Memorial OPC Adult Sunday School, Spring 2008
A Brief Overview of Covenant Theology

(Using as a guide - Covenants: God's Way with His People, by O. Palmer Robertson)

Part 1, March 9, 2008


Resources for (further) study:

Westminster Confession of Faith, chapters 6, 7, 8, 19

Westminster Larger Catechism, Q&A's 20-57

Westminster Shorter Catechism, Q&A's 12-28

The Economy of the Covenants between God and Man, Herman Witsius (P&R, 1990 reprint)

Covenants: God's Way with His People, by O. Palmer Robertson (GCP, 1987)

The Covenant of Grace, J.G. Vos (Crown & Covenant)

The Christ of the Covenants, by O. Palmer Robertson (P&R, 1980)

Biblical Theology, Geerhardus Vos (Banner of Truth? Reprint)

The Marrow of Modem Divinity, by Edward Fisher with notes by Thomas Boston

Human Nature in Its Fourfold State, by Thomas Boston (Banner of Truth, 1964 reprint)



Defining the idea of Covenant


Bi-covenental
    1. Prior to The Fall.
    2. After The Fall (further divided into two administrations or epochs).
        A. Before the coming of Christ.
        B. After the coming of Christ

I. A relationship

Gen 21:22 ff.

II. A binding relationship

III. A binding relationship with the sanction of life or death

IV. A sovereignly imposed binding relationship with the sanction of life or death

Gen 15


Consider:
Gen 6:8, 9:9, 15:18, 17:4;
Ex 2:24, 19:5, 24:7;
2Sam 7 (c.f. Psa 89);
Jer 31:31ff;
Matt 26:28;
Lk 22:20;
1Cor 11:25;
2Cor 3;
Heb 13:20