This week, we finished the third lesson in the HaYesod class, “Our Connection – His Covenants.”
In this week’s class, we talked about three covenants:
- The Covenant at Sinai (Exo. 19-24)
- The Covenant with David (2 Sam. 7)
- The New Covenant (Jer. 31; Ezk. 36)
Some key things running through all of these:
- They’re all perpetual covenants and build on the previous covenants
- The New Covenant is actually found in the Old Testament (Hebrew Scriptures); the New Covenant was made with G-d’s chosen people, Israel
- The New Testament (Apostolic Scriptures) isn’t the New Covenant, but contains the gospel message about it; it explains how Gentiles can enter into this covenant–through the Messiah of Israel, Yeshua
Questions from discussion groups for your review:
What’s the relationship between the covenant at Sinai and the covenant with Abraham? Is the covenant at Sinai the same as the Torah? What is the sign of the Sinai covenant and how should it help us remember this relationship?
What are the similarities and differences between the Davidic and Sinai covenants?
Describe how the New Testament relates to the New Covenant? Where do we find the scriptures about the New Covenant? Why is the name Renewed Covenant preferred by many people? How does realizing that they’re not the same thing affect you and your life?
Our memory verse(s) for Lesson 3:
At that time you were separate from Messiah, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without G-d in the world. But now in Messiah Yeshua, you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of the Messiah (Ephesians 2.12-13)
Audio – Week 6 (does not include FFOZ material)
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