SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2022
10:30 AM (in-person + livestream + kids! + communion & prayer)
Old & New, with Andrés Pérez
We're exploring the difference between living in the old (pre-Jesus way) and the new (Jesus-way). How do we pick which parts of the Old Testament are still relevant today? Why is God (apparently) so harsh in the Old Testament and so loving in the New Testament? We wrestle with these questions to understand the transition between old and new and what it means to live out the upside down kingdom here on earth.
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Introduction: The Old
How do we get to pick and choose what to follow and what to forget? What to obey and what to ignore?
Pre-Jesus Way: Law-keeping, sacrifice-making kind of life.
Jesus Way: New covenant. Hebrews 8:13: When it says new, it makes the first obsolete. And if something is old and outdated, it’s close to disappearing. Old: out of date, obsolete.
1. Christ is greater than ______. (Heb. 1:3)
Mosaic tabernacle foreshadowing of the true tabernacle (8:1-6)
OT Law foreshadowing good things that are to come (10:1)
Only through Jesus, whom the OT points to at ALL TIMES can we begin to approach human completeness/wholeness.
2. The promise of a New Covenant (8:7-13)
This is good but what God is doing is better (Jer. 31:31-34, Psalm 95)
Jesus is the truly human being and only he can offer us true rest
(Wright, Hebrews for Everyone)
3. The New (which is actually before the Old)
“God is like Jesus. God has always been like Jesus. The has never been a time when God was not like Jesus. We have not always known this, but now we do.”
(Zahnd, Sinners in the hands of a loving God…)
God is perfectly (and finally!) fully revealed in Jesus.
Jesus does not change God.
Jesus reveals God.
Understanding the transition between the old and the new enables us to discover what it means to live out the upside-down kingdom here on earth.
Becoming a new humanity in Christ.
For Reflection and Discussion