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Sunday, July 31, 2022-Jesus in Exodus-'A Personal Invitation to Commune with God'

Exodus 24:1-11

Christ Revealed in God’s Covenants

Sunday, July 31, 2022


Scripture: Then he said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar. Moses alone shall come near to the LORD, but the others shall not come near, and the people shall not come up with him.” Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD and all the rules. And all the people answered with one voice and said, “All the words that the LORD has spoken we will do.” And Moses wrote down all the words of the LORD. He rose early in the morning and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel. And he sent young men of the people of Israel, who offered burnt offerings and sacrificed peace offerings of oxen to the LORD. And Moses took half of the blood and put it in basins, and half of the blood he threw against the altar. Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient.” And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words.” Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness. And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God and ate and drank. (Exodus 24:1–11).


Main Point: God wants to establish an unbreakable covenant of communion with you through the blood of Jesus Christ. Background: In the Bible, God established seven covenants with His people.


i. The Creation Covenant (Genesis 2:15-17)

ii. The Adamic Covenant (Genesis 3:15-21).

iii. The Noahic Covenant (Genesis 8:20-22)

iv. The Abrahamic Covenant (Genesis 15:17- 21)

v. The Mosaic Covenant (Exodus 24)

vi. The Davidic Covenant (1 Samuel 16:5ff)

vii. The New Covenant (Matthew 26:26-28).


I. God’s covenants start with worship. “Then he said to Moses, “Come up to the LORD, you and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel, and worship from afar” (Exodus 24:1).


II. God’s covenants involve obedience. “Moses came and told the people all the words of the LORD and all the rules. And all the people answered with one voice and said, ‘All the words that the LORD has spoken we will do’” (Exodus 24:3).


III. God’s covenants require personal faith. “Then he took the Book of the Covenant and read it in the hearing of the people. And they said, “All that the LORD has spoken we will do, and we will be obedient” (Exodus 24:6).


IV. God’s covenants are sealed with sacrificial blood. “And Moses took the blood and threw it on the people and said, “Behold the blood of the covenant that the LORD has made with you in accordance with all these words” (Exodus 24:8).


V. God’s covenants bring divine revelation. “Then Moses and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel went up, and they saw the God of Israel. There was under his feet as it were a pavement of sapphire stone, like the very heaven for clearness” (Exodus 24:9-10).


VI. God’s covenants produce an eternal pardon and communion with God. “And he did not lay his hand on the chief men of the people of Israel; they beheld God and ate and drank.” (Exodus 24:11).


Conclusion: Every time we share the Lord’s Supper, we are reenacting when Jesus made His final New Testament covenant with us. “In the same way also he took the cup, after supper, saying, ‘This cup is the new covenant in my blood. Do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of me.’ For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until he comes. (1 Corinthians 11:25–26).


Challenge: Have you entered in your covenant with the Lord, and are you walking in sweet communion with Jesus Christ?


Invitation: Enter a covenant relationship with Christ, make Him the center of your life, and promise what the elders of Israel promised, “Everything the Lord said I will do.”

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