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 8 Additional Video: The Moab Covenant
In the Torah or instruction God makes provisions for our failures to live up to the demands of the law. In Deuteronomy 29-32 the Moab covenant supplements the Sinai/Horeb covenant. It shows God acting to help Israel obey. Comparing Deut 10:16 to Deut 30:6 shows the difference between a command from God to the people to "circumcise" their own hearts and a promise that God will accomplish this very thing so the people (and their descendants, too) will be able to obey the great commandment to love God (and live). The law, the covenant, the instruction, the relationship with God is never an end to itself. It is always lived out of this gracious response to God's prior act.
Running time: 5:06
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