Covenant and Law

{NEW COVENANT}

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  1. Both Jew and Greek - {PDF Copy- (The equality of Jew and Gentile before God is a key theme in Romans – both stand or fall on the same basis  Romans 1:15-16)
  2. His Incomparable Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (In his death, Jesus inaugurated the promised and vastly superior new covenant, rendering the old one obsolete)
  3. Priest Forever - {PDF Copy} - (The priesthood of Jesus is superior because it rests on his endless resurrection life, the priest after the order of Melchizedek)
  4. The Promise of the Father - {PDF Copy} - (With the outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost, the blessings for all nations promised to Abraham have commenced)
  5. The Spirit of Life - {PDF Copy} - (It is the Spirit of God that imparts life, especially the everlasting life in Jesus of which the gift of the Spirit is the foretaste and guarantee)
  6. The Blessing of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (The promise of the Father, the gift of the Spirit, is dispensed by Jesus to believers to bless all the nations in him)
  7. One New People - {PDF Copy} - (By his death, Jesus has formed one covenant community, “one new Man,” based on faith in him by one and all  Ephesians 2:11-22)
{THE LAW}
  1. The Greater Lawgiver - {PDF Copy- (Matthew portrays Jesus as the Greater Moses and Lawgiver who brings the Law and the Prophets to their intended fulfillment)
  2. Law and Prophets - Fulfillment - {PDF Copy} - (In Jesus, ALL the promises of God are Yea and Amen, and the Law and Prophets find their fulfillment)
  3. Jesus and Added Tradition - {PDF Copy} - (Mark 7:1-23 - With the arrival of the Son of Man, old regulations and rituals begin to lose their relevance)
  4. Authority over the Sabbath - {PDF Copy} - (In response to Jewish leaders, Jesus demonstrated that he is Lord even over the “Sabbath Day” - Mark 2:23-3:6)
  5. Authority over Ritual Purity - {PDF Copy} - (The touch of Jesus cleansed a leper, and the forbidden contact did not render him “unclean” – Mark 1:40-45)

{IN GALATIA}
  1. If Even An Angel - {PDF Copy} - (Paul warned the Galatians not to heed any gospel that deviated from the one preached by Paul even if it came from an angel)
  2. All are Heirs in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Returning to the custodianship of the Law means rebuilding walls between Jew and Gentile, but you are all one in Christ - heirs of Abraham)

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[Dawn - Photo by Remi Yuan on Unsplash]


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