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A New Covenant- No More Shadows!

April 7, 2019 Speaker: Damian Mericka Series: Humanity’s Only Hope

Topic: A New Covenant- No More Shadows!

Going deeper questions (Life Group)

  • What stood out to you about this message and why?
  • How did Moses and the Prophets of the Old Testament both prepare and guide the Nation of Israel to Jesus? (Point I)
  • How was the Tabernacle / Temple a shadow that Christ could not serve as a High Priest in? Where is Christ serving as our High Priest (Point II)
  • Was the Law wrong or weak? What is the difference and why does it matter? (Point III)
  • How does Jesus bring us God’s Forgiveness (Point III) where the Law could not? (Point IV) How does this inspire you to live for Him today?

Message outline

Title:  A New Covenant- No More Shadows!

Series: Hebrews: Humanity’s Only Hope

Text: Key Passage-> Hebrews 8:1-13

Main Idea: Jesus’ Salvation is anchored in His Obedience

 

  1. The Law Prepares for and Prophets Guide to Jesus
  • Moses / Prophets Prepared the People for Jesus
    • Deuteronomy 18:15-19
  • John the Baptist Guides the People to Jesus
    • John 3:22-36
  1. The Law: A Shadow that Prepares (Hebrews 8:1- 5)
  • As our High Priest, Jesus has made an offering on our behalf and sits at the right Hand of the Throne of God (Vv.1-3)
    • Holy Places (God’s Presence)-> Exodus 26:31-35
  • Jesus could not serve under the Law because He was not of Levite / Aaronic lineage (v.4 / Hebrews 7:11-19)
  • The Tabernacle was a type (copy / shadow) of the Heavenly-> See Exodus 25:40

III. The Prophets: A Voice that Guides (Hebrews 8:8-13)

  • The First Covenant was with Fault because it was conditional on the obedience of the people
    • The Law could not save (weak / not wrong) but was meant to establish a pattern of sacrifice through priesthood in hope of salvation ultimately fulfilled in Jesus (See Hebrews 7:18-19)
  • The New Covenant is better / final because it is conditioned on the obedience of the Son, Jesus.
    • God would provide the final sacrifice, which would forgive the sinner and transform the heart (Commandment / Holy of Holies) & Believers / Presence of God).
    • Note 8:12 / Forgiveness Jeremiah 50:17-20
  1. The Old Vanishes as the New Arrives (Hebrews 8:13)
  • The Law fails and cannot enter the Better Promise (Promised Land)-> Numbers 20:10-13

The Prophets fail and cannot guide where they are not going -> John 18:19-24

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