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Covenant and Law Class

Welcome to the Covenant and Law module in the School of Biblical Law!



Lesson 38 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Nine, Part 3" Commandment Nine communicates that, because blessings and curses are tied to the witness, no person is allowed to bring a witness without bearing both the accountability if they deliberately bear false witness or perjure and the responsibility to stand behind their words.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 37 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Nine, Part 2" Commandment Nine answers to the fourth section of the covenant model or sanctions, which identifies the positive or negative rewards that are due based upon covenant-keeping faithfulness. Any attempt to change the reward by stealing (Commandment 8) or by bringing forth a false witness or testimony is a trespass.  A false testimony is the basis of a false judgment and, conversely, a true testimony is the basis of a true judgment.  If a man is due a judgment of reward or blessing, a witness may not bring an inaccurate testimony in an attempt to rob the neighbor of his due reward.  In like manner, if a man is due a judgment of negative sanctions, a witness may not bring inaccurate testimony in an attempt to spare his neighbor from the penalties he has earned.  Accurate and true testimonies are the basis for the judgment and justice that is meted out.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 36 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Nine."  Commandment Nine addresses the reward that one’s neighbor is due and forbids anyone from altering the due reward because of a dishonest, lying, or false report.  Each person stands before God as to the choices that he or she makes in life and in working out the covenant that God has granted.  The decisions made – or the ethics lived out – determine, in part, the reward that is due.  That reward might be negative or positive, but no one is allowed the right to alter a neighbor’s reward. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 35 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Eight, Part 3” - Commandment Eight puts a boundary around every man’s assets and umbrellas all precepts and biblical laws that define the proper use of assets.  Assets may be exchanged through free-will and non-fraudulent contractual exchange.  The asset owner, whether that owner be an individual, a corporation, or even a civil government is bound by God’s law and forbidden to steal though any man-imposed confiscatory practice.  The asset owner is afforded the opportunity to use his or their assets to loose heaven’s blessings on the earth and to earn heavenly rewards.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 34 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Eight, Part 2” - Commandment Eight places a responsibility upon every man to care for the property and well-being of one’s fellowman.  To accomplish this, one must not, by any method, diminish the assets of a neighbor and one shall manage his or her own assets so as to be aware of the needs of the neighbor.  The dominion mandate is worked out in the context of community and shared resources..  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 33 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Eight, Part 1" - Commandment Eight is the third law in the second set of five commandments, which gives instruction as to the just and lawful dealings with one’s neighbor.  This commandment answers to the ethics portion of the covenant model.  Each individual has the authority to set the rules as to how his or her property will be used, and no other individual is allowed to assault, misuse, or usurp the use of that private property.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.



Lesson 32 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Seven, Part 3 - Commandment seven not only identifies the yoke of labor as the covenantal union between husband and wife, forbids any assault against that union from all types of sexual sin or moral infidelity, but also encompasses the structure by which the yoke functions.  Protection of the family and the government of the family are included within commandment seven.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.



