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Part 8: The Better Covenant

(Content of this section: A better covenant, established on better promises)


Before I can say more to you about the Dispensation of Grace, there’s another topic I need to touch on with you. I need to talk to you about the New Covenant. This is a topic that the Letter to the Hebrews covers well. First, it declares Jesus as High Priest forever and then it declares Him as Mediator of a better covenant. Here's how it states it,

But now He (Jesus) has obtained a more excellent ministry, inasmuch as He is also Mediator of a better covenant, which was established on better promises.

Hebrews 8:6 - NKJV

(Content of this section: Jesus ratified for us the New Covenant)


In saying “better covenant”, the Letter to the Hebrews is making a comparison between two specific covenants, the Old Covenant and the New Covenant. The Old Covenant was delivered to God’s people by Moses. The Letter to the Hebrews calls this Old Covenant, the first covenant. Jesus Christ is the Mediator of this second covenant and we call this covenant the New Covenant. The second covenant was established with Jesus as the surety for it. (Hebrews 7:22, Hebrews 8:6-7.)

Look at what the Letter to the Hebrews has to say of the first and the second covenants when it continues its comparison.

For if that first covenant had been faultless, then no place would have been sought for a second.

Hebrews 8:7 - NKJV

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  • Discover how the New Testament writers use the word covenant

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