Havelock Community Missionary
Baptist Church
The Covenants of Scripture
Pastor: Dwayne Shy Sr.
Covenant Defined:
Covenants come in several forms….for specific reasons
A covenant can be identified as a:
Treaty
Contract
Pact
Promise
A binding agreement
Covenant Defined:
Covenants pertain to relationship. A connection exists here.
Different forms or types of covenants are:
Marriage
Business
Membership
Financial
Divine
Covenant Defined:
Fact about relationships:
A relationship is a connection. It is a significant
connection or the state of being related to someone
or something else.
Marriage is an exclusive relationship between husband
and wife.
Church and membership is a willingness to partner with
each other and set principles.
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A Covenant is a mutual agreement between 2 or more persons
to do or refrain from doing certain acts. Sometimes this is the
undertaking of one or more parties. In the Bible, God is
regarded as the witness of this pact (Gen. 31:50, 1 Sam. 20:8).
In the Old Testament, there are three different types of
covenant.
1. A two-sided covenant between human parties, both of whom
voluntarily accept the terms of the agreement (1 Sam. 18:3,4;
Mal. 2:14; Obad. 7).
2. A one-sided disposition imposed by a superior party (Ezek.
17:13, 14). In this, God “commands” a covenant which man,
the servant, is to obey (Josh. 23:16).
3. god’s self-imposed obligation, for the reconciliation of
sinners to Himself (Deut. 7:6-8; Ps. 89:3, 4).
God made several such proposals in the Bible:
Covenants of the Scripture
There are eight (8) “divine” covenants:
Eternal Covenant
Adamic Covenant
Noahic Covenant
Abrahamic Covenant
Mosaic Covenant
Palestinian Covenant
Davidic Covenant
New Covenant
Each covenant had something significant about it. They all
dealt with a relationship between God and man.
Covenants of the Scripture
The Eternal Covenant:
The agreement that expresses the redemptive
covenant before time or anything else began.
Christ is responsible for establishing the
everlasting covenant between God and man.
(Heb 13:20).
God had you in mind. He knew you so He made
plans for you, so He made a place for you
before He put you here. Jer. 1:5; Is. 44:2
Covenants of the Scripture
Christ has provided the way for man to approach God.
This was done through the blood of Christ when He
took our sins upon Himself.
It was Christ who bore the guilt and judgment of our
sins.
Christ was able to take our sins to the cross because He
was the Ideal and Perfect Man to do it.
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Every thing that Christ did…..was accepted by
God. His sacrificial life provides
purification from sin.
Christ death paved the way for man to approach
God, therefore, it is the will of God for all
mankind to approach Him through the
blood of Christ…….through the Everlasting
Covenant.
Covenants of the Scripture
What Christ did on Calvary superseded what
Moses “wrote”.
What Moses wrote only allowed certain people
to come but so close to God.
What Christ “did” allowed all people to come
unto the very presence of God (Heb 9:1-14,
Heb 10:19-22).
Keep in mind that Christ came not to abolish the law, but to
fulfill it. Matt. 5:17
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The Adamic Covenant:
The agreement conditioning fallen man’s life on
the earth.
God made a pact against man because of the fall
of Adam and Eve.
When the intimate relationship with God and
man was broken, it affected the entire earth.
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The Serpent: What we are affected by in this
very life today was birthed in the Garden of
Eden, through satan.
Satan used a serpent as a tool to deceive Eve,
who in turn manipulated Adam. (chain
reaction of sin) Gen. 3:1
The first thing God did…..was he dealt with the
serpent and Satan. Gen. 3:14
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The woman: God did not forbid her from
having children, He multiplied the pain and
sorrow she would have in bearing a child.
She will travail (go through) while pregnant and
in giving birth. Gen. 3:16
This promise is still in effect today and will not be
removed until the coming of the new earth (Rev
21:1-4).
Covenants of the Scripture
The Ground: Today we find ourselves doing hard
labor (and studying hard) because of the sin of man.
Hard labor would serve to break man down
physically.
What man did in the beginning caused God to inflict all
of creation (mankind) with times of being fruitless
in our (working) efforts.
We now make extra effort to gain what was
ours….without effort nor limits.
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Man: Mankind will have sorrows (troubles) in
life because of the sin of Adam.
Because of Adam we were born into sin, and
made subject unto death.
Our sorrows started during the time God
imposed the Adamic Covenant. Ps. 51:5;
Rom. 5:12
Covenants of the Scripture
Ground: Thorns symbolize a state of being
alone, grief, and misery. Gen. 3:18
Thorns were used to build fences, tools, and even
the thorn embedded crown placed upon
Christ’ head.
