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The Gospel – Introduction – The period up to the Apostles

Let me consolidate some of the themes that we have seen in the Old Testament and gospels as I have presented them in earlier posts. God created the earth and it was ‘very good’. The creation of human beings in … Continue reading

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Abraham – Covenant and Promise (5)

There are two lines of descent from Abraham and his son Isaac. There is not only this physical, fleshly line of descent; there is also the line of promise – a line that exists not through fleshly descent, but through God’s promise. In Isaac, both of these lines are merged, or to put it another way, it is through Isaac that both of these lines of descent – Abraham’s seed and offspring – are counted. Continue reading

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Abraham – Covenant and promise (3)

Here are God’s Covenant promises:

Abram will be the father of many nations

Abram’s name is to be changed to Abraham because God has made him the father of many nations

This is an everlasting Covenant between God and the descendants of Abraham (through Isaac) for generations to come

God will be their God

God will give the land of Canaan as an everlasting possession

For Abram

For his descendants

Sarai’s name is to changed to Sarah, because she is the mother of many nations

Abraham and Sarah will have a son who is to be named ‘Isaac’

God will establish His Covenant with Isaac Continue reading

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