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New Testament ‘Hesed’… Part 3

Breach of Covenant According to Jesus, love of God and love of one’s neighbor was the foundational basis for all law.  Failure to love God and one’s neighbor is therefore the foundational basis of all law breaking: sin. Under the … Continue reading

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New Testament ‘Hesed’… Part 2

Service: Breadth and Range The lifestyle of the ancient church is demonstrated, at least in concept, by the numerous terms used in the New Testament texts to describe various types of servants. In all cases, these were people who put … Continue reading

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New Covenant ‘Hesed’ part 1

Introduction             You will remember the word hesed from our discussion of the Old Testament.  It is the word used most often to describe God in the Old Testament.  You will also recall that it has two elements: keeping covenant, … Continue reading

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The New Covenant, part 2

New Covenant Terms In the Old Covenant, man’s promises were the terms of the covenant; man’s obligations.  That these obligations needed to be kept was obvious, and those obligations are clearly listed.  What are our obligations (terms or stipulations) living … Continue reading

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The New Covenant, part 1

Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me; with burnt offerings and sin offerings you were not pleased. Then I said, ‘Here I am—it is … Continue reading

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The Apostles’ Teaching of 2 Covenants, part 3

Introduction The Apostles came to view the Books of the Old Testament as relating to an entirely different relationship from that of the Christian. In fact, they viewed the covenants of the Old Testament as being altogether separate from Christ’s … Continue reading

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Apostolic Teaching of Two Covenants, part 2

Introduction Acts Chapter 10 tells the story of the conversion of Cornelius, the first recorded Gentile to be saved through Christ. This event was to have great consequences in the early church. The central question became: does a person need … Continue reading

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