The New Covenant Bible Verses

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  1. Introduction: The Cross – The Dividing Line of Human History.
    1. A Will is in Force Only When Someone Has Died.

      Hebrews 9:16-17

      “In the case of a will, it is necessary to prove the death of the one who made it, because a will is in force only when somebody has died; it never takes effect while the one who made it is living.”

    2. Without the Shedding of Blood (Sacrifice), There is No Forgiveness.

      Hebrews 9:18-22

      “This is why even the first covenant was not put into effect without blood. When Moses had proclaimed every commandment of the law to all the people, he took the blood of calves, together with water, scarlet wool and branches of hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people. He said, “This is the blood of the covenant, which God has commanded you to keep.” In the same way, he sprinkled with the blood both the tabernacle and everything used in its ceremonies. In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”

  2. A New Covenant
    1. Reason for a New Covenant

      Hebrews 8:7-8a

      “For if there had been nothing wrong with the first covenant, no place would have been sought for another. But God found fault with the people.”

    2. The Lord’s declaration of the New Covenant

      Hebrews 8:8b-12

      “The time is coming, declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah. It will not be like the covenant I made with their forefathers when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they did not remain faithful to my covenant, and I turned away from them, declares the Lord. This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put My laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be My people. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, `Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

    3. The Holy Spirit’s Testimony about the New Covenant.

      Hebrews 10:15-18

      “The Holy Spirit also testifies to us about this. First he says: “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put My laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” Then he adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.” And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.”

    4. The New Covenant Replaced the Old

      Hebrews 10:8-10

      “First He said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings You did not desire, nor were You pleased with them” (although the law required them to be made). Then He said, “Here I am, I have come to do Your will.” He sets aside the first to establish the second. And by that will, we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.”

      Hebrews 7:18-19

      “The former regulation is set aside because it was weak and useless (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God.”

      Hebrews 8:13

      “By calling this covenant “new,” He has made the first one obsolete; and what is obsolete and aging will soon disappear.”

  3. A New Priesthood
    1. The New Priesthood Replaced the Old

      Hebrews 7:11-12

      “If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood (for on the basis of it the law was given to the people), why was there still need for another priest to come – one in the

      order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? For when there is a change of the priesthood, there must also be a change of the law.”

    2. A Superior Priesthood Representing A Superior Covenant.

      Hebrews 8:6

      “But the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, and it is founded on better promises.”

      Hebrews 9:15

      “For 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.”

  4. A New Priest
    1. A Perfect Priest Guaranteeing A Better Covenant.

      Hebrews 7:20-22

      “And it was not without an oath! Others became priests without any oath, but he became a priest with an oath when God said to him: “The Lord has sworn and will not change his mind: `You are a priest forever.’ ” Because of this oath, Jesus has become the guarantee of a better covenant.”

      Hebrews 7:26-28

      “Such a High Priest meets our need – one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, He does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for His own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when He offered Himself. For the law appoints as high priests men who are weak; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever.”

    2. An Eternal Priest

      Hebrews 7:23

      “Now there have been many of those priests, since death prevented them from continuing in office.”

      Hebrews 7:24-25

      “But because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore He is able to save completely those who come to God through Him, because He always lives to intercede for them.”

  5. A New Sacrifice
    1. His Sacrifice Took Away Our Sins.

      Hebrews 10:1-4

      The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming – not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. If it could, would they not have stopped being offered? For the worshipers would have been cleansed once for all, and would no longer have felt guilty for their sins. But those sacrifices are an annual reminder of sins, because it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.”

      Hebrews 10:5

      “Therefore, when Christ came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, but a body You prepared for Me.”

      Hebrews 9:23-28

      “It was necessary, then, for the copies of the heavenly things to be purified with these sacrifices, but the heavenly things themselves with better sacrifices than these. For Christ did not enter a man-made sanctuary that was only a copy of the true one; He entered heaven itself, now to appear for us in God’s presence. Nor did He enter heaven to offer Himself again and again, the way the high priest enters the Most Holy Place every year with blood that is not his own. Then Christ would have had to suffer many times since the creation of the world. But now He has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of Himself. Just as man is destined to die once, and after that to face judgment, so Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and He will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.”

