This quarter will teach how Jesus fulfilled the Law in the sense that it was given full meaning. Jesus emphasized the deep, underlying messages of the Gospel and this same message is continued through the Apostle Paul and the writer of Hebrews. Relationships of faith empower us to live the covenant and spread the Gospel message.
UNIT 1 • A Fulfilled Covenant
In four sessions, this unit reveals a new sign of the covenant for Jewish and Gentile believers, as recorded in Matthew, Mark, Luke, Hebrews, and Colossians. During the celebration of the Passover, Jesus explained to the disciples that He would initiate a new covenant through His death. Paul explains that the sign of the covenant is now a relationship of the heart between God and God’s people, not circumcision.
Lesson 1: June 2, 2019
Jesus Institutes the New Covenant
Mark 14:17–24; Hebrews 8:6–7, 10–12
People often make promises to one another seeking lasting, committed relationships. How can one be assured that a relationship will last? In Mark and Hebrews, Jesus is affirmed as the one through whom God’s new everlasting covenant is fulfilled.
Lesson 2: June 9, 2019
Jesus Seals the New Covenant
Mark 15:6–15, 25–26, 33–39
All personal relationships encounter problems that result in division and strife. Who can heal the breaches and restore harmony? Mark describes how Jesus’ crucifixion forges a new covenant and reconciles God and humankind.