old covenant

Ministries of Glory

In the last “Spotlight” we examined Revelation 21 and the new creation that began in Christ and the ministry of reconciliation. This time we focus on the new covenant. Just before Paul communicates that reconciliation is a God-given ministry and that we are ministers of God (2 Corinthians 5:18; 6:4), he writes that God has “also […]

If the Ten Commandments are for Christians, why aren’t the feast days?

If the Ten Commandments are for Christians, why aren’t the feast days? With many Christians, we view the Ten Commandments, summarized in the Great Commandment of Jesus to love God and neighbor, as God’s will for all people at all times. The Ten Commandments, written on stone, held a central place in the old covenant, […]

Does God care what we put in our mouths? Aren’t the unclean laws old covenant?

I can’t believe God really cares about what we put in our mouths. Aren’t the unclean meat laws so old covenant?   The Bible is a big book with many pieces of truth. As we study to fit its various pieces dealing with food into a harmonious whole, we avoid over emphasizing one truth-piece while […]

What’s new about the new covenant?

What’s new about the new covenant? Among God’s formal agreements with men, the old and new covenants take up the most space in Scripture. Let’s compare and contrast them here.  The old covenant was given by God to the children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. These Israelites were led out of Egypt, through the Red […]