Thorns also represents evil, which is responsible
for choking the Word of God as it enters
man’s heart (Matt 13:7).
Covenants of the Scripture
Ground: Thistles symbolizes poisonous
plants…..which were a part of the
cursed ground.
The covenant also meant for man to be a
vegetarian for a period of time.
Covenants of the Scripture
Noahic Covenant:
The agreement preserving human life and the
agreement of human government.
(Gen 8:16-21, specifically 9:1-17)
This what is considered a “favorable beginning.”
God has re-established his covenant with
man with the blessing of Noah’s family.
Covenants of the Scripture
Noahic Covenant:
This agreement consisted of four main elements:
God, Noah, Noah’s seed, and all living creatures.
This agreement demonstrates two important facts.
1. The life standing decree between the eternal parties
of the eternal covenant.
2. The eternal time frame (perpetual generations) of
the promise (vs 12).
We are all descendents of Noah!
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Abrahamic Covenant:
This is the covenant of promise regarding blessing, seed,
and promise.
Gen 12:1-3, 13:14-17, 15:1-7, 17:1-8
This was made with Abraham after the confusion of
tongues when God saw that it was impossible to
deal with people as a whole.
The covenant opened the door for the dispensation of
promise and is divided into three major areas.
Covenants of the Scripture
Abrahamic Covenant:
The first area of the Abrahamic Covenant is of favor.
Genesis 12:1-3, 7 God promised that Abraham would be
blessed:
He would show him the land. Make him a great nation.
Bless him. Make his name great. Cause him to be a
blessing. Bless those who blessed him. God would
curse those who cursed Abraham. In Abraham all
nations would be blessed. Gave his seed land.
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Abrahamic Covenant:
The second area of the Abrahamic Covenant concerns
his seed.
First we note the confirmation of the covenant relating to
the seed of Abraham in Genesis 13:14-17.
Abraham was a man of faith, and God honored that
faith.
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Abrahamic Covenant:
The second area of the Abrahamic Covenant
concerns his seed.
Genesis 15:1-18
God ensured that nothing will be left undone
relating to the seed of Abraham…..even
when he broke ranks with God.
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Abrahamic Covenant:
The third area of the Abrahamic Covenant
concerns God’s personal promise.
Gen 17:1-14
Abraham was given a new revelation, his name
was changed, his territory was enlarged, a
sign of the covenant was established
(circumcision), and the son God promised him
was revealed.
Covenants of the Scripture
Mosaic Covenant:
The legal covenant given specifically unto Israel. Within
are laws that govern every aspect of life.
The very first and notable law expressed is what is
commonly known as “Decalogue” or “Ten Words”
of the law. They were originally written on two
stone tablets by Moses.
Exodus 20:1- thru 31:18
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Mosaic Covenant:
Some faiths strongly consider Ex 20:2 as the first
commandment.
Our Catholic brethren also group verse 3-6
jointly, but regard them as the very first
commandment.
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Mosaic Covenant:
Most Protestant faiths believe that vs 3 is the first of the
ten.
Nevertheless, God has set law in the land to teach order
and obedience.
Most civil laws today are based on the Mosaic Covenant.
Times has permitted a more civil and reasonable
expression of laws from the initial establishment of
God’s law.
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Mosaic Covenant:
The law of God is a universal obligation: They
exceed all ceremonial commands or order
first given to the Jewish nation.
The laws have their foundation in the nature of
God and man and can only be repealed by
God.
Covenants of the Scripture
Mosaic Covenant:
The laws are universal in “view”. The laws cover the
whole range of every kind of wrong doing.
The laws reach to the inner and outer part of life.
If the laws were honored and cherished from the
heart…..it would reflect the outward expression of
man. Rom. 2:15
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Mosaic Covenant:
The laws are the most basic in nature:
They are the most elementary that can be
conceived, yet, man will still break them.
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Palestinian Covenant:
The covenant agreement that regulates
possession of Canaan by all of Israel (Duet
30:1-10).
Everything that God promised Israel would be
fully returned unto them……if only they
would obey Him.
Covenants of the Scripture
Palestinian Covenant:
The re-joining of God’s people will happen during the
second coming of Christ and comes with:
Being restored back unto the land of Palestine.
The work of God’s grace in their heart.
Judgment of their enemies.
Prosperity.
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Davidic Covenant:
This agreement sets in place the kingdom covenant
giving temporary and eternal rule of David’s
succeeding generations.
2 Sam 7:4-17, 1 Chron 17:4-15
The covenant included:
David’s son as successor to establish the kingdom.
Solomon would build the temple, not David.
The throne of Solomon would be established forever.
Covenants of the Scripture
Davidic Covenant:
The mercy of God would remain with David.
