The New Covenant

Learn what God says about the New Covenant and our relationship to Him through Jesus Christ. More than a religion, God offers you a relationship with Himself through His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ.

One of the most fundamental questions you can ask is, "How can we know the truth?" God answers this question in His word. He rewards those who honestly seek the truth.

Some people think that being a Christian is all about what we do, or more often, what we don't do. Many see Christianity as a set of rules to be obeyed. A bumper sticker sold in Christian bookstores used to say, "Christians aren't perfect, just forgiven." But being forgiven is only half of what the Bible tells us a Christian is. There is a reason we were forgiven, and that was so that God could accomplish something else in us. We turn to the Word of God for the answer to the question, "What is a Christian?"

Religious people often fail to realize that there are Two Kinds of Righteousness. God tells us what the difference is between them.

Just what is the New Covenant, and for that matter, what is the Old Covenant? Read an Introduction to the New Covenant here.

A friend once said, "The New Covenant and the Old Covenant are like two sides of the same coin. However, God does not agree. He says the New Covenant is totally unlike the Old Covenant. You can learn the differences here.

We just naturally assume that the New Covenant started at the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, because the New Testament scriptures begin with His birth. But God tells us that the New Covenant began after Christ's death.

The Ten Commandments were central to the Old Covenant, which we refer to as the Covenant of Law. God refers to the Covenant of Law as a ministry of death, but He says the New Covenant is a Ministry of Life. More than forgiveness, Jesus came to give us life.

Many want to live in both the Old and New covenants. They seem to be searching, like when you piece together a puzzle, for the correct balance of the Law and Grace. In the Gospels, the Lord Jesus spoke of the impossibility of fitting the New and Old Covenants together when He said, "New Wine does not fit in Old Wine Skins."

One of the most familiar stories in the Gospel record is about Mary and Martha, the sisters of Lazarus. But it's lesson is rarely understood. We ask, "What should we learn from Mary and Martha?"

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Updated 11/23/2011