Lesson 31 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Seven, Part 2".  Commandment seven hangs under the general category of laws that define how one is to love one’s neighbor.  Each person has the God-given right to his or her headship as is defined by commandment six and the God-given right to elect his or her opposite sex partner with whom to yoke as defined by commandment seven.  The yoke of marriage is protected from assault through sexual infidelity. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 30 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Seven, Part 1"  Commandment seven places a boundary around the yoke of service.  This commandment answers to the second section of the covenant model, which is hierarchy, and it therefore identifies the co-laborer of the sovereign.  Just as God elected to yoke with man and man was forbidden to replace God by spiritual infidelity with an idol, man elects to yoke with woman and neither party may replace the other through acts of infidelity.  Commandment seven places a boundary around the institution of marriage and the sexual practices of mankind that would defile the marriage covenant. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 29 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Six, Part 2.” Commandment six places a boundary of protection around the life of one’s neighbor.  The command, “Thou shall not kill” is not a singular law but rather a category of ordinances that range from premeditated manslaughter to verbal assaults that devalue another person.  Included in this commandment is the authorization to take life without violating the law.  Commandment six addresses the proper respect for and treatment of life.      Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 28 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Six, Part 1.” Commandment six states, “Thou shall not kill” (Ex. 20:13); and it answers to the first section of the covenant model, which is transcendence.  Man is the head over his boundary and is given the authority to manage and make choices for his world.  Commandment six forbids any assault upon the life, thus killing the headship, of another man.     Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 27 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Five, Part 3.” Commandment Five is a commandment with a promise:  “that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God gives to thee.”  Because this fifth commandment answers to the fifth section of the covenant, which is continuity, it is not unwarranted that the future is addressed within the context of the commandment.    Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 26 is entitled, “The Covenant Model and Commandment Five, Part 2.” Commandment Five requires a child to give honor unto his or her parents and, thereby, express love to God.  God elected each child’s family line and the parents from whom the child would receive the original endowment or inheritance, including:  DNA, social standing, economic status, and ethnicity.  To honor parents is to honor God for His will concerning continuity.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 25 is entitled, "The Covenant Model and the Commandment Five." Commandment Five answers to the fifth section of the covenant model, which is continuity. Continuity reveals the future or the covenant, who the appointed heir will be, and how covenant stewardship will pass from one generation unto the next. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.


Lesson 24 is entitled, "The Covenant Model and Commandment Four, Part 3." The main focus of Commandment Four deals with reward. The Bible affirms hard working along with the acquisition of supply and increase of substance based upon that hard work.  Sabbath-keeping is two fold: 1)Man may not use every day work to gain and increase because one in seven is hold; 2) Man man fully celebrate his achievements under God's providence and enjoy the fruit of his labors on the day of rest. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.

 


Lesson 23 is entitled, "The Covenant Model and Commandment Four, Part 2." Commandment Four commands that the Sabbath day be honored and observed.  The reward of rest and supernatural supply is attached to those who honor the principle of Sabbath, which is trust or faith in the blessings of God.  Fulfillment of Sabbath-keeping is more about faith in the God of the day rather than the focus upon the day of God. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

Lesson 22 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment Three, part 4." Commandment Four is recorded in Exodus 20:8-11 and reads, "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.  Six days shall you labor and do all your work; but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor manservant, nor maidservant, nor cattle, nor the stranger that is within your gates.  For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it." Commandment four corresponds to the fourth section of the covenant model, which is sanctions.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

Lesson 21 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment Three, part 3." Commandment three authorizes God's covenant stewards to use His name as they represent Him as ambassadors of the Kingdom and as they labor to disciple nations and advance Christ's Kingdom into every arena of human activity. Not all believers nor all institutions are allowed to use the name of God in the identical functions. Careful examinations of spheres of authority sheds light on the legal use of God's name.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.
   

Lesson 20 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment Three, part 2." Commandment three has as its focus the issue of power as it applies to the use of delegated authority and the use of personal property.  God grants covenants to his servants (Commandment One) who work for Him without seeking to dictate the terms of the work (Commandment Two) or illegally using God's assets (Commandment Three).  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.
    

Lesson 19 is entitled “The Covenant Model and Commandment Three”  Commandment three correlates with the third section of the covenant model, which is ethics.  Ethics are the rules presented to the covenant steward by the covenant giver.  Ethics describe what is expected when managing the assets of the owner.  “Moreover, it is required in stewards that a man be found faithful” (I Cor. 4:2).  A steward must be faithful to manage the property of his or her boss by the set parameters or rules. Please download this PDF and follow al

Lesson 18 is entitled “The Covenant Model and Commandment Two, Part 3”  Images may not be used by man in an attempt to usurp control of the yoke of service.  Man, works for God as God’s appointed representative, but God controls the direction of the yoke.  Manipulation of idols is man’s attempt to have power on demand, provisions by extraction, or protection by command. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.     
  

