Sermon Notes April 10, 2022

“Covenants”

John 11:55-57, “ When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, many went up from the country to Jerusalem for their ceremonial cleansing before the Passover. They kept looking for Jesus, and as they stood in the temple courts they asked one another, ‘What do you think? Isn’t He coming to the festival at all?’ But the chief priests and the Pharisees had given orders that anyone who found out where Jesus was should report it so that they might arrest Him.”

Luke 22:5-6, “ They were delighted and agreed to give him money. He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.”

Luke 22:19-20, “And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, ‘This is My body given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.’ In the same way, after the supper He took the cup, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is poured out for you.’”

Jeremiah 31:31-33 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah. 32 It will not be like the covenant I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand to lead them out of Egypt, because they broke my covenant, though I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

1. What is a “Covenant?”  It is an _______________ or relationship between two or more parties.

. The kinds of covenants in the Ancient World:

  A) Bilateral Parity Treaty  – between ________________.

  B) Bilateral Suseran  (or Kingly) Treaty – where the more powerful party______________ the terms to a lesser  party.

  C) Promissory Covenant (also called a Patron covenant) – one party binds itself to an obligation for the ____________ of the other party.

3.  In the ancient world, for the treaty to be ratified — Something had to ______________!