Topic: AM Service Passage: 2 Corinthians 3:12–3:18
One of the most challenging tasks for Christians is to understand the relationship between the old and new covenants. Do we completely ignore the old covenant as being done away with and useless? Or do we insist that the old covenant has abiding validity today? The Apostle Paul writes about the relationship between the covenants as a way of highlighting the glory of the new covenant while acknowledging that the old covenant looked forward to that glory. He gives us insight into the difference between Moses and Jesus – Moses’ ministry was one destined by God to fade away as the glory of Jesus’ ministry was made clear. When we see Jesus, the veil is removed, and we behold God’s glory. Are you ready to see the “Unveiled Glory” of Christ? (2 Corinthians 3:12-18).
I. The Veil
II. The Veil Removed
III. The Transformation
Questions for consideration: (1) What is Paul referring to when he writes about a “veil?” How can that apply today? (2) What is the solution for people that Paul proposes? (3) What does Paul mean when he speaks of believers being “transformed?” What does that look like in your life?