David’s kingdom would remain for ever.
The rule of David’s kingdom is evident today.
Instead of David building God a temple; God
instead built for David a “Royal Dynasty”.
Luke 1:31-33
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New Covenant:
The promise of millennial favor for Israel and was based
on Christ’s death on Calvary.
Jer 31:31-33; Matt 26:28, Mark 14:24, Luke 22:20, Heb
8:-12 applies.
The entire nation of Israel will witness this covenant.
Unlike the Mosaic Covenant, the New Covenant will
be unconditional.
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New Covenant:
The New Covenant is the new arrangement, a new setup, or a newer plan for man, and it was based solely
on the sacrificial life of Christ.
The blood of Christ established (a New Testament) a
New Covenant between God and man.
The blood of Christ is our sign and symbolic message of
the New Covenant.
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New Covenant:
Faith in His sacrifice and blood is now the way for man
to come before God.
Before Christ’, man would establish a right relationship
with God through the blood sacrifice of an animal.
Under the New Covenant our relationship is through the
sacrifice of Christ.
Anything else is what we consider another Gospel. Gal.
1:6-12
Proof: Matt 26:28, Eph 1:7, 1 John 2:1-2
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New Covenant:
The New Covenant came with a sacrifice from God.
Christ was the last living sacrifice for man, and His
sacrificial life abolished the Mosaic Covenant.
It is symbolic in the “breaking of bread” during the
Lord’s Supper.
The first blood covenant was demonstrated in Ex. 24:1-8.
Christ gave explanation in Matt. 26:26-28 of the
New Covenant and the shadow of why He came.
Covenants of the Scripture
New Covenant:
The provisions of the New Covenant will include:
A change of (man’s) heart.
Fellowship with God (suffering and power)
Knowledge of God (Wisdom to walk with God)
Forgiveness of sins.
Proof: Romans 11:26-27
Covenants of the Scripture
WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE?
Havelock Community
Missionary Baptist Church
The Four Spiritual Laws
Pastor: Dwayne M. Shy Sr.
Four Spiritual Laws
Law Number One (1):
God loves you and offers a wonderful plan for
your life.
What is God’s Love?
“God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten
Son, that who so ever believes in Him shall not
perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16)
Four Spiritual Laws
What is God’s Plan?
“I came that they might have life, and
might have it abundantly” [that life for
man would
….So why is it that most (saved) people
are not experiencing the abundant life?
Four Spiritual Laws
Law Number Two (2):
Man is sinful.
Because man is sinful, he cannot know and experience
the “fullness” of God’s love and plan for his life.
We were created by God to fellowship with Him.
However, due to our hard headed-self will, we will
choose to do our own thing causing the designed
fellowship with God to be broken.
Four Spiritual Laws
Law Number Two (2):
Man is sinful.
In our own will, demonstrated with an attitude
of obvious rebellion and often times of
differences are proof of what the word of
God considers to be sin.
Anything contrary to the will of God…..is sin!
Four Spiritual Laws
Law Number Two (2):
Man is sinful.
We are separated from God in sin:
The wages of sin is death” (spiritual separation
from God)…….which could also lead to
physical death (Romans 3:23)
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Law Number Two (2):
Man is sinful.
What we see is a
Holy God and a
Sinful man.
Holy God
Sinful Man
A great gulf
separates the
two.
The arrows
demonstrate
man trying to
reach God and
the abundant
life on his own
effort.
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Law Number Three (3):
Christ is the only provision for man’ sin.
Through Him and Him alone can one know and
experience God’s love and plan for your life
(John 14:6)
Christ died in our place:
His life…..for my sin’s (Rom 5:8)
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Law Number Three (3):
He rose from the dead:
Christ died for our sins…..He was buried…..and He was
raised from the dead on the third day.
The Word of God said that He appeared to Peter, then to
the twelve. Afterwards, He appeared to more than
five hundred (500)……1 Cor 15:3-6
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Law Number Three (3):
Christ is the only bridge:
The life of Christ
bridged the gap
between sinful
man and God
Holy God
Man
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Law Number Four (4):
We must receive Christ:
The only way to experience God’s love and plan for our
life is to know Christ as Savior (John 1:12).
We must receive Him through faith (Eph 2:8-9)
When we receive Christ, we experience a New Birth
(John 3:1-8)
We receive Christ through personal invitation (Rev 3:20)
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THE FOUR SPIRITUAL LAWS:
Law Number One
God Loves you and He has plans for you.
Law Number Two
Man is sinful.
Law Number Three
Christ is the only provision for man’s sin.
Law Number Four
We must receive Christ.
Four Spiritual laws
WHAT QUESTIONS DO YOU HAVE?