      Atonement Covered Sins,Christ Took Away Our Sins.

    2. His Sacrifice Is Final.

      Hebrews 10:11-14

      “Day after day every priest stands and performs his religious duties; again and again he offers the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But when this Priest had offered for all time one sacrifice for sins, He sat down at the right hand of God. Since that time He waits for His enemies to be made His footstool, because by one sacrifice He has made perfect forever those who are “the holy ones.”

    3. There Is No More Sacrifice For Sins.

      Hebrews 10:17-18

      “Then He adds: “Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.” And where these have been forgiven, there is no longer any sacrifice for sin.”

      Hebrews 6:4-6

      “Therefore . . . It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age, if they fall away, to be brought back to repentance, because to their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.”

      Hebrews 10:26-29

      “If we deliberately keep on sinning after we have received the knowledge of the truth, no sacrifice for sins is left, but only a fearful expectation of judgment and of raging fire that will consume the enemies of God. Anyone who rejected the law of Moses died without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. How much more severely do you think a man deserves to be punished who has trampled the Son of God under foot, who has treated as an unholy thing the blood of the covenant that sanctified him, and who has insulted the Spirit of grace?”

      Conclusions Concerning Forgiveness

      Without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.

      God remembers your sin no more.

      There is no longer any sacrifice for sin.

  6. A New Ministry
    1. We Are Ministers Of A New Covenant

      2 Corinthians 3:6-11

      He has made us competent as ministers of a new covenant – not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. Now if the ministry that brought death, which was engraved in letters on stone, came with glory, so that the Israelites could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of its glory, fading though it was, will not the ministry of the Spirit be even more glorious? If the ministry that condemns men is glorious, how much more glorious is the ministry that brings righteousness! For what was glorious has no glory now in comparison with the surpassing glory. And if what was fading away came with glory, how much greater is the glory of that which lasts!”

    2. We Are Ministers Of Reconciliation

      2 Corinthians 5:17-19

      “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! All this is from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to Himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them.”

  7. Practical Application.
    1. There Is A Sabbath Rest That Remains For Us.

      Hebrews 4:1

      “Therefore, since the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us be careful that none of you be found to have fallen short of it.”

      Hebrews 4:9-11a

      There remains, then, a Sabbath rest for the people of God; for anyone who enters God’s rest also rests from his own work, just as God did from his. Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest.”

    2. Are you willing to put aside all form of religion and rest in the sufficiency of Christ?

      Old Covenant: Man reaching up to God with self effort to be accepted by God.
      New Covenant: God reaching down to man through Jesus Christ with love and acceptance.

      Under Law Man Says

      Under Grace Christ Says

      Look at what I’m doing for you

      Look at what I did for you

      Look at how I went to church

      Look at how I went to Calvary

      Look at how I was raised in my denomination

      Look at how I was raised from the dead

      Look at how I gave my money

      Look at how I gave my life

      Look at how I confessed my sins

      Look at how I took away your sins

      Look at how I stood against sin

      Look at how I died for your sins

      Look at how I judged the lost world

      Look at how I saved the lost world

      Look at how I marched against evil-doers

      Look at how I suffered for evil-doers

      Look at how I bowed down to you

      Look at how I became one of you

      Look at how I healed the sick

      Look at how I raised the dead

      Look at how I spoke in tongues

      Look at how I spoke in love

      Look at how successful my life was

      Look at how successful My death was

    3. Are You Willing To Enter God’s Rest?

      Hebrews 10:19-23

      “Therefore, brothers, since we have confidence to enter the Most Holy Place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way opened for us through the curtain, that is, His body, and since we have a great Priest over the house of God, let us draw near to God with a sincere heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful.”

      Hebrews 4:16

      “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.”

  8. Conclusion: Believe It and Be Happy.