This Covenant experience will guide participants in a comprehensive, in-depth study of the Bible over twenty-four weeks. Unlike the learning participants may have experienced in other groups, this in-depth study of the whole Bible emphasizes the biblical concept of covenant as a unifying pattern through all the books in the Old and New Testaments. It underscores the unique relationship that God chooses to have with us as God’s people. This relationship is grounded in the faithfulness of God’s love and on our ongoing commitment to stay in love with God while we share signs of that love with others.
The cohosts for the twenty-four video episodes are Reverend Shane Stanford, senior pastor at Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, and Reverend Christine Chakoian, senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Lake Forest, Illinois. They will meet with a different biblical scholar in each video episode.
Each video in the coming weeks features a conversation between the hosts and a biblical scholar around the Covenant table. Their conversation is a model for the kind of learning dynamic that is central to this study.
This is Episode 6 Additional Video: Grace and Response
The author of Hebrews wants to impress on readers that it should be unthinkable to respond to God's favor and generosity with anything other than gratitude, loyalty, and commitment. If our culture and its marketing forces constantly remind us of what we don't have, the writer of Hebrews wants to remind us of what we have and therefore how we should live, which is always to live out of what God has done. The author holds grace and response in an unbreakable circle, in a dance that cannot be interrupted. Remembering and responding to what God has done leads to a life of gratitude for all God has done for us.
Running time: 5:20
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