Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 27, 2010
Eternal covenant, Heb 13:20—The redemptive covenant before time began, between the Father and the Son. By this covenant we have eternal redemption, an eternal peace from the ‘God of peace’, through the death and resurrection of the Son.
Edenic covenant, Gen 1:26-28—The creative
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 25, 2002
THE COVENANT OF FAITHFULNESS
In modern times we define a host of relations by contracts.
These are usually for goods or services and for hard cash. The contract, formal or informal, helps to specify failure in these relationships.
The Lord did not establish a contract with Israel or with
Contributed by David Tack on May 2, 2009
If God concluded a covenant of promise with Abraham,
the law which was given 430 years afterwards could
not alter it, and would not supplant it. If
inheritance came by the law it would not be by
promise. Tenney, Merrill:
Marriage is not a contract; it is a covenant. In a contact, the two parties remain separate (Party of the first part and party of the second part). Like salad dressing, oil and water, shaken up and mixed together, put never really one. Left alone and still, salad dressing will eventually
John Wesley’s Covenant Prayer
I am no longer my own, but thine.
Put me to what thou wilt, rank me with whom thou wilt.
Put me to doing, put me to suffering.
Let me be employed by thee or laid aside for thee,
Exalted for thee or brought low by thee.
Let me be full, let me be
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 23, 2008
CONTRACT VS. COVENANT
In describing the nature of a Christ-Centered covenant, Bruce Shelley in Christian Theology in Plain Language, writes:
In modern times we define a host of relations by contracts. These are usually for goods or services and for hard cash. The contract, formal or informal,
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Mar 25, 2009
BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER
At some point or another you may have used this familiar phrase - Blood is thicker than water. The context in which we use it is to describe the meaning that blood-related families are more important than anyone else. R. Richard Pustelniak, congregational leader for
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Nov 23, 2009
EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS: RIGHT DAY, WRONG YEAR
Once there was a covenant with Noah, with Abram, with Moses, and with David, but now there is a NEW covenant written in the blood of Jesus. That promise, that contract, never expires. It is guaranteed by God's action, not our actions. The word often
Contributed by Thomas Miller on Feb 21, 2008
One of my Favorite movies was Apollo 13. The mission control commander Gene Kranz never lost focus when one of the oxygen tanks exploded on the space craft and the astronauts lives were in danger. “Do what ever you have to do to get them home. We’ve never lost
Contributed by Arliss Beavers on Apr 4, 2008
My favorite theology: "I am only as big as the things that I allow to get me
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
God's Promise to Christ
There are many truths to grasp in Isaiah 53. A truth worth grasping today is found in Isaiah 53:10, "But the Lord was pleased to crush Him, putting Him to grief. If He would render Himself as a guilt offering. He will see His offspring, He will prolong His Days, and
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Apr 9, 2008
Moses Did Not Describe A Parity Covenant.
Par – an equality; on the same level. “Because of his extensive self-study and experience, his knowledge is on a par with those who earned degrees.” When you pay par value for a bond, you pay the face amount, neither discounted nor appreciated.
The New Covenant in the blood of Christ, which we re-present at this hour, is the fulfillment of the Old. We forget this important reality at our peril, because it leads us to either pass by our indebtedness to our older brothers, the Jews, or, like certain preachers, think
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Sep 19, 2003
Marriage is a lifetime covenant: one man, one woman, under God.
[The Lifetime Covenant of Marriage, Citation: Elizabeth Cody
Contributed by John Harvey on Feb 12, 2004
Alana and I have a Marriage Covenant that hangs on the wall at our house. As soon as you walk in the door it is the first thing you see. We had a special anniversary dinner with our children and explained that this document was an outward sign of our commitment to never divorce. We vowed to each
Last week some of us made a new covenant with the Lord and pledged to serve Him wholeheartedly. I reviewed this video this week and was encouraged at what happens to a place when they make a new covenant with the Lord and repent of their sins. Look at what happened to this nation in Africa.
Contributed by Davon Huss on May 7, 2014
Daniel Overdorf: I visited a friend in the hospital. He had neared the end of an extended battle with cancer. The chemotherapy had taken most of his ability to think. I read some Scripture passages to him about God's promises, unsure if he even heard me, then I prayed. As I turned to leave the
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 20, 2009
Grace Never Loses Its Value
A well-known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, “Who would like this $20 bill?” Hands started going up.
He said, “I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this.”
He proceeded to crumple the
Main Idea: The word “reconciliation” in the Biblical context means “bringing God and man together.”
Verse: “Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation” (2 Corinthians 5:18 NKJV).
Illustration: The preacher
Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Apr 27, 2006
ILLUSTRATION: A senior pastor who told his handsome new assistant pastor to avoid the dangers of immorality in the ministry. The assistant pastor quite sure of himself said, "I’ll do much of my socializing in groups, there is safety in numbers." The wise senior pastor however responded, "Yes,