Presentation on theme: "Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah."— Presentation transcript:
1Jeremiah 31:31-3431 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to[d] them,” declares the Lord.33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.34 No longer will they teach their neighbour, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest,” declares the Lord. “For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”
3God looks after His chosen ones Verse 31: God is sovereignVerse 32: God is faithful to His promisesVerses 33 – 34a: God renews hearts and spiritsVerse 34b: God forgives sins
4God looks after His chosen ones Verse 31: God is sovereignNew Covenant [berit hadasa]“an everlasting covenant”, “covenant of peace”, “a covenant of the giving of the Spirit” ,”a new heart” or “a new spirit”Unilateral and unconditionalJeremiah intended to give hope to the exile, true remnantsGod intends to give hope through Jesus Christ to all who believe in Him and His cleansing sacrificial bloodGod foretells events unfold through time
5God looks after His chosen ones Verse 31: God is sovereignHebrews 9:15For this reason Christ is the mediator of a new covenant, that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance—now that he has died as a ransom to set them free from the sins committed under the first covenant.
6God looks after His chosen ones Verse 32: God is faithful to His promisesWhat is the old covenant?
7Are we really descended from this creature? Or created by God in His image?
8God looks after His chosen ones Verses 33 – 34 a: God renews hearts God puts His law in His people’s mind and writes in on their hearts to renew hearts and spiritsThose who are renewed become God’s people and it meansWe turn away from our former lives of independence from GodWe pick up a new set of principles guided by God’s Word and His Holy SpiritWe trust God in all circumstancesThose who are renewed do not need to teach their neighbour.
9God looks after His chosen ones Verses 33 – 34 a: God renews hearts
11God looks after His chosen ones Verses 34 b: God forgives sins1 John 1:8-108 If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.
12Conclusion - God looks after His chosen ones Verse 31: God is sovereignVerse 32: God is faithful to His promisesVerses 33 – 34a: God renews hearts and spiritsVerse 34b: God forgives sinsJeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.