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Introduction to the Biblical Covenants

Tony Garland
Tony Garland

These presentations provide an overview of important Biblical covenants and their significance in the plan of God. An understanding of the covenants is foundational for understanding the teachings of Jesus and the New Testament writers concerning God's continuing work in history. This series of messages was taught at Mabana Chapel in February/March of 2008. [4 hours, 38 minutes]

(Also available on DVD1-20120121.).

SessionDescription
01 Noahic Covenant Noahic Covenant
An introduction to the Biblical covenants and an overview of the covenant God made with Noah following the global flood (Gen. 9:9-17).
[51 minutes]
02 Abrahamic Covenant Abrahamic Covenant
God makes a covenant with a man named Abram who later becomes Abraham, the father of the Jews. This unilateral covenant, including promises concerning a land, a seed, and a blessing, is the fountainhead out of which flow the Land Covenant, the Davidic Covenant, and the New Covenant (Gen. 12:1-3; 15; 17).
[39 minutes]
03 Mosaic Covenant Mosaic Covenant
At Mount Sinai, God gave the law, including the Ten Commandments, through Moses. Although Israel ratified a bilateral covenant with God promising to uphold His law, the nation subsequently broke the covenant by failing to keep the law. (Ex. 24:1-8; Jer. 31:31-34)
[49 minutes]
04 Land Covenant Land Covenant
Prior to crossing the Jordon into the promised land, Moses reviews the law originally given to Israel at Mt. Sinai and makes a covenant with the new generation. This covenant develops the promise of land originally given to Abram and elaborates on the conditions Israel must meet to continue in the land. The history of the Jews can be better understood in light of the blessings and curses which God set forth as conditions for her occupation of the land. (Deu. 29; 30)
[49 minutes]
05 Davidic Covenant Davidic Covenant
God makes a covenant with King David promising an eternal house, throne, and kingdom. The covenant finds fulfillment in the eternal God-man Jesus Christ, the Son of David, who will one day return to earth to reign on David's throne. (2 Samuel 7:8-16; 1 Chronicles 17:10-15)
[45 minutes]
06 New Covenant New Covenant
During the Last Supper, Jesus referred to the cup which He shared with His disciples as 'My blood of the new covenant' (Mat. 26:26-28). How were these words understood by His listeners? Jesus was alluding to an often-overlooked passage from the Old Testament prophet Jeremiah explaining the scope and purpose of the New Covenant. (Jeremiah 31:31; Matthew 26:26-28)
[45 minutes]

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