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Day 5: Our New Covenant

CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
Tuesday, January 5th, 2016
Genesis 11:1-13:4
Matthew 5:1-26
Psalm 5:1-12
Proverbs 1:24-28
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill.” – Matt 5:17

Jesus did not come to destroy the Old Covenant; He came to fulfill it. He did not come to negate the Old Covenant; He came to replace it with what Scripture calls a “better covenant” (Heb 7:22). Because of the Cross, we have a New Covenant relationship with God through Jesus Christ!

A proper comprehension of the difference between the Old and New Covenants will change your life. Because of the Cross of Jesus Christ, we are no longer held to a list of demands that we are powerless to uphold. According to God’s New Covenant with us, we are filled with God’s Holy Spirit, who accomplishes the supernatural in and through us! We can actually do the things God asks of us because His Holy Spirit empowers us to do them!

“That ancient covenant made the divine will plain to [Israel], but did not impart the power to carry it out; for lack of that power they broke the covenant. Under the new covenant, however, not only the desire but the power to do the will of God would be imparted to his people: his law would be put within them and written on their hearts.” – F.F. Bruce, The Canon of Scripture


Father, thank You for our New Covenant relationship with You. Thank You for baptizing us with the blood of Jesus Christ. Thank You for filling us with Your Holy Spirit. Thank You for empowering us to go out and do everything You ask us to do, in Jesus’ name!


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