SERMON NOTES 10.18.20

Getting Right With God - A New Covenant

Genesis 33:4 

Then Esau ran to meet him and embraced him, threw his arms around his neck, and kissed him. And they both wept. 

Colossians 1:21-22 

This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions.  

Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault

 

Jeremiah 31:33-34 (ESV) 

“For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the Lord:  

“I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts.  

And I will be their God, and they shall be my people.  

And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord.  

For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” 

Luke 22:20  

After supper he (Jesus) took another cup of wine and said, “This cup is the new covenant between God and his people—an agreement confirmed with my blood, which is poured out as a sacrifice for you.”  

 

HOW GOD BRINGS US BACK HOME 

GOD’S RECONCILING LOVE 

Jeremiah 31:1 

“In that day,” says the Lord, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they will be my people.” 

GOD’S REGENERATING COVENANT 

Jeremiah 31:31 

“The day is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah.” 

Jeremiah 31:33b ESV 

“I will put my law within them, and I will write it on their hearts.”  

 

600 years after Jeremiah was written … 

John 16:7 

“But in fact, it is best for you that I go away, because if I don’t, the Advocate (Comforter, Encourager) won’t come. If I do go away, then I will send him to you.” 

 

GOD’S RECKLESS LOVE 

Jeremiah 31:34 

“For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.” 

Romans 6:1-2 

Well then, should we keep on sinning so that God can show us more and more of his wonderful grace? Of course not! Since we have died to sin, how can we continue to live in it? 

 

COMMUNION 

 

GOD’S REDEEMING PURCHASE (32:1–37) 

 

Colossians 1:21-22 

This includes you who were once far away from God. You were his enemies, separated from him by your evil thoughts and actions.  

Yet now he has reconciled you to himself through the death of Christ in his physical body. As a result, he has brought you into his own presence, and you are holy and blameless as you stand before him without a single fault