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The New Covenant is based on the forgiveness of sins, a forgiveness which moves the heart to love and serve God willingly.

BibleGateway: Hebrews 8:1-13

ESV Text: Hebrews 8:1-13

KJV Text:

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     1 Now of the things which we have spoken this is the sum: We have such an high priest, who is set on the right hand of the throne of the Majesty in the heavens; 2 A minister of the sanctuary, and of the true tabernacle, which the Lord pitched, and not man. 3 For every high priest is ordained to offer gifts and sacrifices: wherefore it is of necessity that this man have somewhat also to offer. 4 For if he were on earth, he should not be a priest, seeing that there are priests that offer gifts according to the law: 5 Who serve unto the example and shadow of heavenly things, as Moses was admonished of God when he was about to make the tabernacle: for, See, saith he, that thou make all things according to the pattern shewed to thee in the mount.

     6 But now hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises. 7 For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should no place have been sought for the second. 8 For finding fault with them, he saith, Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah: 9 Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day when I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt; because they continued not in my covenant, and I regarded them not, saith the Lord. 10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people: 11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. 12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. 13 In that he saith, A new covenant, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old is ready to vanish away.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 316 :
O Living Bread from Heaven — Organ Audio

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1. O living Bread from heaven, 
How richly hast Thou fed Thy guest! 
The gifts Thou now hast given 
Have filled my heart with joy and rest. 
O wondrous food of blessing, 
O cup that heals our woes! 
My heart, this gift professing, 
In thankful songs o’erflows; 
For while the faith within me 
Was quickened by this food, 
My soul hath gazed upon Thee, 
My highest, only Good. 

2. My God, Thou here hast led me 
Within Thy temple’s holiest place 
And there Thyself hast fed me 
With all the treasures of Thy grace, 
Oh, boundless is Thy kindness, 
And righteous is Thy power, 
While I in sinful blindness 
Am erring hour by hour; 
And yet Thou com’st not spurning 
A sinner, Lord, like me! 
Thy grace and love returning, 
What gift have I for Thee? 

3. A heart that hath repented 
And mourns for sin with bitter sighs,– 
Thou, Lord, art well contented 
With this my only sacrifice. 
I know that in my weakness 
Thou wilt despise me not, 
But grant me in Thy meekness 
The blessing I have sought; 
Yes, Thou wilt hear with favor 
The song that now I raise, 
For meet and right ’tis ever 
That I should sing Thy praise. 

4. Grant what I have partaken 
May through Thy grace so work in me 
That sin be all forsaken 
And I may cleave alone to Thee 
And all my soul be heedful 
How I Thy love may know; 
For this alone is needful 
Thy love should in me glow. 
Then let no beauty ever, 
No joy, allure my heart, 
But what is Thine, my Savior, 
What Thou dost here impart. 

5. Oh, well for me that, strengthened 
With heavenly food and comfort here, 
Howe’er my course be lengthened, 
I now may serve Thee free from fear! 
Away, then, earthly pleasure! 
All earthly gifts are vain; 
I seek a heavenly treasure, 
My home I long to gain, 
My God, where I shall praise Thee, 
Where none my peace destroy, 
And where my soul shall raise Thee 
Glad songs in endless joy. 

Hymn: LSB 626 :
Come Let Us Eat — Organ Audio

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