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Title:
Our covenant God : learning to trust him
Author:
Arthur, Kay, 1933-
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Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Colorado Springs, CO : WaterBrook Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
276 pages ; 25 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781578561827

9781578562619
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Book

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Central Library BT155 .A77 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

SOMEONE LOVES YOU. UNCONDITIONALLY. UNSHAKABLE, UNFAILINGLY. That Someone is God Himself. But how can that be possible? Why would God love you so? Because He has fashioned an unbreakable covenant between Himself and you. And He always keeps His promises. "Everything God does," says Kay Arthur, "is based on His covenant." And when you understand how thoroughly the dynamic concept of covenant permeates everything God says in His Word, and everything He does in our lives, you'll come to experience one of the most stabilizing, most freeing truths you'll ever know. In a culture in which unfaithfulness is rampant, God's "fierce, ferocious loyalty" toward us is difficult to imagine. And yet, through her characteristically warm and wise exploration of the Scripture, Kay Arthur will lead you into discovering the stunning truth of God's covenant--and help you experience its revolutionary truth in your life. The Bible reveals the covenant bond to be the highest personal relationship possible. In ancient times, covenants were solemn, binding agreements supremely honored above all others. Making a covenant represented an unqualified, total commitment of one person to another--unconditionally, totally, eternally. As you follow the thread of God's covenant woven throughout the Bible, you'll discover the awesome privilege of getting to know the Lord as your Covenant God.


Author Notes

Kay Arthur is one of America's best-known and most-beloved Bible teachers and authors. With her husband, Jack, she is the cofounder of Precept Ministries International


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Popular Bible teacher Arthur, cofounder of Precept Ministries, traces the idea of God's covenant from the Old and New Testaments to its meaning for people in the 20th century. She begins by reflecting on the first sign of God's covenant with humankind in the story of Noah and the flood. She then explores the ramifications of the covenant relationship between David and Jonathan, before focusing her attention on Jesus Christ as the mediator of the New Covenant. She notes, "A covenant relationship supersedes all other relationships. If you are in covenant with Jesus Christ, you are in covenant with One who is God." Using anecdotes from her own ministry experiences as well as a deep reading of Scriptures, Arthur explains the seriousness of making a covenant, especially in an age she sees as marked by casual commitments and broken promises. While readers will benefit from the depth of her study, her saccharine and manipulative style will put off many readers. For example, Arthur notes, "Beloved Christ laid down his life for you... His potential covenant partner, and you are to do the same."(Apr.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved


Table of Contents

1 The Riches of Covenant: If Onlyp. 1
Part I Covenant: The Very Gate of Heaven
2 Because God Is a Covenant God: I Can Be Securep. 7
3 Because God Is a Covenant God: I Can Trust Him Completelyp. 18
4 Because God Is a Covenant God: I Am Loved Unconditionallyp. 24
5 Because God Is a Covenant God: His Promises Will Never Failp. 36
Part II Solemn and Binding
6 Covenant Is: A Bond in Bloodp. 49
7 Covenant Is: A Walk into Deathp. 61
8 Covenant Is: An Unbreakable Commitmentp. 71
Part III The Power of Covenant
9 Because I'm in Covenant with God: I'm Assured of My Covenant Heritagep. 83
10 Because I'm in Covenant with God: I Have a New Identityp. 94
11 Because I'm in Covenant with God: I Have His Help in Temptationp. 104
12 Because I'm in Covenant with God: I Have a Defender and Vindicatorp. 113
13 Because I'm in Covenant with God: I Have Something Worth Dying Forp. 128
14 Because I'm in Covenant with God: I Have His Strength and Powerp. 136
15 Because I'm in Covenant with God: I Belong to Someone Foreverp. 144
16 Because I'm in Covenant with God: He Will Always Bear My Woundsp. 151
17 Because I'm in Covenant with God: I Have a Faithful Friendp. 157
18 Because I'm in Covenant with God: I Am Rich Beyond Measurep. 167
19 Because I'm in Covenant with God: My Life Is on the Linep. 176
Part IV Come and Dine
20 A Covenant Lived Out: Keeping the Promisep. 195
21 A Covenant Lived Out: Feasting at the King's Tablep. 212
Part V Our Three Covenants of Salvation
22 The Abrabamic Covenant: The Provision of the Seedp. 227
23 The Old Covenant: The Protection of the Lawp. 237
24 The New Covenant: The Promise of the Spiritp. 259
Individual or Small-Group Study Guidep. 277

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