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Your Share in God’s Promises. Galatians 3. The Abrahamic Covenant. What is a Covenant Who was Abraham What was Promised Explanation of what was Promised Why do I need to know all this? Is this the only time this promise occurs? When will God fulfill His Promises?

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The abrahamic covenant
The Abrahamic Covenant

  • What is a Covenant

  • Who was Abraham

  • What was Promised

  • Explanation of what was Promised

  • Why do I need to know all this?

  • Is this the only time this promise occurs?

  • When will God fulfill His Promises?

  • What do I need to do about this?


What is a covenant
What is a Covenant?

  • More than a promise

  • A solemn agreement

  • A commitment

  • A contract between two or more parties

    Concise Oxford English Dictionary


Who was abraham
Who was Abraham?

  • He lived in Ur of the Chaldees near Babel (Gen. 11: 27-32)


Who was abraham1
Who was Abraham?

  • A very rich family (Gen. 12:5)

  • Abraham worshipped idols (Josh. 24:2)

  • In Ur God told him to leave, and go to a land that God would show him (Gen. 12:1 )

  • Abraham Obeyed without knowing where God wanted him to go(Heb. 11:8)


What was promised
What was Promised?

At Ur & Haran {Genesis 12:2-3}

  • Abraham is to become a great nation & a great name

  • God would bless him that blessed Abraham, and curse: him that cursed him

  • In Abraham shall all nations be blessed


What was promised1
What was Promised?

At Sichem (Shechem) {Genesis 12:7}

  • Abraham to have children who would inherit land

    At Bethel {Genesis 13:14-17}

  • Abram & his seed to inherit Palestine forever.

  • His seed to be multitudinous


What was promised2
What was Promised?

At Hebron {Genesis 15}

  • God makes a covenant by sacrifice

  • The boundaries of the land are defined

    At Mount Moriah {Genesis 22}

  • Abraham to possess the gates of his enemies

  • In his seed all nations to be blessed

  • Promise is confirmed by an oath


Explanation of the promise

The True Seed of Abraham is Jesus Christ

“Now the promises were addressed to Abraham and to his progeny. The words were not to his progenies in the plural, but in the singular, ‘to your progeny’, which means Christ”

(Galatians 3 verse 16 - Jerusalem Bible)

Explanation of the Promise


The promise was to
The promise was to:

  • Abraham

  • Jesus

  • Abraham’s natural descendants - The Jews

  • Abraham’s True heirs - Baptized Believers (Gal 3:26-29)


Why is this covenant promise important to me
Why is this Covenant / Promise important to me?

  • The blessing of Abraham is:

    • Justification from sins for all baptized into Christ

      (Galatians 3:7-9)

    • Eternal Inheritance

      (Galatians 3:29)


Why is this covenant promise important to me1
Why is this Covenant / Promise important to me?

  • The Promise is to Baptized Faithful Believers

  • It Promises Eternal Life / Immortality

  • Living on Earth

  • Resurrection from the Dead !!


Is this the only promise of the bible
Is this the only promise of the Bible?

  • Similar Promises are made

    • In the Garden of Eden. (Genesis 3:15)

    • To Noah after the flood (Genesis 9)

    • To Isaac - Abraham’s Son (Genesis 26)

    • To Jacob - Abraham’s Grand Son (Genesis 28)

    • To King David (2 Samuel 7)

    • To the Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 1:32-33)


When will god fulfill his promise
When will God fulfill His Promise?

  • The terms have not yet been fulfilled (Hebrews 11:13,39; Acts 7:5)

  • The Prophets declared that fulfillment will be at Christs’s Return

    • 1300 years after Abraham (Micah 7:20)

    • 2000 years after Abraham (Luke 1:72,73)

    • 2050 years after Abraham (Romans 15:8; Galatians 3)


What do i need to do
What do I need to do?

  • Believe

  • Be Baptized

  • Faithfully obey God’s Commandments