God Promises Now and for all time

1. Working individually, follow the presentation given here and upload your responses to the numbered questions to Seesaw, in one posting.

2. Working with a partner Create your own presentation to show the class to illustrate HOW Jesus is the 'New Covenant' that has meaning in the Easter season. This may be in your chosen format and medium using Adobe Spark, Storyboard that or Canva, You could also present a short performance, video, or film trailer.



Because God loves his people and wants to be in relationship with us, he has made various covenants with his people throughout Biblical history all leading up to his final and complete covenant that he has made through Jesus.

The original covenant made with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden is called the Edenic Covenant (Genesis 3:15) . As time passed God made a covenant with Noah (Genesis 6:18) which extended to the whole earth (Genesis 9:9-16).

Adding to the covenants made with Adam and Noah, God made a covenant with Abraham and his descendants. That covenant consisted of a number of promises (Genesis 12:1-3). God called this covenant an everlasting covenant (Genesis 17:7).

The next covenant is often referred to as the Mosaic Covenant. It was a covenant made solely with Israel. This covenant was one of stipulations and conditions. Blessings were promised for obedience, including possession of the land of Canaan, protection from enemies and national prosperity. Punishment was promised for disobedience, including captivity which happened repeatedly throughout Israel's history (Deuteronomy 28).

From what you have learned about the Old Covenant and what you see in the illustration above what were some of the improvements to the Old Covenant that came about in the New Covenant? Some of these words will be unfamiliar to you so

The New Covenant is also mentioned in Ezekiel 36:26–27, “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” Ezekiel lists several aspects of the New Covenant here: a new heart, a new spirit, the Holy Spirit, and true holiness. The Mosaic Law could provide none of these things (see Romans 3:20).

1. Illustrate on your Seesaw page one practical way, here at Merici College, you can live with "a new heart".

Now we come to the Davidic Covenant, the high point being the promise pointing forward to the coming of the Messiah (2 Samuel 7:12).

2. . What do these 2 pictures tell us about who the Messiah was to be and who his ancestors were?
3. Locate the Bible reference shown in this image, what was Jeremiah predicting that God would do in the New Covenant?

Watch this short film clip:

3. Who are the people shown and why do you think it was an important moment in God setting the second covenant in place?

4. Read Matthew 3:13-17 and add a short quotation to support your answer

5. What is the name of the event taking place here?

6. When is this event celebrated again in Jesus' life, but given a new meaning?

7. What sacrament in the Catholic Church has its ancient roots in this event?

8. Locate the reference to this Gospel passage and add it to your Seesaw post.

9. By what name do we know this event, in which of the Easter services is it still commemorated ? What is happening in this picture?

10 Consider the possible meanings of this image and give it a caption.

11. Read John 1:29 Luke 22:20 and add a quotation that fits this image of Jesus with us.

13. Which 5 words on this Wordle pic, express your appreciation of the Easter season?

14. These cartoons reference some of Jesus words from the Sermon on the Mount about how we might live in right relationship with God. Select one of these and think about what you could do now and in future to do your part in living in response to the New Covenant. Record this in your final Seesaw comment

Upload your responses to Seesaw and begin working with your partner on Section 2.

Happy Easter!

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