Deliverance: The Emancipated
Excursus 2: The National Covenant
Chapter 10: Deliverance: The Destination
Chapter 11: Gratitude: The Principle
Chapter 12: Gratitude: The Decalogue—The Ethics of Thanks
Excursus 3: More Thoughts on the Sabbath
Chapter 13: Gratitude: The Book of the Covenant—The Extent of Ethics
Chapter 14: Gratitude: The Tabernacle—A Picture of Worship