John 17:1-5

The Substance of the Covenant

Introduction:

The heart of all the specific Covenants written in the Bible: (Protogospel Gen. 3:15; Noahic, Abrahamic, Mosaic, Davidic, and the New Covenant) stem from the Covenant of Redemption. This Covenant of Redemption has been established in the purpose and decree of the triune God; before history, but works itself out in the history of man.


  1. The Covenant of Redemption

  1. First of all Covenants

  1. A Plan to redeem God’s elect people.

  2. A glimpse of the Divine plan – Psa. 2:7-8; John 6:38-39; 10:18

  3. Michael Horton, “Covenant Theology”, Matt. 1:21


  1. The Covenant of Works

  1. A covenant between God and Adam – Gen. 2:15

  1. Requirements of obedience or physical death – Gen. 2:17

  2. Sinless Adam enjoyed fellowship with God

  1. Federal Head – Rom. 5:12

  1. Adam’s fall – I Cor. 15:21-22

  2. Covenant breaker – Hosea 6:7

  3. Condemned already – John 3:36; Rev. 20:6; 21:4

  1. Still in force – Isa. 64:6; Rom. 3:23

  1. The only way out – Isa. 61:10


  1. The Covenant of Grace

  1. After the Fall of Man – Gen. 3:15; Rom. 16:20

  2. Various Covenants:

  1. Noahic – Gen. 6:18

  2. Abrahamic – Gen. 15:8-18; 17:10, 14; Gal. 3;16,29; Col. 2:11-12

  3. Mosaic – Exo. 24:8

  4. Davidic – Psalm 89:3-4; Heb. 1:5; Isa. 55:3

  5. New Covenant – Heb. 8:13; Jer. 31:31-33











Pastor Nick Iamaio

Reformed Presbyterian Church

207 South Frist Street, Fulton, NY 13069

Web site fultonprc.org

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6/26/2016