The Covenants

Why does the God of the universe enter into a partnership with lowly humans?

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God could rule the world all by himself, but he desires to share his rule and partner with humanity. What does this tell us about his character?


How would your group begin to describe the purpose and definition of a covenant?


As a group, summarize the four covenants God makes in the Hebrew Bible. What promises are made, and what commitments are required in each agreement? Review the video or dive deeper by reading Genesis 9:8-17, Genesis 17:1-22, Exodus 34, as well as 2 Samuel 7:12-17.


Describe one way Jesus’ new covenant relates to and completes the four old covenants (e.g. Luke 1:31-33, John 3:16-18, Colossians 2:10-12, as well as 2 Corinthians 3:4-18).


Take time to discuss other themes, questions, or key takeaways from what you learned together.

Would you and your group like to learn more about the theme of covenants in the Bible? Download the BibleProject app and explore the Covenants Study — as well as the Genesis Movement 1 Study in the Reading Journey.


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