Listen to the mp3 audio: Hebrews 8, December 19, 2004
What's wrong with the Old Covenant that we need a new one? Did God make a mistake that he needed a New Covenant to replace the Old one? Perhaps it was just outdated and needed some modernizing? A covenant is a pact between two parties both of which must keep their part. Guess who failed to keep their part. I'll give you a hint, it wasn't God. Turns out the Israelites were not even capable of keeping their part of the bargain. They did not have what it took (Deut 29:4). What they needed was a willing heart and spiritual eyes to see the truth. That is what the New Covenant is all about (Jer 31:31), it is one which gives us a new heart and the Holy Spirit as an indwelling helper.