Lesson 17 is entitled “The Covenant Model and Commandment Two, Part 2.”  The images, which are forbidden in Commandment Two, are those artifacts that are carved, graven, molded, or by any other means created by man in an attempt to take control or to exercise power over God.  Because the second commandment answers to section two of the covenant model, the hierarchy between man and God is defined in which God is the sovereign and man is God’s appointed representative.  Man yokes with God, follows God’s leading, works for God, and answers to God.  Man may not attempt to usurp control of the yoke through manipulation of idols.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.    
  

Lesson 16 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment Two."  The second commandment forbids man to make graven images.  The second command answers to the second section of the covenant model, which is hierarchy.  Because man was invited to work for God in the original creation mandate and in the context of covenant, man is expected to be faithful to God serving only Him and only serving God in the manner that He designs.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   
  

Lesson 15 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment One, Part 2."  In the Exodus event, God had secured the position as claimant Lord.  The gods of the Egyptians could not stand against His power.  Even the creation paid homage and obedience to the God of Israel.  He was not only the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, He was Lord of the whole earth.  He had proven His preeminence.  He alone would give the law.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 
  

Lesson 14 is entitled "The Covenant Model and Commandment One." Scripture records the Ten Commandments in Exodus 20.  The passage fits the framework of covenant beginning with the Transcendent One identifying Himself.  The hierarchy, although not here delineated, are clearly understood to be Israelites.  Thirdly, the ethics are announced in the form of the Ten Commandments.  Verse one through three read: "And God spoke all these words, saying "I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and out of the house of bondage. You shall have on other gods before me."   Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.      

Lesson 13 is entitled "The Covenant Model and the Ten Commandments, Part 2." The Ten Commandments are divided into two categories: loving God and loving one's neighbor.  The first five laws define how to love God and each law correlates to one section of the covenant model.  The last five laws define how to love one's neighbor and each law correlates to one section of the covenant model.  The moral code of God is two sets of five laws that reflect and demonstrates the covenant model.     Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.       

Lesson 12 is entitled "The Covenant Model and the Ten Commandments."  When approached by a lawyer and questioned as to which commandments is the great law, Jesus responded by stating, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind (Deut. 6:5). This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like until it, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself" (Lev. 19:18). On these commandments hang all the law and the prophets." (Matt 22:37-40). Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.     

Lesson 11 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Succession, Part 2."  The idea of continuity is tied to the concept of covenant.  A man leaves an inheritance to his family - his heirs - in an effort to make sure that the fruit of his labors endure beyond his lifespan an in an attempt to insure that the lives and labors of his heirs can benefit from what is inherited. The family inheritance process is reflective of God's inheritance process. Father to son guarantees continuity. Just as a natural father identifies his heirs for the continuation of family name and fortune, so does God the Father seek to pass down assets to His heirs to guarantee the continuity of His work in the earth.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.      



Lesson 10 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Succession."  The last section of the Covenant Model is entitled succession or continuity and defines the heir of the hierarchy that is appointed and endowed with legal authority to guarantee the continuation of the treaty. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.       

Lesson 9 is entitled "The Covenant Model:, Part II." Once the covenant is offered to the hierarchy and the terms are outlined, the covenant must be cut or ratified, and this is accomplished during the fourth section of the covenant model.  Covenant sanctions are received by an oath before witnesses Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.     

Lesson 8 is entitled "The Covenant Mode: Sanctions." The fourth section of the covenant model outlines the sanctions of blessings and curses that are tied to covenantal obedience or disobedience, respectively.  This section also addressed the manner in which the covenant is received, which is accepting the terms and the sanctions by taking an oath in the presence of witnesses.  To cut a covenant, all three items - sanctions, oath, and witnesses - are necessary and are addressed in the fourth section of the covenant model. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.      

