HopeSS: Christ, the Law and the Covenants


You can view a discussion of the current lesson in the Hope Sabbath School class led by Pastor Derek Morris. (Adobe Flash Player version.) A Youtube version of this week’s lesson at Hope Sabbath School is below. You can download the video, the MP3 audio, and the lesson outline from the HopeTV Sabbath School Site. … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Study: Christ, the Law and the Covenants


Further Study: For more information on this week’s topic, read Ellen G. White, The Covenant of Grace, p. 131-137, in God’s Amazing Grace. “This same covenant was renewed to Abraham in the promise, In thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed. Gen. 22:18. This promise pointed to Christ. So Abraham understood … [Click to read more …]

Ask the Author: Christ, the Law and the Covenants

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Does the new covenant nullify all others? Are all nations no longer blessed through Abraham’s seed? Find out what the Sabbath School author has to say on this week’s edition of “Ask the Author.” You can view the same video on YouTube if you prefer. Like(6) … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: Covenant Benefits

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(Eph. 2:6) In many instances people can experience the promises of a covenant before all the terms are even met. For instance, a person purchasing a home has the opportunity to live in the home before it is paid for. Or a citizen enjoys the public services offered by the government before he has even … [Click to read more …]

Wednesday: The Covenant and the Gospel

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(Heb. 9:15-22) There were strong consequences for violating certain biblical covenants. Yahweh warned Abraham that any male who was not circumcised would be cut off from the chosen (Gen. 17:14), and a litany of curses was directed toward those who refused to abide by the terms of the Sinai covenant (Deut. 27:11-26). Ultimately, those who … [Click to read more …]

10: The Law and the Covenants – Lesson Plan


Key Thought : Both the Old and New Covenants are a restatement of the covenant of grace in which salvation is given to sinners through faith in Christ’s atoning sacrifice. [Lesson plan for Christ, the Law and the Covenants June 2, 2014] 1. Have a volunteer read Genesis 9:12-17. a. Ask class members to share a … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: Tablet of the Covenant

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Although a covenant is based on promises, there are usually conditions to meet before the promises are fulfilled. The Abrahamic covenant involved the circumcision of all males who were either born to Abraham or his descendants. When Yahweh covenanted with Israel, He personally engraved the requirements for the relationship on tablets of stone (Deut. 9:8-11). … [Click to read more …]

Monday: Covenant Promises

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Covenants are based on promises. In fact, it is possible to use the two terms interchangeably. Of course, when a covenant is made, it is expected that the person who makes the promise (covenant) has the ability to deliver what is promised (covenanted). In the Old Testament, some covenants were local and limited affairs (see, … [Click to read more …]