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Short Sermon by Pastor Dr Ng Swee Ming during Watch Night Covenant Service

Short Sermon by Pastor Dr Ng Swee Ming during Watch Night Covenant Service

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  • 1. Covenant
  • 2. USES of SALT  Stain remover  Smell remover  Weed killer  Fire extinguisher  Prevent ants  Coffee enhancer...
  • 3. A covenant is a contract or agreement between two or more parties.Covenant is how God has chosen • to communicate with us and • to make His Promises to usOur Bible is a “covenant document” - The OT NT are really Old & New Covenants.The Latin word for covenant is "TESTAMENT"
  • 4.  Many different Covenants in the Bible With every COVENANT that God makes He gives a visible sign or symbol, possibly as a reminder :  to man &  to Himself
  • 5. Noahic Covenant (Gen 9:8-17)With NoahHe used arainbow
  • 6. Abrahamic Covenant (Gen 12-17)•Gen 17:9-14•God gave the sign of circumcision
  • 7. Mosaic Covenant (Exo 19-34)•With Moses He gave the 10 Commandments carved on tablets of stone
  • 8. 2 Sam 7Prophet Nathan & King David A House for the Lord An enduring Kingship
  • 9. • Read 2 Chronicles 13:1-18• 2 Chro 13:5 Dont you know that the Lord, the God of Israel, has given the kingship of Israel to David and his descendants forever by a COVENANT OF SALT?• God gave SALT as a sign / symbol.
  • 10. Covenant of Saltit is mentioned TWO OTHER times in scripture.• Lev 2:13“And every offering of your grain offering you shall season with salt; you shall not allow the salt of the covenant of your God to be lacking from your grain offering. With all your offerings you shall offer salt.”
  • 11. Covenant of Salt• Numbers 18:19“All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to the LORD, I have given to you and your sons and daughters with you as an ordinance forever; it is a covenant of salt forever before the LORD with you and your descendants with you.”
  • 12. Jesus taught in Matt 5:13 "You are the salt of the earth.
  • 13. Mark 9 ....49 Everyone will be salted with fire.50 "Salt is good, but if it loses its saltiness, how can you make it salty again? (Matt 5:13; Lk 14:34) Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with each other."
  • 14. Paul in Col 4:6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, SEASONED WITH SALT, so that you may know how to answer everyone.
  • 15. “New Covenant”Luke 22 - Jesus at the Last Supper1 Cor 11 – Paul re-iterating...Heb 9 & 12 - Christ is the mediator The Sign : Bread & Wine
  • 16. Jer 31:31 & 331 "The time is coming," declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah.”33 "This is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after that time," declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds and write it on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people.”
  • 17. Paraphrase Jer 31:31-3331 “2013 is coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a NEW COVENANT with the house of SSMC.33 "This is the covenant I will make with the house of SSMC for 2013," declares the Lord.“ I will put my LAW in their MINDS and write it on their HEARTS. I will be THEIR GOD, and they will be MY PEOPLE.”
  • 18. “Covenant of Salt”“Lord, I renew my COVENANT with you for thecoming year, 2013.Help me Lord to be your SALT in the world –• preserving righteousness, peace & love,• giving Godly flavor wherever I am and• causing a Godly thirst to those in need of a Savior.Lord, season my tongue with SALT to be ever-ready to testify about you to all who will hear.In faith I make this COVENANT, Amen”