These Bible study lessons are designed to complement the myriad of study guides and plans
available today. Through them, we hope to introduce sound study methodology, build a strong foundation of knowledge from which you can
build and integrate a more coherent and comprehensive understanding of God's word and theology.
While the Bible is a record of man's relationship with God, God is the main subject of the Bible. This becomes apparent after one
understands what God's divine covenants are and the framework they establish for the biblical record of God's interaction with humanity.
The Abrahamic Covenant is introduced in Genesis and is completely fulfilled in Revelation.
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1. Use a Bible dictionary. What does "covenant" mean? What does "testament" mean?
2. Because God makes the most important covenant in the Bible with Abraham, he is revered and his stature elevated above all other men
of faith in the history of mankind. In Joshua's review of the history of the nation of Israel, he mentions Abraham's family background
found nowhere else in the Bible. Observe carefully Joshua 24:1-3: a) who is speaking,
b) who are present, c) what locations are being mentioned and what is their relationship on a map, and d) what is said about Abraham's
4. Observe the promises God made with Abraham. Using a method to organize your observations can be very helpful in understanding
multiple biblical passages. A chart is one such example.
5. In Genesis 15:17-20, God's promises were ratified and made into a covenant. Look
up how a covenant is ratified. Who was the covenant made with and what were the conditions?
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