According to Scripture, the Old Covenant was given to Israel because of transgressions. Or, as the Bible in Worldwide English Version puts it: “Why then was the law [the Old Covenant] made? God gave it… because so many people were doing what was wrong” (Galatians 3:19).
But within that overall framework were at least five major reasons for the giving of the Old Covenant. Understanding what those reasons are will help us understand the mind of God, and can teach us vital lessons in how we, as Christians, or as human beings fit in with what God has in mind for us.
In this message we explore in some detail three major reasons for the giving of the Old Covenant, and how they relate to the New Covenant, and to lessons that relate directly to us and our relationship with God.
Keeping yourself from sin requires establishing and maintaining in an active and positive way a right relationship with God. That is a key to conquering sin we all must understand and practice. This message is about your relationship with God and its importance in putting out sin.
We live in a world marked by dissension, division, strife, hatred, war and other manifestations of violence and bloodshed. To a large extent, humans are cut off from God as well.
At the root of division, between God and mankind, and among human beings, is sin. If we can understand the root cause of division and strife, perhaps we can understand more clearly the path we should walk in, and eventually the way to peace with God and among human beings.
Some may wonder, if there is a real God, why can’t we see him? Why would God hide himself? In this message learn what the Bible tells us about why most have not seen God, and under what circumstances you, and everyone else, even those now in their graves, will see God.