Bible is a Covenant

TITLE:  Second Amendment
TEXT:  Jeremiah 31:31-34
PROPOSITION:   When Christ fulfilled the Law of Moses, God amended the covenant.
KEY WORD:  Provisions


  1. Christ fulfilled the Law and the prophets.
  2. Once the Law of Moses was fulfilled, God amended the covenant.
  3. Here are the provisions of the New Covenant.

 I will put my law in their inward parts

  1. Law of Moses was external
    1. Ceremony, symbols, shadows
    2. Must memorize to keep it
    3. Complex and impossible to keep perfectly
  2. Law of Christ is internal
    1. Hebrews 9:11-14 – animal cleanses flesh, blood of Christ cleans conscience
    2. Matthew 23:25-26 – 1st clean the inside of the cup and dish
    3. God is not removed – out there, behind the veil, distant

 I will be their God, and they will be my people

  1. People = tribe or nation
  2. Law of Moses for people of Israel – Deuteronomy 26:18
  3. Law of Christ for people of God
  4. God is looking for the “faithful remnant” to keep the covenant
    1. Hosea 1:9 – Lo-Ammi – Not my people
    2. Hosea 1:10 – You are my people, you are sons of God
    3. Romans 9:22-26 – Gentiles included in this covenant
    4. 1 Peter 2:9-10 – You are a holy nation, a special people

 They shall all know Me

  1. Hebrew word for “know” = comprehend, get well acquainted with, understand the qualities of
  2. Hebrews 4:16 – Come boldly to the Throne of grace
  3. How could Abraham bargain with God about saving Sodom?
  4. How could Moses tell God not to destroy Israel in the wilderness?
  5. ANSWER: They knew, had personal, intimate understanding of God

 I will remember their sin no more

  1. Atonement = “covering”
  2. Sin was not “forgiven” it was just covered for a year
  3. Atonement found 84 times in OT – ZERO in NT
  4. Ezekiel 36:26-28 – I will give you a new heart and a new spirit

 We have a “better” covenant

  1. Hebrews 8:6-8 – better covenant established on better promises
  2. 2 Corinthians 1:20 – All the promises of God and Yes and Amen
  3. Ephesians 1:3 – Blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Christ


  1. Are you included in the covenant?
  2. YES – If you have believed and obeyed

Bible is a Covenant