Lesson 7 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Ethics- Part II."  The ethics section of the covenant model outlines the stipulations or rules required by the transcendent covenant - giver of the hierarchy covenant steward. Faithfully keeping the covenant rules yields promised covenant results.  Breaking covenant stipulations by unfaithfulness yields loss of promises, if not punishment (Deut. 28). Even our national judicial system is based upon ethics and rewards or punishments.  God has established the link between cause and effect.  God has established an ethical relationship between cause and effect. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.       

Lesson 6 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Ethics." The third section of the covenant model is called ethics and is built upon the concepts of transcendence and hierarchy.  Covenants are generated by someone who seeks to league with another.  Covenants are received by someone who wants to benefit from the promises and provisions offered by the giver.  To ensure that both parties obtain the benefit that they expect to receive, the terms must be defined.  When each party lives faithfully to the terms, the promised benefits can be exchanged. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.       

Lesson 5 is entitled "The Covenant Model:, Part 2." Upon consideration of the second section of the covenant model, which is termed Hierarchy, we discover that God appoints His partners.  God places His yoke of service upon those called into His covenant and enacts his will and purposes through these representatives. The covenant yoke is more than a yoke of labor.  It is a yoke of formation.  Through the yoke of hierarchy, God brings his servants to maturity.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.         

Lesson 4 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Hierarchy." The second session of the covenant model is entitled Hierarchy. In section one, we identified the transcendent one who was seen to be the giver of the covenant.  In this section, we identify the one to whom the covenant is given.  Along with receiving the status of covenant participant, the hierarchy is yoked with the Sovereign and given the job of stewarding for Him. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.         

Lesson 3 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Transcendence, Part 2."  The Biblical covenant model contains five sections that define the covenant giver, the steward of the covenant, the covenant terms or rules, the covenant sanctions or rewards, and the future of the covenant.  Section one focuses upon the Transcendent covenant giver, who is the God of Scriptures.  God is not only distinct in nature and being from the rest of the His creation, His authority also stands apart from all other delegated authority. From his position of transcendent authority, God speaks the covenant into existence. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.         

Lesson 2 is entitled "The Covenant Model: Transcendence."  The structure of the covenant contains five sections: transcendence, hierarchy, ethics, oath (or sanctions), and successions (THEOS).  Man's relationship to God is not that of shared being but is rather a personal relationship best comprehended in the context of covenant. Understanding of the first section of the covenant model - transcendence - introduces man into and sustains man in right relationship with God.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.       

Lesson 1 is entitled "The Covenant Model - Part 1." To properly understand the concept of biblical law, the believer must identify the role of law in the context of covenant.  God created man in Adam and then placed man into a covenantal structure.  That original structure found in Eden was reused every time God called another man or even a nation into a covenant with Him.  This section of our School of Biblical Law entitled Covenant and Law will explore the covenant model and look at the Ten Commandments in to context of covenant law.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   

 

Law & Grace Class

Lesson 40 is entitled "Ordained to Life".  Paul's words found in Romans 7:7-25 are a continuation of his treatise on the law and its effect on the man after Adam verses the new man in Christ.  No man is free of claims of the law upon his soul because God has so created all things, including mankind, to witness to His person and His ways.  God's testimony cannot be avoided (Rom.1:19; 2:15). As has been declared, Jesus came to defeat sin and death, not to destroy the law.  The continuing voice of the law has one effect on the non-convenant man and a differing effect on the covenant believer.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

 

Lesson 39 is entitled "Dead to the Law."  Much confusion as to the believers continuing obligation to the Law has been based upon a misreading of Romans 7:1-6. Verbiage such as "ye are become dead to the law" (vs. 4) and "ye are delivered from the law" (verse 6), if read through an antinomian presupposition, could appear to support a position for the invalidation of the law in the New Covenant era. Therefore, careful exegesis is necessary to discover the meaning of the words of the Apostle Paul.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 

 

 

