Summary: To show that JESUS made a new covenant with us
Did JESUS made a new covenant with us?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that JESUS made a new covenant with us
Hebrews 8:8 (Amplified Bible)
8:8 However, He finds fault with them [showing its inadequacy] when He says, Behold, the days will come, says the Lord, when I will make and ratify a new covenant or agreement with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.
Thank You very much LORD JESUS for the New Covenant you have made with us, perfecting our relationship and our faith in time of Grace. Now we are complete and perfect in You.
Ratified 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 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. JESUS found fault with the old agreement
"However, He finds fault with them [showing its inadequacy]"
Jeremiah 31:31-34 (Amplified Bible)
31:31 Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah,
31:32 Not according to the covenant which I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, although I was their Husband, says the Lord.
31:33 But this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel: After those days, says the Lord, I will put My law within them, and on their hearts will I write it; and I will be their God, and they will be My people.
31:34 And they will no more teach each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, Know the Lord, for they will all know Me [recognize, understand, and be acquainted with Me], from the least of them to the greatest, says the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will [seriously] remember their sin no more.
Hebrews 10:16-17 (Amplified Bible)
10:16 This is the agreement (testament, covenant) that I will set up and conclude with them after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their hearts, and I will inscribe them on their minds (on their inmost thoughts and understanding),
10:17 He then goes on to say, And their sins and their lawbreaking I will remember no more.
JESUS found fault with old agreement or old covenant which is based on man's performance and not on GOD's finished work on the Cross.
B. JESUS have made or ratified a new covenant for us
"when He says, Behold, the days will come, says the Lord, when I will make and ratify a new covenant or agreement with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah."
Make or ratify came from the Greek word: "sunteleo" meaning: