Covenant

{COVENANT OF GOD}

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{NEW COVENANT}
  1. Both Jews and Greeks - {PDF Copy- (The equality of Jews and Gentiles before God is pivotal to Romans. Members of either group stand or fall before Him on the same basis)
  2. His Incomparable Covenant - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus inaugurated the superior New Covenant through his Death and Resurrection, rendering the old covenant obsolete – Hebrews 8:6-13)
  3. Priest Forever - {PDF Copy} - (His priesthood is superior since it rests on his endless resurrection life and God’s oath, the priest after the order of Melchizedek – Psalm 110:4)
  4. The Promise of the Father - {PDF Copy} - (With the outpouring of the Spirit on Pentecost, the blessings for all nations promised to Abraham have commenced)
  5. The Spirit of Life - {PDF Copy} - (The Spirit of God imparts life, especially the everlasting life of which the Gift of the Spirit is the First Fruits, foretaste, and guarantee)
  6. The Blessing of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (The Gift of the Spirit is one of God’s covenant promises and his ways of blessing all Nations in Abraham’s Seed)
  7. One Spirit, One People - {PDF Copy} - (By his death and resurrection, Jesus formed one covenant community - One New Man - based on faith in him, not ethnicity or nationality – Ephesians 2:11-22)
  8. Blessing Kings and Nations - {PDF Copy} - (The promise to bless all nations in Abraham culminates in the vast multitude of the Redeemed that will inhabit New Jerusalem)
  9. These Last Days - {PDF Copy} - (The era of the Levitical priesthood terminated with the arrival of the word in God’s Son, Jesus Christ, our High Priest forevermore)
  10. Son of Abraham - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus is the Son of Abraham and the heir of the promises, the One who fulfills and implements the inheritance for his people)
  11. Salvation for All! - {PDF Copy- (The Good News announced by Jesus of Nazareth offers salvation and life to men and women of every nation and people)

{THE LAW}
  1. The Greater Lawgiver - {PDF Copy- (Jesus is the Greater Moses who interprets the Law and the Prophets and brings the promises to fulfillment)
  2. The Law and Prophets - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus came to fulfill all the things that were promised and foreshadowed in the Hebrew Scriptures, the Law and the Prophets)
  3. Jesus and Tradition - {PDF Copy} - (Jesus undermined the religious rationale for dietary restrictions. With the Messiah’s arrival, the old rituals lost their relevance)
  4. Lord of Sabbath - {PDF Copy} - (In response to Jewish religious leaders, Jesus demonstrated that he was Lord even of the Sabbath Day - Mark 2:23-3:6)
  5. Authority over Ritual Purity  - {PDF Copy} - (The touch of Jesus cleansed a leper, and the forbidden contact did not render him unclean)
  6. Food and Calendars - {PDF Copy} - (Paul argues for tolerance in the church on food regulations and the observation of holy days – The shadows now find their fulfillment in Jesus)
  7. Rudimentary Things - {PDF Copy} - (The Messianic Age dawned in Jesus, and calendrical rituals and other Levitical regulations belong to the old order)

{IN GALATIA}
  1. Conflict in Galatia - {PDF Copy} - (The key issue in Galatia was whether Gentiles must be circumcised and keep some, at least, of the deeds required by the Torah)
  2. Even An Angel - {PDF Copy} - (Paul warned the Galatians not to heed any Gospel that deviated from the one preached by him - even if it came from an angel)
  3. One in Christ Jesus - {PDF Copy} - (Returning to the custodianship of the Law would mean rebuilding the wall of separation between Jews and Gentiles)

Grain Harvest - Photo by Jonas Zürcher on Unsplash
[Photo by Jonas Zürcher on Unsplash]



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