Community takes form as a result of Covenant.(Family under one name with mandate to bear children)In the Bible we came across 5 major Covenants that God makes:1.
oah & His Family2.
braham & His Descendants3.
Moses & the Israelites4.
David and the Kingdom of Israel5.
ew Covenant of Jesus and the Church
s we will see by going through each of these ± the goal is two-fold.
ll of thempoint to and are ultimately superseded by the
ew Covenant with Jesus whoalone can resolve our sin and our sin scared creation, and the heart of each of them is in these words:³I will your God, and you will be my people!´Lets have a look at these Covenants of Grace aimed at sinners like you and I:1.
oah & His FamilyGenesis 6:5 ± 9
saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that everyintention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.
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wassorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart.
said, I will blot out man whom I have created from the face of the land, man andanimals and creeping things and birds of the heavens, for I am sorry that I have madethem.
oah found favor in the eyes of the L
These are the generations of
oah was a righteous man, blameless in hisgeneration.
oah walked with God.
The first thing we need to make very clear is that
oah was a sinner. He isincluded in God¶s statement about all man.
nd here we have the beginningof the way that God deals with sin ± He offers grace! Salvation is by Grace!
For by grace you have been saved through faith.
nd this is not your own doing; it isthe gift of God
(Ephesians 2:8)Favour ± is exactly that ± a free gift from God.
nd because of
oah¶s faith inthe grace of God he is enabled to walk a blameless life. He obeys God andbuilds an ark, and heralds righteousness!