COVENANT

{NEW COVENANT}

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    1. New Covenant in Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (The promises of the New Covenant and the New Creation find their fulfillment in Jesus)
    2. Rudimentary Things - {PDF Copy} - (The new Messianic Age has dawned in Jesus, therefore calendrical rituals and other Levitical regulations belong to the old and now obsolete order)
    3. Food and Calendars - {PDF Copy} - (Romans 14:1-5 - The dietary and calendrical regulations of the Levitical system are not mandatory for Christians)
    4. Neither Jew Nor Greek - {PDF Copy} - (Galatians 3:20.29 - To return to the custodianship of the Law would mean to erect again the divisions between Jewish and Gentile believers)
    5. Incomparable New Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (In his death, Jesus inaugurated the promised and vastly superior new covenant, rendering the old one obsolete)
    6. Spirit and Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (A people filled with the Spirit has been foundational to the redemptive plan of God from the very beginning)
    7. Spirit of Life - {PDF Copy} - (It is the Spirit of God that imparts all life, especially the everlasting life in Jesus of which the gift of the Spirit is a foretaste and guarantee)

    {PROMISE TO ABRAHAM}
    1. Blessings to the Nations - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the promised “seed” of Abraham in whom all the nations of the earth are blessed)
    2. The True Seed of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the promised "seed of Abraham" destined to inherit all things, and all those who are "in him")
    3. Coheirs with Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Paul links the bodily Resurrection of the saints with the New Creation. The promised redemption includes both)
    4. Heir of the World - {PDF Copy} - (According to Romans, the land promised to Abraham encompassed the entire world, not just Canaan – Romans 4:13)
    5. Inheritance of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (The original promise of territory to Abraham encompasses the entire Cosmos in his true “seed,” Jesus Christ)
    6. Abraham and the New Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (With the ascension of Jesus, the gift of the Spirit arrived with blessings for all believers – The promise of Abraham)
    7. Blessing of Abraham - The Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (Acts 3:25 - The promise of the Father, the gift of the Spirit, was sent by Jesus to bless all the nations)
    8. The Promised Spirit - {PDF Copy} - (The promise of the Spirit is part of the blessing of Abraham for the nations)

    {BOOK OF HEBREWS}
    1. The Supreme Word - {PDF Copy} - (God’s final “word” has been “spoken” in His Son. All previous “words” were partial, preparatory, and incomplete)
    2. "Upon These Last Days" - {PDF Copy} - (The era of the Levitical priesthood terminated with the superior “word” revealed by God in His Son)
    3. Purification of Sins Achieved - {PDF Copy} - (Having achieved the purification of sins, Jesus “sat down” at the right hand of God where he intercedes for his people)
    4. His More Distinguished Name - {PDF Copy} - (Having achieved the purification of sins, the Son inherited a vastly more distinguished name than the angels)
    5. First Exhortation - {PDF Copy} - (A dire warning of the consequences for failing to hear and obey the superior word of the Son  Hebrews 1:4-2:7)
    6. Merciful High Priest - {PDF Copy} - (Hebrews 2:8-18 - The priesthood of Jesus is trustworthy because he partook of the same death as all men and women)
    7. Supremacy over Moses - {PDF Copy} - (The word of the Son is superior even to the word of Moses, the Great Lawgiver)
    8. 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 – Psalm 110:4)
    9. Shadow to Substance - {PDF Copy} - (The types and “shadows” of the old covenant find their substance and fulfillment in the Son, Jesus Christ)
    10. Incomparable New Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (In his death, Jesus inaugurated the promised and vastly superior new covenant, rendering the old one obsolete)
    11. The Exaltation of the Son - {PDF Copy} - (Hebrews presents the exaltation of Jesus - His transition from suffering and death to sovereignty over the Cosmos)


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