By Michael C. Mack
1. If you could develop a “new and improved” version of something, what would it be? (Warning: People are unacceptable responses!) What are the limitations of the old version? What would you change?
Read Jeremiah 31:31-37.
2. Identify each of the “I will” statements. In your own words, what does God promise he will do?
3. What differences do you see between the old and the new covenant?
4. Why was there a need for a new covenant? (What were the limitations of the old covenant? Which party is to blame for not keeping the terms of the old covenant?)
5. If you were Indiana Jones, looking for the location of God’s law under the new covenant, where would you look? What significance does that hold for you personally?
6. What relationship-imbued words do you see in this passage? What does each one indicate about God’s intentions for us?
7. Read Luke 22:19, 20. How does Jesus’ death make this new covenant possible?
8. It’s more possible for the sun to stop shining or for you to measure the universe than it is for God to ever give up on you. How fully do you believe that?
Michael Mack is the author of 16 small group books and discussion guides. He also leads church training events and consults with churches through his ministry, Small Group Leadership (www.smallgroupleadership.com).