03 The Covenant of Grace (Gen 3:14-15, Gal 4:4-5)

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Sermon outline

 

Introduction

    1. Covenants are the way that God relates to anything and everything (Jer 33:20-21)
    2. Recap of Last 2 Weeks
      1. The Covenant of Redemption
        1. That agreement within the Triune God to redeem people (Eph 1:4)
      2. The Covenant of Works (Gen 2:16-17)
      3. Federal Headship (2Cor 1:20, 1Cor 15:22, Ps 89:4, 2 Cor 5:19)

The beginning of the Covenant of Grace

      1. In the Garden after the Fall (Gen 3:14-15)
      2. To Noah (Heb 11:7)
      3. To Abraham (Gen 12:3)
      4. To David (2Sam 7:12-13)
      5. Jeremiah 31:31-34)

The Covenant expounded (Gal 4:4-5)

      1. The Parties
      2. The Terms
      3. The Reward

What makes this covenant of Grace unique?

      1. The covenant of Grace grants a mediator between God and Man (Heb 8:6)
      2. Holy Spirit enabled vs. Human power enabled (Eph 3:16, 2Tim 1:7, Tit 3:5)
      3. Faith in Another’s Obedience vs. My obedience (Phil 3:9)
      4. Adoption vs. not dying (Lk 15:3, Heb 6:12, 1Cor 6;9-10, 15:50, Heb 1:14)

Why does this matter?

      1. Joyful fulfillment of Law on our hearts
      2. Discipleship in Faith vs. sin management

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