The Friendly Fire Room Presents

April 29, 2022
Dr. Mary Craig


1.What do we mean when we say that the Bible is a book of redemptive history? Genesis describes the world devolving into a pattern; what is that pattern? What did God promise in Genesis 3:15? What is the context of that promise?

2.God begins the Covenant of Abraham a/k/a the Covenant of Promise in Genesis 12. For what purpose was Abram/Abraham chosen? God solemnly charged Abram what in Genesis 12:1-3? How did Abram respond?

3.Look up Galatians 3:16-18. Discuss the significance of the use of the singular when God made promises to Abraham and his seed.

4. God bound Himself in the cutting of the covenant by a solemn blood-oath to assure the fulfillment of the promises given Abram. How are these promises sealed? What is the ultimate end of the covenant-breaker? Read the curses found in Deuteronomy 28 and Psalm 79:2, 3.

5.In Genesis 15 we find the formal inauguration of the Abrahamic covenant. Summarize what God promises and the way God gave assurance by formal ratification.

6. Throughout Israel’s history we have this covenantal self-consciousness of the ultimate judgment of devastation. Is there any relief from the curse? Discuss the vital relationship between death and covenant relative to God, the Covenant-Maker, and death and the covenant-breaker.

7.Death inaugurates and vindicates a covenant. What did Christ’s death accomplish as He inaugurated a new covenant? Look up Hebrews 9:15. For what purpose did Christ mediate the new covenant? Discuss the dual role of the Blood of Christ; how does this dual role echo the dual role of God’s words to Adam in Genesis 3:15?

8.There were stipulations, obligations, and requirements in the covenant with Abraham, but God assumed to Himself the full responsibility for seeing that every promise of the covenant would be realized. Look up Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:3; Romans 4:20-22; Galatians 3:6; James 2:23. What do you glean from these verses regarding the promise and commandment empowering the faith and obedience required?

9. In Genesis 17 God establishes the sign of the Abrahamic covenant. It is to be circumcision. This seal carries forward to believers today with the covenant-sealing Holy Spirit (Ephesians 1:13, 14). Identify three things from the lesson regarding how this impacts the new covenant.

10.Circumcision seals the reality of righteousness, a righteousness that comes by faith in Christ. Romans 2:25-29. What is the true cleansing necessary and sufficient to make one acceptable to God? Philippians 3:3; 2 Corinthians 1:22. What replaces circumcision? Colossians 2:11, 12.

11.The blessing of Abraham equals Jesus. Look up John 8:58; Genesis 18:18. For what can you thank the Living God after finishing this lesson?

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