Lesson 38 is entitled "Creation's Testimony of the Law." In Romans, chapters 1 and 2, Paul clearly sets forth that God's eternal reality is revealed by the things which He has created.  He has stamped his truth onto the creation.  "But God's angers is revealed from heaven against all the impiety and wickedness of those who hinder the Truth by their wickedness.  For whatever is to be known of God is plain to them; God himself has made it plain for ever since the world was created, his invisible nature, his everlasting power and divine being, have been quite perceptible in what he has made.  So they have excuse" (Rom. 1:18-20 Moffatt's). "While Gentiles who have no law obey instinctively the Law's requirement, they are a law to themselves, even though thy have the law; they exhibit the effect of the Law written on their hearts, their conscience bears them witness, as their moral convictions accuse or it may be defend them" (Rom. 2:14-15 Mofatt's).Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   

 

 

 Lesson 37 is entitled "The True Jew." Paul summarizes his thought by stating that the true Jew, the true covenant man, is not found through natural birth or human lineage nor through a religious rite such as circumcision.  The Gentile who has the Law of God writhed on his heart through being born again is as true a Jew and heir to all the promises as was Abraham himself. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   

 

 

Lesson 36 is entitled "Understanding the Law from Romans Part 2." In the second chapter of Romans, the Apostle Paul continues to challenge both Jew and Gentile with the demands of "the just shall live by faith" (1:17). To be in right standing with God via His covenant grace requires living righteously and doing the works of righteousness.  Having framed his message of covenant life for both Jew and Gentile, Paul continues tearing down any unbiblical lines of differentiation. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.    

 

 

Lesson 35 is entitled "Understanding the Law from Romans Part 1." A cursory reading of some New Testament passages can seem to position the Law in a negative light or even appear to be communicating that the Law was cancelled and has no continuing application for today's believer.  These passages need to be examined and balanced with other portions of Scripture. We will begin in the book of Romans remembering that the Apostle Paul admonished Timothy, "Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth."  We must likewise heed that admonition. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   

 

 

Lesson 34 is entitled "The Garden and the Gate - Part 2." Adam was assigned the job of guarding the garden and subjugating, or bringing under his authority, all parts of the Garden. He was to keep it holy ensuring that all aspects of his labor and his ethics matched God's Word.  When Adam failed to guard by enforcing God's decrees, he not only forfeited the garden but he was also replaced as the guardian of the Garden. Angels were set to guard the way. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

 

   

 

 

Lesson 33 is entitled "The Garden and the Gate - Part 1." God created Adam and Eve and placed them inside of the Garden. Although Adam was mandated for worldwide dominion (Gen. 1:26-28), he was not yet ready for full activation as he lacked full maturity.  Even the naming of the animals was tutorial because he learned his need for a helper fulfilling the task. The Garden training ground and Adam's fellowship with his Father would have provided an environment in which Adam would have learned the ways of God and understood the heart of God. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.   

 

 

Lesson 32 is entitled "The New Testament Law of Love - Part 2."  Jesus commanded His followers to follow His example of love by laying down their lives for another (John 15:13).  In addition to the Gospels, many of the epistles reiterate Christ's commandment to love.  How love acts is not a new concept found only in the New Covenant; but within the pages of the New Testament, love is fully revealed and fully defined. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

 

 

 

Lesson 31  The New Testament continually addresses Christ's command that we love one another.  Love is expressed through deeds that follow God's moral commandments.  Loving God can be more fully defined in the first five of the Ten Commandments and loving our neighbor is more categorically explained in the last five of the Ten Commandments. Love is not emotional lawlessness. Love does not trespass against God or our fellowman. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 30 is entitled "The Royal Law of Love - Part 2." The royal law of love is also referred to as the law of liberty (James 2:8-12). Liberty results when a person does not incarcerate his own soul by bringing it into the bondages of sin (Rom 6:15) and when a law-keeping citizen does not transgress the laws that would result in his incarceration.  Ps. 119:45 declares, "I walk at liberty for I seek they precepts." Law-keeping is biblically synonymous with the practices of loving God and loving our fellowman (Matt.22:36-40). Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.

