Summary: To show that JESUS is the Promise of the New Covenant and JESUS is the New Covenant for JESUS abided in GOD.
Are you an old dog that can't be taught new tricks?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that JESUS is the Promise of the New Covenant and JESUS is the New Covenant for JESUS abided in GOD.
Hebrews 8:9 (Amplified Bible)
8:9 It will not be like the covenant that I made with their forefathers on the day when I grasped them by the hand to help and relieve them and to lead them out from the land of Egypt, for they did not abide in My agreement with them, and so I withdrew My favor and disregarded them, says the Lord.
Thank You LORD JESUS for Your finished work on the Cross, now it's all based on Your Work and Obedience, and I reap all the blessings and forgiveness. No longer me, but it's You who lives in Me lives out Your Life in me. Thank You LORD JESUS You became a slave so that I can become a royal priesthood.
It's Not Like The Old 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 angels—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. Not like the old covenant made with their forefathers and Moses
"It will not be like the covenant that I made with their forefathers on the day when I grasped them by the hand to help and relieve them and to lead them out from the land of Egypt,"
Time of Moses blood was used to seal the agreement:
Hebrews 9:18-20 (Amplified Bible)
9:18 So even the [old] first covenant (God’s will) was not inaugurated and ratified and put in force without the shedding of blood.
9:19 For when every command of the Law had been read out by Moses to all the people, he took the blood of slain calves and goats, together with water and scarlet wool and with a bunch of hyssop, and sprinkled both the Book (the roll of the Law and covenant) itself and all the people,
9:20 Saying these words: This is the blood that seals and ratifies the agreement (the testament, the covenant) which God commanded [me to deliver to] you.
GOD's Promises to CHRIST:
Galatians 3:15-19 (Amplified Bible)
3:15 To speak in terms of human relations, brethren, [if] even a man makes a last will and testament (a merely human covenant), no one sets it aside or makes it void or adds to it when once it has been drawn up and signed (ratified, confirmed).
3:16 Now the promises (covenants, agreements) were decreed and made to Abraham and his Seed (his Offspring, his Heir). He [God] does not say, And to seeds (descendants, heirs), as if referring to many persons, but, And to your Seed (your Descendant, your Heir), obviously referring to one individual, Who is [none other than] Christ (the Messiah).