The Gospel in the Old Testament
we have looked at the curse, we have seen a catastrophe, and last week we looked at the confusion. Today we are going to look at the Covenant.
Remember the devil is no opposed to religion, in fact the opposite is true, he much rather have a
Read first account from book page 41 read!! Talks about it having death.
Transition to Abraham-
Get personal- Has the Spirit of God ever moved on you like this? Have you ever had that special time with the Lord where He breathes on you.
Where He changes you? Have you had those times when you were not just responding but you were being summoned by the Almighty.
You see when God changed the name He changed the heart.
He went from having an orphan mentality and just always surnving and plotting and scheming to a prince mentality where he knew who he was in Christ and who He belonged to.
Covenant of Grace/ God chose
A. The Promise
First of all, I want you to notice the promise in the first three verses. The Bible says that God is going to make a covenant, in verse 2, between God and Abraham. (Genesis 17:2) And as we can study in other places in the Bible, and can even see here, it is an unbreakable covenant. It is an unchangeable covenant. It is an immutable covenant. It is a promise that will last unconditionally. Sometimes God makes promises that are conditional promises. That is, God says, “If you’ll do this, I’ll do that; if you don’t do this, I won’t do that.” But this is an unconditional covenant promise that God has made.
Nothing in my hand I bring,
Simply to the cross I cling.
—AUGUSTUS M. TOPLADY
You see, and if by grace, it’s no longer works, otherwise work is no more work; and, if by work, no more grace, otherwise grace is no more grace. This is what the Bible says. You can’t mix grace and works, so the only way that grace can be grace is through faith—the only way that grace can be grace.
I. A Special Person
A. His Birth Was Prophesied
B. He Was Born of a Miracle
C. His Birthday Was Preset
D. He Was Named Before He Was Born
E. He Was His Father’s Beloved Son
II. A Specific Place
III. A Solemn Purpose
IV. A Sacred Promise