Confirming the Covenant

November 15, 2020 Preacher: Ryan Brice Series: Genesis: Origins - The Promise

Passage: Genesis 17:1–17:27

God Almighty Reaffirms His Covenant and Provides a Personal Confirmation and a Generational Sign

Genesis 17:1-14

  • God Almighty appears to Abram and reaffirms his covenant
    • Genesis 17:1–4
  • Abram’s name is changed as a preemptive confirmation
    • Genesis 17:5–8
  • Abraham, and all his descendants, are expected to be circumcised as a sign of their participation in the covenant
    • Genesis 17:9-13
    • Deuteronomy 30:6
  • Any in Abraham’s household or line not circumcised are to be cut off from his people
    • Genesis 17:14

God Almighty Provides Further Clarity of the Covenant and Abraham Responds in Faith

Genesis 17:15–27

  • Sarai’s name is changed and a name is given to their heir
    • Genesis 17:15–21
    • Numbers 24:17
    • Matthew 1:1
  • Abraham obediently circumcises all of the males in his household
    • Genesis 17:22–27

So What?

  • God Almighty keeps his covenant with Abraham by circumcising the hearts of all who come to him in faith.
    • Romans 4:9–12
    • Colossians 2:11–14

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