Northwood Community Church
Sunday, September 18, 2022
Covenant Potential and Purpose, Deuteronomy 28:1-14, Rory Dardich
Locations & Times
  • 2295 McMullen Booth Rd, Clearwater, FL 33759, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
God wants a people for _______________ that will love, _______________ and _______________ him to the world.
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 (NLT)
1 “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the world. 2 You will experience all these blessings if you obey the Lord your God: 3 Your towns and your fields will be blessed. 4 Your children and your crops will be blessed. The offspring of your herds and flocks will be blessed. 5 Your fruit baskets and breadboards will be blessed. 6 Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will be blessed. 7 “The Lord will conquer your enemies when they attack you. They will attack you from one direction, but they will scatter from you in seven! 8 “The Lord will guarantee a blessing on everything you do and will fill your storehouses with grain. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you. 9 “If you obey the commands of the Lord your God and walk in his ways, the Lord will establish you as his holy people as he swore he would do. 10 Then all the nations of the world will see that you are a people claimed by the Lord, and they will stand in awe of you. 11 “The Lord will give you prosperity in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, blessing you with many children, numerous livestock, and abundant crops. 12 The Lord will send rain at the proper time from his rich treasury in the heavens and will bless all the work you do. You will lend to many nations, but you will never need to borrow from them. 13 If you listen to these commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today, and if you carefully obey them, the Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you will always be on top and never at the bottom. 14 You must not turn away from any of the commands I am giving you today, nor follow after other gods and worship them.
I. God makes a _______________ _______________ with Israel. (v.1-14)
II. God offers _______________ _______________ that is never realized. (v.1-14)
III. God _______________ a new _______________ and creates a new _______________. (Jeremiah 31:31-34, Hebrews 8-10)
Jeremiah 31:31-34 (NLT)
31 “The day is coming,” says the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and Judah. 32 This covenant will not be like the one I made with their ancestors when I took them by the hand and brought them out of the land of Egypt. They broke that covenant, though I loved them as a husband loves his wife,” says the Lord. 33 “But this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel after those days,” says the Lord. “I will put my instructions deep within them, and I will write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 34 And they will not need to teach their neighbors, nor will they need to teach their relatives, saying, ‘You should know the Lord.’ For everyone, from the least to the greatest, will know me already,” says the Lord. “And I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”
IV. APPLICATION (how is God calling you to respond?)...
(Galatians 6:15-16; Ephesians 2:14-18, 3:10; 1 Peter 2:9-12; Matthew 5:14-16; John 13:34-35, 17:23b; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:18-21; Revelation 5:9-10)
Questions for Reflection
1. In what ways are you still essentially thinking or functioning like you must obey God to earn his favor?
2. What about the new covenant makes you want to celebrate, sing and proclaim? Do you do so?
3. What steps can you take to personally be a more active and effective ambassador of the gospel and God’s kingdom?
4. In what ways can we help each other to be the beacon “city on a hill” pointing to Jesus that God adopted us to be as a church?
Next Week’s Passage: Acts 6:8-8:3