Series "Living in the in-between"
“The Church on the New Covenant”
(Ezekiel 36:25-28; 37:1-10) (MP4)
God gave Israel a new covenant. “I will give a new heart to those who were bound by sin. I will remove from them their stubbornness and their refusal of me, and their pride and reliance on themselves. My Words will be as their own thoughts, and their lives will overflow with righteousness and love. Through them, my Word will come true, and My will will be fulfilled. As people in my kingdom, they will praise Me and worship Me through everything, and glorify Me by whatever they do. I will cover them with my Spirit who is truth and love as those who belong to me, and as I redeemed them I will keep them in my glory and victory forever.”
It was an unbelievable word, because Israel was totally corrupted, and the promise of God was too good to believe. So, the Lord gave Ezekiel a vision and made him experience his mighty work in the vision so that he would know the Lord himself would carry out the new covenant.
For Lifenet groups and personal reflections
1. Ezekiel 36:25-28 shows the new covenant God had given to Israel. Which part of the covenant do you want to be real in your life most?
2. God had brought Ezekiel out in a vision. And it was in the middle of a valley, filled with dry bones (Eze 37:1-2). What situation in your life and in the society may this vison represent?
3. What would be your answer if you were asked, "Son of man, can these bones live?" (Eze 37:3) What would you think about regarding this question?
4. What words did Ezekiel receive from God? (Eze 37:4-6, 9)
- He could prophesy these words only by faith in God. Talk about the faith Ezekiel had.
- What can you learn about faith here? (cf. James 2:17; Phi 2:16)
5. God commands us and encourages us to pray and ask for the Holy Spirit to come and fill us. How will you respond? What may hider you to obey this? How will you overcome the hindrance?
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