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Heirs of the Covenant

Scriptures Referenced: (Acts 3:17-26, Genesis 22:15-18, Romans 11:13-18)

Speaker: Tom Leonard, March 31, 2019



About Tom Leonard: Tom Leonard is the Senior Pastor at Island Alliance Church.

Scriptures Referenced

Acts 3:17-26

17And now, brethren, I wot that through ignorance ye did it, as did also your rulers. 18But those things, which God before had shewed by the mouth of all his prophets, that Christ should suffer, he hath so fulfilled. 19Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; 20And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: 21Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began. 22For Moses truly said unto the fathers, A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall ye hear in all things whatsoever he shall say unto you. 23And it shall come to pass, that every soul, which will not hear that prophet, shall be destroyed from among the people. 24Yea, and all the prophets from Samuel and those that follow after, as many as have spoken, have likewise foretold of these days. 25Ye are the children of the prophets, and of the covenant which God made with our fathers, saying unto Abraham, And in thy seed shall all the kindreds of the earth be blessed. 26Unto you first God, having raised up his Son Jesus, sent him to bless you, in turning away every one of you from his iniquities. (KJV)

Genesis 22:15-18

15And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time, 16And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: 17That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; 18And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice. (KJV)

Romans 11:13-18

13For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office: 14If by any means I may provoke to emulation them which are my flesh, and might save some of them. 15For if the casting away of them be the reconciling of the world, what shall the receiving of them be, but life from the dead? 16For if the firstfruit be holy, the lump is also holy: and if the root be holy, so are the branches. 17And if some of the branches be broken off, and thou, being a wild olive tree, wert graffed in among them, and with them partakest of the root and fatness of the olive tree; 18Boast not against the branches. But if thou boast, thou bearest not the root, but the root thee. (KJV)

Notes:

Heirs of the Covenant
Acts 3:17-26

Main Point:
Through faith in Messiah Jesus, we become heirs of God’s covenant to Abraham and are blessed to be a blessing!

*Key verse - verse 25 ‘Heirs of the Prophets & Covenant’

1. Repent, turn to God, & put your faith in Messiah Jesus. Verse 19

The Jews, in the main, had disowned the Holy & Righteous One, Jesus; killed the Author of life. vvs.13-14

-But God raised Him from the dead. The Apostles are witnesses of this! v. 15

2. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Covenant to Abraham verses 24-26

He is the ‘Offspring’ of Abraham Gen 22:18

3. In this Covenant we are blessed to be a blessing! v. 26

We Gentiles are included – (Romans 11:13-18)

Why? God loves the world – people! That’s why He sends us to them! We are blessed to be a blessing to them!