Session 2--lesson 7
The New Covenant 新约
Conversation in English: 英语对话：
John: What is wrong? You look sad.
Mary: I found out my best friend is gossiping about me.
John: How does that make you feel?
Mary: I feel very hurt and betrayed. I really trusted her.
John: It makes me think of how God must feel when we turn away from him.
Mary: You are right. And he knows how I feel inside right now.
John: And remember he forgave us all for turning away from him.
Mary: Yes. When I think of that I know I can forgive my best friend.
John: I will pray for you and your friend.
Opening Prayer: Psalm 51: 7-12
开始的祷告： 诗篇51: 7-12
Memory verse: Jeremiah 31:34
Read Acts 7:37-43 Stephen reminds his listeners of how their fathers turned to idols
The Old Covenant 旧约
Moses had received the law from God. This law set God’s people apart as their own nation. We saw the beautiful celebration of their covenant agreement – you will see in Jeremiah today that this was actually like a marriage promise between God and his people.
Read Exodus 32:1-6 What did Moses’ brother Aaron agree to do for the people while Moses was on the mountain with God? Why does this surprise you?
Exodus 32: 7-10 What did God tell Moses he wants to do? Notice in verse 7 God says “your” people - not “my” people. He is showing Moses how much the people have hurt his heart.
出埃及记32: 7-10 神告诉摩西他要做什么？注意第7节神说“你的”百姓不是“我的”百姓。他向摩西表明这些百姓多么让他伤心。
Exodus 32: 11-12 What does Moses ask God to do? God allowed Moses to experience the love that was in his heart.
出埃及记32: 11-12 摩西要神做什么？神允许摩西体验他心中的爱。
Who is at the right hand of God today praying for his mercy to be on us? (Romans 8: 34)
Exodus 32: 13-14 Moses quotes God’s promise back to him. God loves for us to remember his promises to us and pray them to him. Can you think of some promises God has given you that comfort you?
出埃及记32: 13-14 摩西引用神的应许来回应他。神对我们的爱，想起他对我们的应许。摩西向神恳求他的应许。你能想起一些神给你的，使你得到安慰的应许吗？
How did God react to Moses ’prayer?
Exodus 32: 15-21 What did Moses do when he went down from the mountain and actually saw the idol worship of the Israelites?
出埃及记32: 15-21 当摩西下了山，真的看到以色列民拜偶像时，他做了什么？
Who had engraved the stone tablets? v. 16
Exodus 32: 22-35 What is the consequence of their sin in verse 28 and verse 35? Just imagine how much God loved his people – like a father and like a Bridegroom. When they worshiped an idol it was the same to God as a wife committing adultery against her husband or a child running away from home.
出埃及记32: 22-35 在28和35节里他们的罪的后果是什么？只要想象神多么爱他的子民——就像一位父亲和一位新郎。当他们拜偶像时，对神而言，就如一个妻子背叛自己的丈夫或是一个孩子离家出走一样。
What God want his people to know by punishing them for their idolatry? Who took the punishment of hell for all people?
We are tempted also to worship idols. Our idols are not golden calves – but what could they be?
Read Jeremiah 31:31-33 In what phrase do you see the Father relationship of God to his people?
In what phrase do you see the husband relationship of God to his people?
What is the new covenant that God is promising his people? How did God keep his promise?
How did God show his new covenant love to the Israelites with Moses?
Matthew 26:27-29 This is the fulfillment of the promise of a new covenant!
Closing Prayer and your prayer requests: Thank you Jesus for the new covenant of your blood that washes away all my sin. Please let me remember your forgiving love when I am tempted to turn away from you. Amen.
Homework: Acts 7: 44-49; Exodus 40:34-38; 1 Kings 6-7 for your own reading; 1 Kings 8 for class next week
家庭作业：阅读使徒行传7: 44-49; 出埃及记40:34-38;列王记上6-7；列王记上8是下周的课后阅读作业