 

Lesson 29 is entitled "The Royal Law of Love - Part 1." The New Testament puts an emphasis on the requirement of loving one another.  "This is my commandment that you love one another, as I have loved you" (John 15:12). This commandment or idea is not an abstract concept without any prior basis.  Jesus did not institute a new system of interaction that did not already have its foundation in the Old Covenant order.  The Law lays the groundwork of understanding love. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 

 

Lesson 28 is entitled "The Law: God's Definition of Love."  The biblical definition of love must be derived form within the pages of scripture.  Love is a communicable attribute of God, which means man also partakes of that attribute.  Man is commanded to exercise love toward both his God and his fellow man.  Jesus said, "Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all they heart and with all they soul, and will all they mind. This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, "Thou shall love the neighbor as thyself" (Matt 22:37-39). The definition of love is expounded upon in the Law. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

 

 

Lesson 27 is entitled "The Judicial Power of the Witness."  In the garden, Adam and Eve failed to subjugate (kabash #3533) the serpent because they did not understand the binding nature of God's law, use the law as their starting point for wisdom, and apply the law as the standard of judgement.  They did not agree with God's Word but rather agreed with the word of the enemy.  They were not faithful to witness to the viability and steadfastness of "Do Not Eat." Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.  

 

 

Lesson 26 is entitled “The Devil’s Opposition to the Law of God.”  The enemy of God’s people, of God’s purposes, and of the Triune Godhead is the devil.  The devil sins or breaks God’s law.  I John 3:8-10 (NLT) reads, “But when people keep on sinning, it shows that they belong to the devil, who has been sinning since the beginning. But the Son of God came to destroy the works of the devil.  Those who have been born into God’s family do not make a practice of sinning, because God’s life is in them. So they can’t keep on sinning, because they are children of God.  So now we can tell who are children of God and who are children of the devil.  Anyone who does not live righteously and does not love other believers does not belong to God.”  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 

 

 

 

Lesson 25 is entitled, "Defining Sin and Righteousness."  The Bible provides the believer with a definition of sin as well as a definition of righteousness.  These two topics are major themes within the scripture and the meaning of each term may be found the pages of God's word.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 

 

 
 

 

Lesson 24 is entitled, "Mercy and the New Covenant Believer."  Mercy, or that which love does in meeting a need, is intrinsically tied to the covenant that God offered to man. The substitutionary system, which is revealed in both the Old and New Covenants, was God's mercy.  He provided the means to supply our release from the penalty, debt, and payment of our transgression.  To live in covenant is to be a recipient of mercy. To live in covenant also places a requirement upon the covenant man to be a giver of mercy. Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching. 

 

 

Lesson 23 is entitled, "Covenant Life and Mercy." There is an inseparable connection between living in God's covenant and receiving His mercy.  In giving man a covenant, God foresaw that mankind would fall short of keeping all the stipulated terms (laws) and that man would merit sanctions and forfeit the covenant.  In his wisdom, God provided man with a substitute to bear the penalty or curse of the broken law.  Please download this PDF and follow along with the teaching.

 

 

 

 

Lesson 22 is entitled, "The Giving of Mercy, part II." God favors man by giving him a covenant, which contains the terms or laws that God expects the covenant man to obey.  Broken covenant laws release sanctions.  God made provision within the structure of the covenant for the penalty to be imputed to a substitute. The giving of the covenant and the provision of the substitute reveals God's love to His own.  Within the context of covenant, God's love is expressed in grace, compassion, and mercy.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching.  

