COVERED BY A NEW COVENANT

Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh. Hebrews 10:19-20

The primary basis for the old covenant was the Mosaic Law. The sole basis for God’s new arrangement in dealing with sinful human beings is the shed blood of Jesus Christ. The elements we reverently share at the Lord’s Table are visual and tangible reminders that the forgiveness of God has been extended to us at a tremendous price: the spilled blood and bruised body of Jesus Christ. The blood and body of Jesus were the supreme sacrifice for sin, which was the only one that God, in His holy justice, could accept.

Since Jesus laid down His life for your sins, you now can receive God’s new covenant of forgiveness. You can have peace with God because the blood of Jesus has cleansed you from all of your sin. The next time you hold the cup and bread in your hands, remember that all of God’s grace, love, mercy, and hope is now yours because of Jesus’ agony on the cross.

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