Summary: To show that CHRIST is the Mediator of the New Covenant and CHRIST's death saved even those called out people in the Old Testament.
Are those called in the Old Testament really saved?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that CHRIST is the Mediator of the New Covenant and CHRIST's death saved even those called out people in the Old Testament.
Hebrews 9:15 (Amplified Bible)
9:15 [Christ, the Messiah] is therefore the Negotiator and Mediator of an [entirely] new agreement (testament, covenant), so that those who are called and offered it may receive the fulfilment of the promised everlasting inheritance—since a death has taken place which rescues and delivers and redeems them from the transgressions committed under the [old] first agreement.
Thank You very much LORD JESUS for You are the Mediator of the New Covenant and by Your death You saved both us and the Old testament called ones.
CHRIST Mediator of a new covenant
A. Date of writing: Before AD. 70
B. Style of writing: Best Greek style
C. Authorship: Not specific, but generally attributed to Apostle Paul. Can be also ascribed to Barnabas, Luke, Apollos
D. Audience: Hebrew Christians
E. Theme: Christ is superior to the prophets; Christ is superior to angelsÃ¢â‚¬â€J. Vernon McGee's Thru The Bible
F. Purpose: The chief doctrinal purpose of the writer was to show the transcendent glory of the Christian dispensation, as compared with that of the Old Testament.Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. CHRIST is the Mediator of the New Covenant
1. Those who are called and offered in the Old Covenant may receive the fulfilment of the promised everlasting inheritance
"[Christ, the Messiah] is therefore the Negotiator and Mediator of an [entirely] new agreement (testament, covenant), so that those who are called and offered it may receive the fulfilment of the promised everlasting inheritance"
Hebrews 7:22 (Amplified Bible)
7:22 In keeping with [the oath’s greater strength and force], Jesus has become the Guarantee of a better (stronger) agreement [a more excellent and more advantageous covenant].
Hebrews 8:6 (Amplified Bible)
8:6 But as it now is, He [Christ] has acquired a [priestly] ministry which is as much superior and more excellent [than the old] as the covenant (the agreement) of which He is the Mediator (the Arbiter, Agent) is superior and more excellent, [because] it is enacted and rests upon more important (sublimer, higher, and nobler) promises.
Hebrews 12:24 (Amplified Bible)
12:24 And to Jesus, the Mediator (Go-between, Agent) of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood which speaks [of mercy], a better and nobler and more gracious message than the blood of Abel [which cried out for vengeance].
1 Timothy 2:5 (Amplified Bible)
2:5 For there [is only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus,
The word mediator is "mesites" in Greek, meaning
1. "a go between"
2. one who intervenes between two, either in order to make or restore peace and friendship, or form a compact, or for ratifying a covenant
3. a medium of communication, arbitrator