Part 5: The Covenant

Notes Outline
The Covenant

The Covenant

1. Hope simultaneous with death: HOW WILL HE?
a. Promised seed: Genesis 3 crush the “head”
i. The beginning of the Messianic/restoration promise (i.e. ‘the Gospel’)
is given within the language of the curse: In the same way that a man
led a rebellion against God and brought a curse to the entire human
race, so a son of Adam would come who would crush the serpent and
restore all things. This is the plan.
b. Humankind’s understanding: arbitrary or deliberate
i. Eve= life (the seed will come from her), Cain=possession or gift,
Seth=appointed, Enosh= mortal (after which men began to call upon
the name of the Lord. Gen 4:26), Methuselah= when he dies, it will
come (Jude 1:14-15, prophesy), Noah= rest
ii. Gen 9:25-27 After the flood, the promise of the seed was narrowed.
Noah prophesied it. The ‘tents of Shem’ would be where the physical
dwelling of God would be reestablished– thus bringing blessing to the
whole earth.
2. Covenant = plan = promise
a. Genesis 12:1-5 and Genesis 17:1-9
b. Creation > curse/death and pain > covenant>cross>>>>> us in the here and
now>>>>>>>>>>ALL THINGS NEW
3. Messianic Expectation
a. Matthew 1:1 The New Testament begins with the acknowledgment of
Messianic expectation by stating that the One promised to David (II Sam.
7:12) and to Abraham (Gen. 12), their descendant, came to the earth born of
a woman. Thus, reaffirming the hope of the Genesis story line and our
humble connection to His chosen people. We are still in THIS storyline.
Nothing has altered His plan, from Genesis 3 until now.
b. Prerequisite to enduring this age well: Having an expectation that the story
will go the way God has planned: trusting Him and obeying His commands
through the ups and downs of this age is the way back to the garden.