 

 

 

Lesson21 is entitled, "The Giving of Mercy." In both the Old Covenant and the New Covenant, God made provision for the penalty of the broken law to be ascribed to a substitute, thus the covenant man could remain in right relationship with God and not suffer the sanctions of death and banishment.  In providing a substitute, God was offering mercy or provision to His covenant partner.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 20 is entitled, "The Self-Maledictory Oath and the New Covenant Sacraments." In the ordinances of baptism and communion, the believer testifies that covenant law is operative and that every transgression and disobedience receives a just recompense of reward (Heb. 2:2); but the covenant offered in Christ provides for the penalty to be appropriated to the substitute. Covenant life includes the efficacious sacrifice. Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 

 

   

 

Lesson 19 is entitled, “The Self-Maledictory Oath, Part II.”  Because all mankind is under the sentence of death and no one is able to merit a right standing with God, God manifests His grace and mercy by way of offering a covenant, which explains the terms upon which God will deal with man.  The covenant is activated when man takes the self-maledictory oath.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 

 

  

 

Lesson 18 is entitled, “The Self-Maledictory Oath, Part 1.”  Because all mankind is under the sentence of death and no one is able to merit a right standing with God, God manifests His grace and mercy by way of offering a covenant, which explains the terms upon which God will deal with man.  The covenant is activated when man takes the self-maledictory oath.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 

 

 

 Lesson 17 is entitled, “God's Punishment upon the Law Breaker.”  Although all mankind inherited a fallen nature in Adam, the scriptures verify that God was willing to cut a covenant with those whom He called; thus man could reconnect with God in both relationships and the yoke of labor.  As seen in the five-point covenantal structure, all covenants contain ethics and sanctions. Obedience yields blessings and disobedience releases curses.   Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching.  

 

 

 

 

 Lesson 16 is entitled, “Condemnation of Death- Part 2.”  In His mercy, God offers mankind an opportunity to work for Him and to walk with Him.  This opportunity comes to us in the form of a covenant and is found in the pages of scripture in two forms:  the Old Covenant and the New Covenant.  Both covenants have laws because section three of the covenant model identifies required ethics.  What happens to man if he cannot keep the ethical code identified in the covenant?  How can man escape the decree of death?  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 

 

 

Lesson 15 is entitled, “The Condemnation of Death.”  The revelation of total depravity positions man to acknowledge his need for help that cannot arise from within his own sinful and rebellious being.  “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of heaven” (Mt. 5:3).  A proper understanding of depravity also keeps man from the erroneous belief that he is able to do enough good, law-keeping deeds to merit salvation.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching


 

 

Lesson 14 is entitled "Continuity and Discontinuity in the Covenants."  Jesus expected the hearers to plug into covenantal history.  He was not introducing an entirely new concept but was transitioning the old order into the new.  The church has been grafted into the tree and root system of God’s historical covenantal people (Rom. 11:16-17).  Proper understanding of the Matthew passages causes the church to carry on the assignment and understand the parts of the old order which are to be maintained and which are to be discarded. Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 





Lesson 13 is entitled “Stewardship of the Kingdom.”  Stone Tablets were delivered to Moses during the third month feast, which was known as Pentecost.  The Law was again delivered on the third month feast of Pentecost when the Church was assembled in the upper room, and the Holy Spirit fell on them with cloven tongues of fire.  From stone to fleshly Tablets, from a dead people to living stones, from Moses’ called out to Jesus’ called out, the church was introduced to a better covenant.  But to manage the Kingdom, the church would need the Holy Oracles (Rom. 3:1-2), which had formerly been under the stewardship of Old Israel but were transferred at Pentecost to the New called out – the Church.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesson 12 is entitled, “The Tablets of the Law." The Spirit of God enables the heart of the believer to become compliant to the holy standards of God.  The change of heart from rebellion to submission is reflected by loving obedience to the Word of God.  For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous” (I Jn. 5:2-3).  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching.

