Are You Old or New?

Audio File: 
Pastor Chuck Steiner
Sunday, October 6, 2019

Are you old or new?     Hebrews 10

Matthew 26:28 “For this is My blood of the new covenant,  Which is shed for many for the remission (forgiveness) of sins.”

Where the Book of Romans reveals the necessity of faith in Christ, Hebrews reveals the superiority of faith in Christ. Why would you go back to the old when you have the new?


2 Corinthians 5:17  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have   passed away; behold, all things have become new.”      


I. Old Covenant living: They longed for these things.  Heb. 10:1-4

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II. New Covenant living: They enjoy these things.  Hebrews 10:19-25

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What is the New Covenant?                                                  

The New Covenant (or New Testament) is the promise that God makes with humanity that He will forgive sin and restore fellowship with those whose hearts are turned toward Him. Jesus Christ is the mediator of the New Covenant, and His death on the cross is the basis of the promise (Matthew 26:28). The New Covenant was predicted while the Old Covenant was still in effect—the prophets Moses, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel all allude to the New Covenant.

Stop enduring ‘religion’ under the old… and begin enjoying a relationship under the new.


Communion: “This do in remembrance of Me!”

Remember who you are in Christ

I. You are forgiven!

   1. You have been forgiven an cleansed once for all. Hebrews 9:28; 10:2

   2. By one sacrifice, you have been made perfect forever. Hebrews 10:14

   3. You have been made holy through Jesus’ sacrifice once for all. Heb. 10:10

   4. Your debt has been canceled. Colossians 2:13-14

   5. You have fellowship with God. 1 Corinthians 1:9; 1 John 1:3

   6. You have peace with God. Romans 5:1

   7. Your forgiven state move you to forgive others. Eph. 4:32; Col. 3:13


II. You are free!

   1. You are dead to the law. Romans 7:4; Galatians 2:19

   2. You are not under the law. Romans 6:14; Galatians 5:18

   3. You are not supervised by the law. Galatians 3:25

   4. The requirements of the law have been fully met in you. Romans 8:3-4

   5. Christ is the end of the law for you. Romans 10:4

   6. You are completely accepted. Romans 15:7

   7. You serve in God’s new way, led by His Spirit. Rom.7:6; Galatians 5:18


III. You are new!

   1. Your old self is dead, buried, gone. Romans 6:6-6; Galatians 2:20

   2. You are dead to sin and alive to God. Romans 6:11

   3. You are a new creation, re-created in Christ Jesus 2 Cor. 5:17; Eph.2:10

   4. The struggle is against the flesh and sin. Rom.7:17, 20; Eph. 6:12

   5. You are more than conqueror through Jesus Christ. Romans 7:37

   6.  You are the righteousness of God 2 Corinthians 5:21

   7. You are a saint, a holy one. Ephesians 1:1; Colossians 1:2

   8. You have a new, obedient heart. Romans 6:17

   9. You are born of God. 1 John 5:18


IV. You are united to Christ!

   1. Having eternal life means having Christ’s life. John 17:3; 1 John 5:12

   2. Christ literally and actually lives in you. 2 Corinthians 13:5; Gal. 2:20

   3. It is all of Him and all of you in union together. Romans 6:5; 1 Cor. 6:17

   4. God is at work in you, carrying His work to completion. Phil. 1:6; 2:3

   5. You are seated with Christ in heaven. Ephesians 2:6; Phil. 3:20

   6 You are hidden with Christ in God. Colossians 3:3


V. You are complete!

   1. You are complete in Christ and have all of Him. Colossians 2:10

   2. You everything you need for life and godliness. 2 Peter 1:3

   3. You are never alone. Hebrews 13:5