Friday: Inside Story – Cry of the Kalahari: Part 2
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Deer at Edge of Woods

The desert sun streamed down mercilessly as the little man crept forward with his bow. From his thin, wrinkled appearance one might suppose he was in his seventies, but his body was accustomed to the scarcity of food and water, and his reflexes were lightning fast. Steeped in the accumulated wisdom of his ancestors, he … [Click to read more …]

Friday: Further Thought – The Covenant
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Rainbow Across Blue Sky

As we saw, the Bible teaches that the rainbow is a sign of God’s covenantal promise never to destroy the earth by water again. Sure, thanks to science, we now know that a rainbow occurs when sunlight is both refracted and reflected in drops of water, dispersing the light at various angles. Light enters a … [Click to read more …]

Thursday: The New Covenant – Part 2
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Given for You

The prophecy of Jeremiah about the new covenant contains a double application: first, it refers to Israel’s return to God and His bringing them home; second, it refers to the work of Jesus the Messiah, whose death ratified the covenant and would change the relationship between humans and God. It’s in the New Covenant that … [Click to read more …]

HopeSS: The Covenant
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Hope Sabbath School

You can view an in-depth discussion of “The Covenant” 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 …]

Wednesday: The New Covenant – Part 1
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God's Law

Read Jeremiah 31:31-34. What do these texts mean both in their immediate context and in ours today? Jeremiah uttered these words amid the greatest crisis the people had yet faced: the coming Babylonian invasion, when the nation was threatened with all but certain extinction. Here again, however, as in other places, the Lord offered them … [Click to read more …]

Tuesday: The Covenant at Sinai
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Israel Assembled at Mt Sinai

How was the covenant made between Israel and God at Mount Sinai? Exodus 24:1-18 Moses and some leaders went to Mount Sinai. These leaders included Aaron and his two sons, who represented the priests; and the 70 elders and leaders, who represented the nation. The men accompanying Moses had to stop from afar, but Moses was … [Click to read more …]

Monday: The Covenant With Abraham
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Abraham descendants as stars

Read Genesis 12:1-3, Genesis 15:1-5, Genesis 17:1-14. What do these texts tell us about what the Lord intended to do through the covenant He made with Abraham? The Abrahamic covenant of grace is fundamental to the entire course of salvation history. That’s why Paul used it to help explain the plan of salvation as it … [Click to read more …]

Sabbath: The Covenant
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Image © Lars Justinen Goosalt.com

Read for This Week’s Study: Gen. 9:1-17; Gen. 12:1-3; Gal. 3:6-9, Gal. 3:15-18; Exodus 24:1-18; Jer. 31:31-34; 1 Cor. 11:24-26. Memory Text: ‘The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah’ (Jeremiah 31:31, NIV). Although the Bible speaks of covenants … [Click to read more …]

10: Christ, the Law and the Covenants – Hit the Mark
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Rainbow (300x233)

prom•ise: an express assurance on which expectation is based. From the moment man found himself in trouble, God has come beside humanity with a promise of remediation. No crime has been too large, no offence to great. It has always been about the promise. To Adam, who had unleashed the curse of death on mankind, … [Click to read more …]