Lesson 13 Review: The New Covenant Life

Introduction Memory Text: “ ‘I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly’ “ (John 10:10). The new covenant is not just about a reward that comes at a far end after we must have done certain things. The rewards of the new covenant are here and now; it is a major part of our lives. Why should we not go by our…

Lesson 12 Review: Covenant Faith

Introduction Memory Text: “But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, the just shall live by faith” (Gal 3:11). We as Christians have suffered because of our sinfulness, however unlike Odysseus, we do not win salvation with these sufferings rather with the grace of God only. How were we ransomed from sin? We were ransomed from sin by the precious…

Lesson 11 Review: New Covenant Sanctuary

Introduction Memory Text: “Therefore he is the mediator of a new covenant, so that those who are called may receive the promised eternal inheritance” (Heb 9:15, RSV). The Israelite sanctuary was a shadow of the real one, which is the new covenant sanctuary. Just as Frank was realized by a passer-by simply because of the similarities He had with his brother so is the earthly sanctuary similar to that of…

Lesson 10 Review: The New Covenant

Introduction Memory Text: “ ‘Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Judah’ “ (Jer 31:31, RSV). The new covenant is nothing so different from the old covenant, the covenant basis, the conditions and the promises are the same. Just like a box of detergent having a “New” inscribed on the side but the word, “New” is the only…

Lesson 9 Review: Covenant Sign

Introduction Memory Text: “Wherefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath, to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations, for a perpetual covenant” (Exodus 31:16). The Sabbath is the sign of the covenant we have with Christ. The covenant reminds us of God’s covenant. As the Sabbath is a constant event, the covenant will always remain and be remembered. What is the origin of the Sabbath? The origin of the…

Lesson 8 Review: Covenant Law

Introduction Memory Text: “Know therefore that the Lord your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments” (Deu 7:9, NIV). God’s law is a safe, firm path through the treacherous swamp of human existence. We can never go astray when we abide by God’s word. What was the purpose of Israel’s election?…

Lesson 7 Review: Covenant at Sinai

Introduction Memory Text: “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself” (Exodus 19:4, RSV). Israel had a great privilege of drinking from the wells of salvation just as the boy drank a large glass of milk, something He was not accustomed to. This salvation is only a result of divine grace. What illustrations explain how the…

Lesson 6 Review: Abraham’s Seed

Introduction Memory Text: “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should show forth the praises of Him who hath called you out of darkness into His marvelous light” (1 Peter 2:9). Ancient Israel was meant to be like the clock in the jeweler’s window to the world, they were the strategic bridge-land between Asia, Europe and Africa. However, as the…

Lesson 5 Review: Children of the Promise

Introduction Memory Text: “Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world” (Mat 28:20). The little girl who went out to swim received a message from her father that if she gets tired, she should turn on her back to float. The father also promised Her that He would come back for her, and also assured her that she could float on water for even a…

Lesson 4 Review: An Everlasting Covenant

Introduction Memory Text: “ ’I[God] will establish my covenant between me and you [Abraham] and your descendants after you throughout their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and to your descendants after you’ “ (Genesis 17:7, RSV). The Lord was not going to leave the world to perish in sin and so He established a covenant with His faithful servant, Abram so that through him He…