Presentation on theme: "Covenant Lesson 7. Abraham and his descendants Genesis 12:2 Promise of a great nation Genesis 15:4 Abram’s heir would be one coming from his own body,"— Presentation transcript:
Abraham and his descendants Genesis 12:2 Promise of a great nation Genesis 15:4 Abram’s heir would be one coming from his own body, not his servant Eliezar Genesis 17 Abram is 99 and his name is changed to Abraham. Sarah’s name is also changed God gave him the sign of circumcision Promise of the land Abraham obeyed immediately Genesis 18:10-14 The time is now given for the birth of his son. Is anything too hard for the Lord?
Abraham and his descendants Genesis 21:1-5,12 Promise is fulfilled when Abraham is 100 and Sarah is 90 Abraham’s descendants were through Isaac’s line NOT Ishmael’s. The covenant promises applied only to Isaac and his descendants Genesis 22:1-19 God told Abraham to offer Isaac Abraham’s response: complete, obedience Heb. 11:17-19 Abraham knew that God would have to resurrect Isaac because of the promises Abraham witnessed life from the dead in Sarah’s womb
Exodus 4:18-26 The Lord was about to kill Moses, a descendant of Abraham, for breaking Covenant Moses was about to put to death the firstborn sons of all Egypt Moses knew the consequences of breaking Covenant, yet, he did not circumcise his sons
Jonathan, David and their descendants I Samuel 16 Samuel is to anoint David as next king Man looks at the outward appearance, but God looks at the heart. An evil spirit from the Lord tormented Saul I Samuel 18-20 Covenant based on Love Saul became David’s continual enemy I Samuel 20:12-17, 42 David and Jonathan’s descendants were included in the covenant I Samuel 22, 24, 25, 27:1-4 David recognized Saul as God’s anointed one and would not kill him It was not David’s responsibility to remove him, it was God’s
I Samuel 31 and 2 Samuel 1 Saul and Jonathan were killed in battle An Amalekite brought David news of Saul’s death David had the Amalekite killed In 2 Samuel 1 the man claiming to have killed Saul was lying, wanting to gain blessing from David 2 Sam. 2:1-11 David showed kindness to the men who had buried Saul Divided Kingdom: David ruled and Ish-bosheth ruled.
2 Samuel 2 Samuel 3:1 Long war between the two houses, yet David’s house grew stronger and stronger 2 Samuel 4:1, 5-12 Ish-bosheth murdered by Recab and Baanah and his head brought to David. David has both of them put to death for killing a righteous man 2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-12 David made a covenant with the elders of Israel and reigned as king for 33 years David was faithful to Covenant
2 Samuel 9 Mephibosheth Jonathan’s Son Crippled in both feet at the age of five Lived in Lo-debar where David sought him out David restored the land and all that belonged to Saul and his house to Mephibosheth. David showed kindness to him and made him eat at the king’s table, always. Ziba and his servants were told to farm HIS land and bring in the crops for him so that he would be provided for: no welfare, just commitment to Covenant. This gave him dignity Still crippled, but at the king’s table.
Application How are YOU like Mephibosheth? Where do YOU sit? Who feeds YOU? Whose table do YOU sit at? Is Covenant serious? Deadly serious. How serious do YOU take it?