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THIS SUNDAY SCHOOL OVERVIEW FEATURES HIGHLIGHTS OF THE LESSON EACH WEEK. BIBLICAL TRANSLATIONS WILL VARY, BUT THE MAIN RESOURCE WILL BE THE TOWNSEND PRESS SUNDAY SCHOOL COMMENTARY, 98th EDITION. THIS FEATURE IS DESIGNED TO BE OF HELP TO THOSE WHO CANNOT ATTEND THEIR LOCAL CHURCH AND/OR SUNDAY SCHOOL.
LESSON TITLE: JESUS INSTITUTES THE NEW COVENANT
Adult/Young Adult Topic: MAKING PROMISES
Printed Text: Mark 14:17-24; Hebrews 8:6-7, 10-12
KEY VERSE:Hebrews 8:6 (NIV)
But in fact the ministry Jesus has received it as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises.
Source: Townsend Press Sunday School Commentary – 98th Edition, 2018-2019
UNIFYING LESSON PRINCIPLE:
People often make promises to one another in seeking lasting, committed relationships. How can one be assured that a relationship will last? In the books of Mark and Hebrews, Jesus is affirmed as the one through whom God’s new everlasting covenant is fulfilled.
Jesus is the great initiator of the new covenant. We are called to remember His work to make the new covenant possible every time we partake of the Lord’s Supper. This revelation alone should be enough to help us to approach the Lord’s Supper with a greater sense of respect and appreciation for the sacrifice of Christ. May we forever resist the temptation to allow anyone or anything to damage our new covenant with God.
Dear God, thank you that through the new covenant we have greater access to you. Thank you for loving us enough to move us from having a “slave” relationship to the point of calling us “friend.” In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen