Covenants Old and New

Bible Study

Don’t just take our word for it . . . take His! We would encourage you to spend time examining the following Scriptures that shaped this sermon: Josh 24:14-18, Rom 8, Gal 5.

Sermon Summary

At the end of the book of Joshua, the Israelites renew their covenant with God.  But, as we soon discover (Judges 2), they cannot keep that covenant. Why?  The Old Covenant, while good and given by God, was not able to save God’s people.  A New Covenant was needed.  A new leader was foreshadowed.  Jesus is the true and better Joshua, establishing a New Covenant. So what’s new about the New Covenant?

  1. The Sacrifice is Sufficient
  2. The Service is Empowered
  3. The Scope is Universal

Sermon Application

  • For the believing person: Allow your view of God to be challenged by Scripture.  Question your own assumptions when you meet a text you don’t like.
  • For the seeking person: Start with Jesus and work backwards.  Jesus is the interpretive lens for the entire Bible.  Come to terms with him first, then seek to understand the Old Testament.
  • Questions:
    • How did the book of Joshua challenge your view of God?
    • What did you like in this series? Why?
    • What did you dislike?  Why?
    • What assumptions about God are behind the parts you dislike?
    • How does Jesus help you read the Old Testament?

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Do you have a question about today’s sermon? Email Randy Forrester (RForrester@StAndrews.Church)

The outline and application questions are intended for your further reflection and action upon the weekend message. They are also designed to facilitate discussion and accountability within your LifeGroup.