A Better Hope Introduced (Part 2)

Last week I started talking about the old and new covenant, about law and promise, and we are going to continue with that today. We talked about the purpose of the law and the sacrificial system, how it was temporary by design, and never meant to give us righteousness just like going to school isn’t meant to give you a brain. It was meant to position us for redemption and salvation in part by magnifying our sinfulness compared to Holy God. We are going to pick back up where we left off with at little review, then we will look briefly at Martin Luther and some historical build-up to the reformation (that we will be talking more about in the coming weeks). And then we will finish up by coming back around to the glorious wonder of the good news of the new covenant—the good news of better hope.

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A Better Hope Introduced (Part 1)

Over the next two weeks I want to talk about the old and new covenant, about the law and the promise, what is different, and what is continuous though both covenants. Partly, to make clearer the purpose of the law and the priests and sacrifices, and to show that God hasn’t changed. And then next week, from that point we will get into a little bit of the history leading up to the reformation and hopefully bring some clarity to some of the errors of the church at the time and to show that, just like through redemptive history that spans old to new covenant in the Bible, God’s promise is sure and He will build His house. 

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