The Redemptive Covenant for the Life of the World

December 23, 2018 Speaker: Cameron Barham Series: Advent 2018: The Promise of Christ in Genesis

Scripture: Genesis 12:1–12:9

Key Truth: God calls us to participate in His redemptive mission in Christ to restore what has been scattered and progressively push back the darkness where it is found.  


What redemptive work has God invited you into this Advent season?

 

Abram’s Call for the Blessing and Restoring of God’s Scattered People:

Genesis 12:1-3

“The call of God to (Abram) is a sneak preview for the rest of the Bible. It is the story of God bringing salvation to all tribes and nations through this holy nation, administered at first by the Mosaic covenant and then by the Lord Jesus Christ through the new covenant.”

Bruce K. Waltke with Cathi J. Fredricks, Genesis: A Commentary

 

What are some ways in which you are participating in those scattered among the nations hearing the Gospel of Jesus Christ so its people could be blessed with eternal life in Him?

 

Pushing Back the Darkness and the Advance of God’s Kingdom:

Genesis 12:4-9

“It was a foretaste of things to come that at this stronghold of other gods the Lord revealed His presence, allocated the land to His servant and received formal homage.”

Derek Kidner, Genesis

 

What are some ways in which you are engaging in pushing back the darkness in union with Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit to announce that God’s kingdom has come?

 

Genesis 12:1-9 teaches us that God calls us to participate in His redemptive mission in Christ:

to restore what has been scattered
progressively push back the darkness where it is found  

 

Benediction:

Galatians 4:4-7

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The Pollution of the Lineage and the Cleansing Flood

December 2, 2018

The Corruption of the Family and the Promised Son