The Covenants

Blood plays a major role in the story of God’s rescue of humanity, through innocent bloodshed, The Day of Atonement, and Passover. God’s heart is clearly and strongly moved when innocent life is lost. The Day of Atonement was the observation that God would make right all the sins of the people. Personal and public instructions are given in the Old Testament to model fasting and repentance. New Testament references reveal how Jesus is the fulfillment of removing the penalty of our sin. The Passover begins with God’s people Israel leaving Egypt. Through Moses, God tells His people to cover their door frames with the blood of lambs. The angel of death would then “pass over” their households and not harm them. The New Testament references the Passover either directly or indirectly and frames Jesus as “the Lamb of God” who becomes our perfect sacrifice and protection from spiritual death once and for all.

Inside The Guide

Each guide is broken up into six weeks. Below is a small insight into each week.

Innocent Bloodshed – OT

What is the connection between God’s blessing, curse, and the bloodshed of innocent people?

Innocent Bloodshed – NT

How does the bloodshed of Jesus affect my life? How am I called to live differently as a result?

The Day of Atonement – OT

Atonement means making something right because of a wrong. In the OT, were there circumstances where atonement could not be made? What was the significance of this?

The Day of Atonement – NT

What factors caused Elijah to turn from fearless to fearful? Where do I see these factors taking control in my life and causing me to be fearful?

Passover – OT

What was the significance of the Passover in the Old Testament, and how did it affect those who observed it?

Passover – NT

Jesus celebrated the centuries-old tradition of the Passover meal with his disciples. How did he honor tradition and also bring new meaning by what He did?


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