November 7, 2017
The old covenant, which was the law mediated through Moses, was written on stone tablets. But the new covenant, which is by the grace of God through Jesus, is written on human hearts. The purpose of the old covenant was never to save, but to prepare a people for the Savior. The new covenant supersedes the old. The problem with the old covenant was not its content, but the character of the people, for they could not keep it in the flesh. The superiority of the new covenant is evident in that it overcomes the flesh by the power of the Spirit that comes to dwell in those who receive Christ as Savior and Lord.
Has the Lord put His Word in your mind and written it upon your heart? Have you received the new covenant in Jesus Christ?
November 4, 2017
Stop only discussing the doctrines of Christ and start following them. Grow up in the knowledge of Jesus. As Paul wrote, “Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up” (1 Cor. 8:1). So, move on from head knowledge to heart knowledge, which is a change of character that leads to a change of conduct. Better to know one thing of Christ and do it, than to know one hundred and practice none of them. Keep growing in knowledge, not that you might keep “laying again” the foundations of your faith, but that you would grow up into the Head, which is Christ. For He is the “Perfection,” that God wills for you.
November 7, 2014
The old covenant was a foreshadowing of the new one, which has now come into view through Jesus. The old covenant was a “copy” of the real one in heaven that was revealed to Moses. It acted as a tutor, teaching and pointing towards its fulfillment in Christ. “But now” that Jesus has come, the old covenant has fulfilled its use. The new covenant is enacted and the old one is replaced. Now Christ Jesus, serves in the heavenly temple as our Great High Priest. Since Jesus is the One come down from heaven and whom has returned to heaven, his character and ministry is “superior” in every way to the copy that only foreshadowed his appearing. Jesus has fulfilled every prophecy of the old covenant, including Jeremiah’s, which spoke of a new covenant that would be written on human hearts rather than stone.
November 7, 2012
There is a reality more real than ours, a worship more true, a ministry more effective and a Priest more perfect. We do not lean therefore, on our own worship, ministry and human leaders. They only point to Jesus and His work. We lean on Christ alone.