The Glory of the New Covenant
Topic: AM Service Passage: 2 Corinthians 3:7–3:11
When the Lord Jesus Christ came to earth, He changed everything about God’s relationship with man. God had made a covenant with Israel at Mt. Sinai that was revealed in smoke, thunder, lightning, and glory. The Lord revealed His law to Moses, who brought Israel the law on tablets of stone, written by the hand of the Lord Himself. While this covenant was glorious, it was never intended to be permanent. It was always purposed to point to the One who was to come, the Christ. Christ inaugurated the new covenant, a covenant that is spiritual, full of righteousness, and life-giving. Paul understood this and wanted believers to know how blessed they are to see the fulfillment of all God’s promises in Jesus Christ. He wanted us to know that there is nothing like “The Glory of the New Covenant” (2 Corinthians 3:7-11).
I. The New Covenant is Spiritual
II. The New Covenant is More Glorious
III. The New Covenant is Permanent
Questions for consideration: (1) Why is it important for us to see that the new covenant is connected to the old? (2) What is the glory of the new covenant? How does it appear in the life of the believer? (3) How can we know that the new covenant is permanent? Why is that important?