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The New Covenant

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The New Covenant

Jeremiah 31:31–34 ESV
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord. For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”

Opening Prayer

God promises a new covenant which means a New Relationship.

Jeremiah 31:31–32 ESV
“Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and the house of Judah, not like the covenant that I made with their fathers on the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, my covenant that they broke, though I was their husband, declares the Lord.
Jeremiah is written during a time a national mourning.
This promise is foundational to a couple of reasons
The days are coming… they have a promise of a future with God
New Covenant - covenant was the basis of their relationship with God.
Not like the old one - clearly they were unable to keep the terms of the original covenant

God’s people will have personal knowledge of the law.

Jeremiah 31:33 ESV
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts. And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.
Original covenant was written on stones and people were asked to internalize it.
New Covenant would be written “within them”.
God’s law (right and wrong) will be internalized from the start.
This is not justification for each person “finding their own truth.
We still base what we know on God’s written word.
Deeper personal understanding.
Inner ability to find and know the truth
This knowledge of the truth enables us to
personally obey God’s righteous law
personally enjoy His blessings.
“I will be their God and they will be my people”
Understood with a element of finality.

God’s people will have personal knowledge of God.

Jeremiah 31:34 ESV
And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
Faithful minority was the gateway for the majority.
Everything was done through the priesthood.
atonement for sin was done through the High Priest.
In the New Covenant = we still come together and sit under a pastor or teacher
But this is NOT THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW GOD OR HIS TRUTH.
“Rediscover the biblical meaning of authentic discipleship.”

This promise was fulfilled though Jesus

Hebrews 10:11–18 ESV
And every priest stands daily at his service, offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when Christ had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, he sat down at the right hand of God, waiting from that time until his enemies should be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has perfected for all time those who are being sanctified. And the Holy Spirit also bears witness to us; for after saying, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, declares the Lord: I will put my laws on their hearts, and write them on their minds,” then he adds, “I will remember their sins and their lawless deeds no more.” Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.
Final sacrifice
“I will be their God and they will be my people.”
There is now a finality in our relationship to God.
We can still damage the relationship (by sin) but we cannot sever it.
Jesus IS the final sacrifice for sin.
The Holy Spirit
We have this personal knowledge of sin
Personal knowledge = personal accountability
Forgiveness of Sins

Closing Prayer

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