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F L E S H I NG O U T Y O U R FAITH A STUDY IN HEBREWS Trusting in the New Covenant 8:1-2, 6-10; 9:22-28
98% of Americans believe in God. F L E S H I NG O U T Y O U R FAITH Authoritarian God31.4% Benevolent God23.0% Critical God16.0% Distant God24.4% Atheist 5.2% But they have different views of God.
F L E S H I NG O U T Y O U R FAITH Ones view of God shapes how a person believes on certain issues. For example: IssueAuthoritarianBenevolentCriticalDistant Gay marriage is always wrong Research on embryonic cells War
What is a covenant? F L E S H I NG O U T Y O U R FAITH Definition –A covenant is a solemn agreement. A covenant is not a contract, contracts can be broken. The new covenant of salvation through Christ cannot be broken.
Old covenant: Everything coming from me, nothing from God. F L E S H I NG O U T Y O U R FAITH New covenant: Nothing coming from me, everything from God. Raymond Steadman, Authentic Christianity
Edenic Covenant The Creative covenant (Gen. 1:26-28) Adamic Covenant The covenant conditioning fallen (Gen. 3:14-19)mans life on the earth Noahic Covenant The covenant of human (Gen. 8:20-9:6)government F L E S H I NG O U T Y O U R FAITH
Abrahamic Covenant Through Him would be made (Gen. 12:1-3) a great nation Mosaic Covenant The legal covenant given (Ex. 20:1-31:18) to Israel Palestinian Covenant The covenant regulating (Deut. 30:1-10) Israels tenure of the land of Canaan Davidic Covenant The kingdom covenant (2 Sam. 7:14-17) F L E S H I NG O U T Y O U R FAITH
Eternal CovenantThe redemptive covenant (Heb. 13:20)before time began New Covenant (Jer. 31:31-33; Matt. 26:28; Mk. 14:24; Lk. 22:20; Heb. 8:8-12)The covenant of unconditional blessing based upon the finished redemption of Christ F L E S H I NG O U T Y O U R FAITH The New Unglers Bible Handbook
DISCUSSION GUIDE 1.According to (Heb. 8:1) where is Jesus our High Priest? He is seated at the right hand of the throne of the majesty in the heavens
DISCUSSION GUIDE 2.What is the significance of Christ being seated? In the Old Testament tabernacle there were no chairs because the work of the priest was never completed. Each sacrifice just reminded them of their need for forgiveness. Jesus completed the work by sacrificing Himself once and for all
DISCUSSION GUIDE 3.What is the significance of Christ being enthroned? It was a promise from the Father to the Son, see (Psalm 110:1). Only a priest after the order of Melchizedek could sit on a throne because he was both a king and a priest
DISCUSSION GUIDE 4.List the things that are listed as better in (v. 2)? a. Jesus has a better ministry b. Jesus is the mediator of a better covenant c. His covenant has been enacted on better promises
DISCUSSION GUIDE 5.How would you reconcile the statement in (v. 8) where it is stated that the new covenant will be with the House of Israel and Judah, yet Christians today enjoy this new covenant? Because the church today is made up of regenerated Jews and Gentiles who are one in Christ. When Jesus returns the blessings of the new covenant will be applied to the Israelites
DISCUSSION GUIDE 6. When it comes to God finding fault with His people who is the new covenant different from the old covenant? (v. 9) When the Israelites turned their backs on the law and broke the covenant God found fault with them and sent them into captivity. When Gods children sin today He forgives them under the new covenant of grace
DISCUSSION GUIDE 7.The law under the old covenant was external given on tablets, how did that change with the new covenant? (v. 10) Internal transformation occurs through God grace. Through the Holy Spirit we can change
8. (Hebrews 9:22) speaks of Jesus ultimate sacrifice for you, have you accepted the forgiveness provided for you? DISCUSSION GUIDE
9. The writer of Hebrews summarized the obvious difference between the old and new covenants in (vs ), make a list of these differences Old CovenantNew Covenant Repeated sacrificesOne sacrifice The blood of othersChrists own blood Covering sinPutting sin away For Israel onlyFor everyone Left the holy of holiesEntered heaven and remains there Came out to bless the peopleWill come to take His people to heaven
F L E S H I NG O U T Y O U R FAITH 10. Living in the new covenant is a walk of faith, how is your faith? Are you living for the temporary or the eternal?
F L E S H I NG O U T Y O U R FAITH There are only 2 things that are inevitable, death and taxes.
Time magazine said that more than 60% of U.S. Christians believe that God wants people to be prosperous.