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Beginnings is a series of sermons from the Pentateuch that seeks to provide a foundation for all faith and study by emphasizing its teachings concerning the covenants, and the one who eventually fulfills those covenants, Jesus Christ.

Biblical Covenants are agreements between God and His people that define the terms of their relationships.

Biblical Covenants include the following:

  • Adam/Creation
  • Noah/Creation
  • Abraham/Descendants
  • Moses/Israelites
  • David/Descendants
  • New Covenant

Biblical Covenants:

  • Conduct the redemption plan of God.
  • Reveal God, His will, and His purposes.
  • Form the framework of the Bible.
  • Find their fulfillment in Jesus Christ

Mankind’s Relationship to God: We are the image of God, which speaks of Sonship.

Mankind’s Relationship to Creation: We are made in his likeness in that we have dominion over the earth.

Expectations of these relationships include loyalty, love, obedience, and trust.

One specific condition of the covenant is the following: Do not eat of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil or you will die.  Genesis 2:16-17. But nevertheless, “She took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her, and he ate.”

The success of Jesus Christ is that he stayed perfectly obedient to God even through the suffering of the cross. See Hebrews 2:10-18; Romans 5:12-21; Philippians 2:5-11.

In Adam we have

  • Trespass
  • Judgment
  • Condemnation
  • Sin
  • Death

But in Jesus Christ we have

  • Obedience
  • Grace
  • Justification
  • Righteousness
  • Life

Repent and Trust in Jesus Christ

  • John 3:7, “Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’”
  • See also Romans 10:9-13

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