NextLevel Online: The Pentateuch

Session 11: A God who is Covenantally Loyal

In Session 11, we test and trace God's covenant loyalty.



Classroom

Classroom Instructions

Lesson
Materials: Lesson Outline
Leader

Notes from Teaching Video

Mercy + Truth

Numbers: Testing God's Covenant Loyalty

Tracing God's Covenant Loyalty

  • From Israel's call...

  • …to the exile...

  • …to the cross.

God's Covenant Loyalty and Us

Questions for Discussion and Reflection

  • How do you answer the objection that the God of the NT is not the God of the OT? What texts, themes, topics, or stories would you point to? Why is it important to believe this anyway?

  • Share a story of how you once thought that you were all alone, only to find out that God had not abandoned you the whole time.

  • Psalm 137 is one the most graphic imprecatory (invoking curses or calling for judgment) Psalms in the Bible. It is the lament of an Israelite in exile in Babylon. Verses 5-6 recall the former splendor of home. All he has ever known is lost, and he is in the deepest pit of despair. How is God’s loyalty revealed in a Psalm like this? What does this Psalm say about our interactions with God even in deep despair?

  • Consider Jesus’ words from the cross in Matthew 27:46. Now read John 19:30. How should we think about God’s loyalty to the covenant in light of Christ’s death?

About NextLevel Online

The vision of Ozark Christian College is to glorify God by evangelizing the lost and edifying Christians worldwide. The mission of Ozark Christian College is to train men and women for Christian service as a degree-granting institution of biblical higher education.