Joy to the World, the New Covenant Has Come!
1. The “Big Idea” of the Bible: God restoring us to him through his Covenants
The Old Testament Covenants
Mosaic Covenant: Jeremiah 11:1-5
A Big Problem: Psalm 81:10-12
Solution? A New Covenant: Jeremiah 31:31-34
The Difference between Old and New Covenants is…
2. The New Testament (Covenant) is all about the Heart
Matthew 5:21 murder/anger; 5:27 adultery/lust; 5:43 hate/love enemies
The lesson of hand washing: Mt 15:8-20
Two ways to be right with God: Luke 18:10-14
The Sermon on the Mount: “Making It Plain” how the New Covenant works
The grand opening: the beatitudes
weak, needy, feeling loss, humble, hungering, merciful, single minded
How does one get this heart?
1 Peter 4:1-3 S___________ and F__________
What God wants: Psalm 51:17
The Holy Spirit: John 16:7 brings C__________
The Word of God is to stab our … heart! Hebrews 4:12
Mutual confession: James 5:16
3. Where is your heart today? Is God speaking to you? What should you do?