31
“Behold, days are
coming,” declares the LORD,
“when I will make a new
covenant with the house
of Israel and with the
house of Judah…”
Jeremiah 30-31 is a
mixture of sorrow
and joy
The text emphasizes
that the Old
Covenant would
pass away
Why was the Old
Covenant to be
replaced?
How does the new
covenant differ?
What is the effect of
this change?
It was a shattered
covenant
It was a shattered
covenant
It became an
obsolete covenant
It was a shattered
covenant
It became an
obsolete covenant
It was a more
“physical” covenant
It was a “new”
covenant
“new” – denotes
the state of being
different, new
and superior to
a previous state
With a new
foundation
No longer built on
physical promises
Built upon the
promise of
forgiveness
With a new
priesthood
 A perfect and
unchangeable high
Priest
 Who entered the true
holy place
 With a new order of
priests
With A new
requirement
A spiritual basis
Entered into by
faith
No longer based on
the Physical
Anything specific to
the Levitical order has
passed away
“God is spirit…”
True worship is now
characterized by an
offering of the heart
and soul
The need for worship with
musical instruments has
passed
instruments were tied to
the Levitical Priests
(2Chron 29:25-26; 1Chron
23:3-6)
In Spiritual Worship the
heart becomes the
instrument (Eph 5:19)
 the value of Sacraments
have passed away
Baptism is not a sign of
salvation but a condition
The Lord’s supper is a
memorial not a sign
No value in “christening”
“Eucharist” “last Rites” etc.