SERMON TITLE: “THE STAND-IN”
Living in the Covenant Part 2
14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
HERE'S ANOTHER STORY WHERE A ________________ IS THE ONLY ONE WHO COULD GET THE JOB DONE.
Gen 15.8-12 –18 - As
the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful
darkness came over him. When the sun
had set and darkness had fallen, a smoking firepot with a blazing torch
appeared and passed between the pieces. On that day the LORD made a covenant with Abram
THERE’S A LIFE-CHANGING, WORLD-CHANGING ________________ BEHIND THOSE VERSES.
Genesis 12:2-3 - I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you. [JW1]
3-parts to this Promise to Abraham
1. I will make you a great nation and __________ you
2. _______________ your nation
3. __________ all nations through your nation, that is, your seed, your heirs.
BLESSING HAS ALWAYS BEEN _______________________ FOR HIS CREATION ______________________
Covenant does two things:
1. Establishes ________________________
2. Establishes _______________ to relationship
Galatians 3:6-9 - Consider Abraham: “He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness. Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
What DOES THE BIBLE MEAN BY “_____________________?”
Deuteronomy 33:29 – Blessed are you Israel! Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord?
To Hebrews – To be in divine favor --
To be moving ahead, walking toward the most ____________________ in the most _____________________
And for the people of God, our most perfect object is GOD
DILEMMA: WHAT DOES __________________________ HAVE TO BRING TO A COVENANT WITH ________________________?
SOMEBODY – A HOLY BEING – IS _________________________ FOR ABRAHAM.
God swears by himself to establish the covenant
· a covenant that transfers from __________________ to ___________________
Because one day, through a particular line will come the one _________________________________________ the families on earth.
Isaiah 9.6 –He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
____________________ is THE ONE who can represent both sides in this New Covenant! – The ________________________!
Galatians 3:14 – He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.