Summary: To show that JESUS is the Second Covenant, the New Covenant.
Who is the Second Covenant?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that JESUS is the Second Covenant, the New Covenant.
Hebrews 8:7 (Amplified Bible)
8:7 For if that first covenant had been without defect, there would have been no room for another one or an attempt to institute another one.
Thank You FATHER GOD for bringing me the LORD JESUS CHRIST who is Faultless and Perfect, who is also the Second Covenant that blessed and forgiven us.
Second Covenant Is Faultless
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. The first covenant has a defect, or fault
"For if that first covenant had been without defect,"
Hebrews 7:11 (Amplified Bible)
7:11 Now if perfection (a perfect fellowship between God and the worshiper) had been attainable by the Levitical priesthood—for under it the people were given the Law—why was it further necessary that there should arise another and different kind of Priest, one after the order of Melchizedek, rather than one appointed after the order and rank of Aaron?
Hebrews 7:18-19 (Amplified Bible)
7:18 So a previous physical regulation and command is cancelled because of its weakness and ineffectiveness and uselessness—
7:19 For the Law never made anything perfect—but instead a better hope is introduced through which we [now] come close to God.
The Old Testament or the Old Covenant has a defect, comparing it to the New Testament or New Covenant which is faultless came from the Greek word:"amemptos" meaning "blameless, deserving no censure, free from fault or defect".
B. The fault of the first covenant gave way to another second covenant
"there would have been no room for another one or an attempt to institute another one."
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.
Galatians 3:21 (Amplified Bible)
3:21 Is the Law then contrary and opposed to the promises of God? Of course not! For if a Law had been given which could confer [spiritual] life, then righteousness and right standing with God would certainly have come by Law.
2 Corinthians 5:21 (Amplified Bible)
5:21 For our sake He made Christ [virtually] to be sin Who knew no sin, so that in and through Him we might become [endued with, viewed as being in, and examples of] the righteousness of God [what we ought to be, approved and acceptable and in right relationship with Him, by His goodness].