A Study of Covenants in the Bible v

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A Study of Covenants in the Bible

A Study of Covenants in the Bible

v Definition – Covenant q Hebrew Ø Strong’s, in the sense of cutting, a

v Definition – Covenant q Hebrew Ø Strong’s, in the sense of cutting, a compact: § confederacy, covenant, league. BDB, covenant, alliance, pledge Greek Ø Strong’s, a disposition, a contract. Ø Thayer Definition: Ø q § 1) a disposition, the last disposition which one makes of his earthly possessions after his death, a testament or will § 2) a compact, a covenant, a testament

v Gen 2: 16 -17, God - Adam v Gen 8: 20 -22, God

v Gen 2: 16 -17, God - Adam v Gen 8: 20 -22, God - Noah q Gen 9: 8 -17, Confirming v Gen 15: 7 -18, God - Abraham q Land Promise v Gen 17: 10 -14, God - Abraham q Circumcision v Gen 31, Jacob - Laban

v Ex 24: 3 -8, God – Israel q Old Testament (Covenant) q Jer

v Ex 24: 3 -8, God – Israel q Old Testament (Covenant) q Jer 34: 12 -17, Israel Transgressed

v Men Enters into Covenants q Men are co-equals and negotiate covenants q Bilateral

v Men Enters into Covenants q Men are co-equals and negotiate covenants q Bilateral Covenant v God Establishes Covenants q Unilateral Covenants! q Men are not on same standing as God q Job 38 -41, God is creator, who can challenge him! Ø Job 38: 4, Job 40: 1 -2

v A New Covenant Prophesied q Jer 31: 31 -34, Covenant of Forgiveness q

v A New Covenant Prophesied q Jer 31: 31 -34, Covenant of Forgiveness q Ezek 34: 20 -31, Covenant of Peace Prophesied q Zech 9: 9 -13, Covenant of Salvation

v The “Old” Replaced q q q Heb 8: 8, found fault, need for

v The “Old” Replaced q q q Heb 8: 8, found fault, need for a new covenant Heb 8: 13, new covenant, old vanish away Heb 9: 15, Jesus Mediator of the New Testament Heb 12: 24, Jesus Mediator of the New Covenant II Cor 3: 6, Paul minister of New Testament Gal 3: 17, Covenant Abraham supersedes Covenant to Israel

v A Better Covenant q Heb 7: 22, Jesus made a better q Heb

v A Better Covenant q Heb 7: 22, Jesus made a better q Heb 8: 6 -9, Jesus is the mediator of better q Heb 10: 14 -18, Remission of Sins q Heb 12: 24, Jesus mediator of new q Heb 13: 20 -21, Blood of Everlasting Covenant

v Memorial of the Covenant “The Lord’s Supper” q q Mt 26: 28, Jesus

v Memorial of the Covenant “The Lord’s Supper” q q Mt 26: 28, Jesus Institutes the “Lords Supper” Analogies between Moses and Jesus

v Blood of the New Covenant q Mt 26: 28, Jesus Institutes the “Lords

v Blood of the New Covenant q Mt 26: 28, Jesus Institutes the “Lords Supper” Ø I Cor 11: 25, Paul Teaching on the Lords Supper q Gen 15: 7 -18, God’s Covenant to Abraham q Ex 24: 3 -8, God’s Covenant to Israel Ø Heb 9: 16 -21, recounted Ø Jer 34: 12 -22, Israel failed

In Summary v God’s New Covenant is Unilateral q Job 38 -41, God is

In Summary v God’s New Covenant is Unilateral q Job 38 -41, God is creator, who can challenge him! Ø Job 38: 4, Job 40: 1 -2 v God’s New Covenant is for All Mankind q I Tim 2: 4, God would have that all men be saved

In Summary v God’s Old Covenant(s) have been Replace q Heb v God’s New

In Summary v God’s Old Covenant(s) have been Replace q Heb v God’s New Covenant is Better q I Tim 2: 4, God would have that all men be saved

In Summary v God’s New Covenant is Signed in Jesus’ Blood q q q

In Summary v God’s New Covenant is Signed in Jesus’ Blood q q q Mt 26: 26 -28, Lords Supper I Pet 1: 18 -19, Redeemed with precious blood of Christ Heb 10: 29, Of how much sorer punishment… v God’s New Covenant Realized q Rev 21: 1 -4, word pictures of Heaven