 


 


 

 

 

Lesson 11 is entitled, "God's Law in Three Tabernacles, Part II."  When the Ark of the Covenant was moved into the Temple of Solomon, the Tablets of Testimony were not removed.  This was a witness that the Law would continue to be pertinent to and would be found inside of the New Testament temple, which is the heart of the believer.  The church is now the container of God’s Tablets of Testimony.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 10 is entitled “God’s Law in Three Tabernacles."   The study of the tabernacles reveals earthly houses where God’s glory and presence was manifested in the earth.  Close examination discloses the fact that God’s Law was an important aspect in all the tabernacles, which were built under the mandate of God and the pattern He gave.  Every man’s home reflects his ethic; and God’s heavenly and earthly homes demonstrate His ethic, which is the holy standard found within the Law of God.  Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching.  

 

 

 

 

 

Week 9 is entitled "God's Testimony in the Ten Commandments #2."  The promise that the New Covenant would give man a new heart (Jer. 31:33, Ez. 11:19-20) does not mean that man will outgrow the need for a codified law but rather that man's nature will again become compliant to God's eternal witness of His throne, His holy nature, and moral standards.   Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching.

 

 

 

Week 8 is entitled "God's Testimony in The 10 Commandments." The Law, which was placed in the Ark of the Covenant that was positioned in the Tabernacle, was a witness to heavenly patterns: Hebrews 8:5 confirms that the Tabernacle, including the Tablets of Testimony that were encased in God's earthly throne, presented a faithful testimony to God's heavenly throne. "They serve as a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, 'See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain'." (ESV).   Please download this PDF and follow along during the teaching.

Week 7 is entitled "God's Testimony in the Law."  Psalm 19 speaks of two testimonies, which God has made available to mankind.  The first is creation or God's Word speaking through nature.  The second testimony is even more reliable than creation, and that witness is God's Law.  "More to be desired are they than gold . . . moreover by them is thy servant warned and in keeping them there is great reward" (Ps. 19:10-11).   Please download this PDF and follow along during this teaching.

 

 

 Week 6 is entitled "God's Testimony in Creation."  The testimony of Creation communicates a sure eduwth.  One can scarcely approach a mountain, stand at the ocean's edge, or gaze into the starry sky without an awareness that whoever created such vast domains must be majestic in nature and powerful in being.  No one can observe the mastery of the beehive or the intricate migratory patterns of the salmon without coming to the conclusion that the Creator is flawless in every minute detail and that nothing escapes his planning and oversight.  All the world is a revelation of God.  And, all men shall stand accountable to that reliable revelation, to that sure eduwth.  Please download this PDF and follow along during this teaching.

 

Lesson 5 is entitled "God's Testimony to Man."  The Garden of Eden was the first testimony of the unseen realm and of God, Himself; but it was not the only one.  God repeatedly gave humanity a faithful witness in order that man may know God, His ways, and His eternal realm.  The faithful record can be found in the creation, the Tabernacle, and the Law.  "The testimony (witness) of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple"  (Ps. 19:7b). Please download this PDF and follow along during this teaching.

 

 

 Lesson Four is entitled "Three Uses of the Law." In the Garden, God was establishing His Kingdom on the earth and appointing His ambassadors to manage His Kingdom.  Every Kingdom has a government, a constitution or charter of organizing principles, citizens, territories or boundaries, assets or raw materials, and laws by which the Kingdom operates.  Please download the PDF for this lesson and follow along during the teaching. 

 

 

 

Lesson Three is entitled “God’s Initial Revelation of Himself.”  Our first introduction to God is that of God as Creator of all.  He chose to place this knowledge of Himself as preeminent and foremost in our thoughts.  It is the most important fact of all human knowledge.  Although implications of God as Creator are immense and multifaceted, we are constrained to recognize that His being cannot be comprehended outside of the context of His role as Law-giver.  Please download the PDF for this lesson and follow along during the teaching.  

 

 

 

 

 Lesson Two is entitled “God’s Initial Revelation of the Law.” The Tree of Knowledge, which was God’s Law in the Garden, placed a boundary around God’s role as Law-giver and man’s role as keeper of God’s standard of good and evil.  Man was and is forbidden to be an autonomous determiner of the concepts of holy.  Please download the PDF for this lesson and follow along during the teaching. 

 

 

 

 

 

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