Presentation on theme: "Behold The Days are Here Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 “Behold, days are coming,” declares the L ORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel."— Presentation transcript:
Behold The Days are Here Jeremiah 31:31-34 31 “Behold, days are coming,” declares the L ORD, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah…”
Introduction Jeremiah 30-31 is a mixture of sorrow and joy The text emphasizes that the Old Covenant would pass away
Introduction Why was the Old Covenant to be replaced? How does the new covenant differ? What is the effect of this change?
Why was the covenant replaced It was a shattered covenant
Why was the covenant replaced It was a shattered covenant It became an obsolete covenant
Why was the covenant replaced It was a shattered covenant It became an obsolete covenant It was a more “physical” covenant
How does the New Covenant Differ It was a “new” covenant “new” – denotes the state of being different, new and superior to a previous state
How does the New Covenant Differ With a new foundation No longer built on physical promises Built upon the promise of forgiveness
How does the New Covenant Differ With a new priesthood A perfect and unchangeable high Priest Who entered the true holy place With a new order of priests
How does the New Covenant Differ With A new requirement A spiritual basis Entered into by faith No longer based on the Physical
The Effect of the New Covenant Anything specific to the Levitical order has passed away “God is spirit…” True worship is now characterized by an offering of the heart and soul
The Effect of the New Covenant The need for worship with musical instruments has passed instruments were tied to the Levitical Priests (2Chron 29:25-26; 1Chron 23:3-6) In Spiritual Worship the heart becomes the instrument (Eph 5:19)
The Effect of the New Covenant the value of Sacraments have passed away Baptism is not a sign of salvation but a condition The Lord’s supper is a memorial not a sign No value in “christening” “Eucharist” “last Rites” etc.
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