Ministering the New Covenant (06-16-2024)

“Ministering the New Covenant”

Message given by James Reinarz on June 16th, 2024

Christ ministers a new covenant to us.

Hebrews 8:6
But as it is, Christ has obtained a ministry that is as much more excellent than the old as the covenant he mediates is better, since it is enacted on better promises.

Hebrews 8:10
For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel
after those days, declares the Lord:
I will put my laws into their minds,
and write them on their hearts,

Paul was a Minister of the New Covenant

2 Corinthians 3:6
Our sufficiency is from God, 6 who has made us sufficient to be ministers of a new covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit. For the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life.

Christ and Paul in the Ministry of the New Covenant

1 Corinthians 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Through the New Covenant Ministry the Corinthians became a letter from Christ.

Jeremiah 31:10b
I will put my laws into their minds,

and write them on their hearts,

2 Corinthians 3:3
And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.