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THE BIBLE COVENANTS CHART

Work your way through this chart, first looking up the references to the covenants in the Old Testament, and then considering the fulfilment of their characteristics by the New Covenant in Jesus Christ in the New Testament.  

COVENANT WITH

SCRIPTURES

CHARACTERISTICS

JESUS IN THE NEW COVENANT

NOAH

Gen.6:6,7,8 then 17,18 (whose idea was this covenant?) then 9:9,11-16.

a rescue from judgment

 

a new start as a result of God's mercy and Grace

(‘Grace found Noah’) (rainbow=’war-bow’ hung up = end of conflict)

Roms. 5:9 'Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him.'  

1 John 4:16,17 ‘God is love. …so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment

1 Pet.1:3 'In His great mercy He has given us new birth into a living hope'

ABRAHAM

Gen.12:2,3 then 15:1-7,18. God confirms the covenant in Gen.17:2,6-8.

(‘to be your God’)

 

a new people 

a new homeland

new life (Isaac) out of death and hopelessness  (Abraham's great age and Sarah's barren womb)

Luke 1:17 'to make ready a people prepared for the Lord'.**

Phil.3:20 'our citizenship is in heaven.  2 Pet.3:13

Eph.2:5 'dead  .... but made us alive even when we were dead in transgressions'

MOSES

Ex.2:24,25 then 6:2-8 then to Mount Sinai 19:5

God's own people

redeemed from slavery

 

1 Pet.2:10 'but now you are God's people' (Titus 2:14) **  

Roms.8:2 ‘set free  

Rom.6:6 'no longer slaves to sin' (Rom.8:2)

DAVID

2 Sam.7:1-5 then 11b-14a,16. 

Now Ps.89:3,4 then vs.28,29 and vs.35-37.

(covenant love = ‘steadfast love’ = ‘unfailing love’ Ps.6:4, 13:5; 21:7; 31:16; 32:10)

a new king

with an everlasting kingdom

 

we will live in security

John 18:37 'you are right in saying that I am a king'

2 Pet.1:11 'into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ'

John 10:28 'no-one can snatch them out of my hand'.

JEREMIAH

Jer.31:31-34 and 32:40

a new covenant

a new relationship

a new understanding

based on the foundation of the forgiveness of sins 'For  I will forgive ..' see also 33:8 (first mention of forgiveness of sins)

Luke 22:20 'my blood of the new covenant'

 

1 Thess.4:8 'God, who gives you the Holy Spirit.'

 

1 John 5:20 'The Son of God has given us understanding, so that we know him who is true - '

 

Col.2:13 'He forgave us all our sins.' (Luke 1:77, 3:3)

 

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