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Title: The Church


1
The Church
Sacrament of Salvation
2
The Church
Chapter 1
3
Chapter 1
  • God Prepares the Way for His Church in the Old
    Testament

4
Chapter Objectives
The student will be able to understand
  • Gods covenant with Abraham
  • Isaac as a type of Christ
  • What God did for Israel through Moses
  • The pattern of Jewish history before the kingship
  • Davids kingdom
  • The Davidic covenant
  • Israels history after David
  • The Church as present in creation from the
    beginning
  • Gods creative act
  • Mans vocation
  • Gods covenants in the history of salvation
  • The covenant with Adam
  • Original Sin and the Protoevangelium
  • The covenant with Noah

5
Keys to Chapter 1
  • Mans vocation is to live in truth and holiness
    as a son of God with dominion over creation.
  • After the fall of man, God prepared the
    restoration of the human family through
    progressive covenants with Adam, Noah, Abraham,
    Moses, and David.
  • These covenants paved the way for Christ and his
    Church.

6
For Discussion
  • Why were we created?
  • How did God prepare his people for the Church?
  • How was the Church foreshadowed in the Old
    Testament?
  • What is the meaning of covenant?
  • What covenants did God establish with the
    Israelites?
  • What were the primary features of the Old
    Testament Covenant, and how did these features
    point the way to the New Covenant?

7
Guided Exercise
Based on the six questions listed under In this
chapter (p. 3), write on the one with which you
are most familiar.
8
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Lesson Objectives -
  • The Church as present in creation from the
    beginning
  • Gods creative act
  • Mans vocation

9
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Basic Questions -
Why do we go back to Gods creative act to
understand the Church?
Because God had the Church in mind from all
eternity and gradually unfolded her meaning, it
is necessary to study Gods plan for creation
from the beginning.
10
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Basic Questions -
What does the creation account in Genesis tell us
about creation and mans place in it?
God created the universe as a perfect work with
man as its pinnacle, creating him in Gods own
image.
11
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Basic Questions -
What is mans original vocation in relationship
to God?
Mans primeval vocation is communion with God in
a filial relationship.
12
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
What are the stages of the gradual unfolding of
Gods plan of salvation?
God established covenants with his people and
revealed his moral law to prepare for the coming
of the Savior, then he sent his Son, Jesus
Christ, to reveal the fullness of truth and
reconcile God and man through the Cross. This
mission is continued by the Church.
13
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
What was Gods plan for humanity from all
eternity?
To draw all people into communion with himself.
14
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
How did God react to Original Sin?
He promised a redeemer.
15
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
How do Christ and the Church relate to this
promise?
Christ is the promised Redeemer and the Church
is Christs instrument.
16
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
What are some of the names of the Church?
The Family of God, the People of God, the
Mystical Body of Christ, the Kingdom of Heaven,
the Temple of the Holy Spirit, the Bride of
Christ, and the Sacrament of Salvation.
17
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
What makes the Church entirely Christ-centered?
Apart from her communion in Christ and her
intimate sharing in the Divine Life of the
Blessed Trinity, the Church has no life.
18
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
What are the two natures of the Church?
The Church is a divine institution as the
Mystical Body of Christ. She is also a human
institution, incorporating men into herself
through Baptism.
19
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
How did God bring creation into being?
He created by the power of his Word.
20
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
In Sacred Scripture, what does the number three
connote?
It signifies perfection or completeness.
21
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
Why does the creation story divide the act of
creation into two corresponding three-day
periods?
It is a way of saying that the act of creation
was complete and perfect.
22
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
What forms are created on the first three days?
God created (1) day and night, (2) sky and sea,
and (3) dry land and plants.
23
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
What rules over day and night?
The sun and moon.
24
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
What rules over the sky and sea?
Birds and fish.
25
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
What rules over dry land and plants?
Animals and man.
26
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
What rules over everything in creation?
Man.
27
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Graphic Organizer -
Complete the following table to better see the
structure of the creation story in Genesis.
Day Creation of Forms Day Creation of Life to Rule over Forms
1 4
2 5
3 6
28
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Guided Exercise -
Create a bullet-point list of ideas that
created in the image of God means.
29
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
According to CCC 1, why did God create man?
To make him share in Gods own blessed life.
30
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
What does image and likeness mean when it is
used in relation to Seth?
Seth received his nature from Adam his father.
31
Mans Vocation from the Beginning
- Focus Question -
What does this tell us image and likeness means
in relation to Adam?
Adam received his nature from God. Unlike the
rest of creation, Adam was a beloved son of the
Father.
32
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Lesson Objectives -
  • Gods covenants in the history of salvation
  • The covenant with Adam
  • Original Sin and the Protoevangelium
  • The covenant with Noah

33
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Basic Questions -
What is a covenant?
God prepared people for the advent of the Church
through salvation history, a series of
progressive covenants, or solemn agreements,
between God and men. The covenants were with
Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David.
34
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Basic Questions -
What was the covenant with Adam?
The covenant with Adam was for man to live in
communion with God, other persons, and all of
creation. Man was to enjoy dominion over
creation.
35
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Basic Questions -
What are Original Sin and the Protoevangelium?
Adam and Eve broke the original covenant and
brought the consequences of Original Sin into the
world, yet God immediately promised a future
savior.
36
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Basic Questions -
What was the covenant with Noah?
God made a second covenant with Noah, after he
cleansed the world of wicked humanity, not to
again destroy the world by flood.
37
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Guided Exercise -
Conduct a think/pair/share using the following
question Does human history confirm what
Genesis says, that man has dominion over every
created thing on earth?
38
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Guided Exercise -
Complete a focused reading on the paragraphs
beginning, One of St. Irenæus and St.
Irenæus taught (p. 7) using the following
question What was the main idea of St.
Irenæuss teachings on covenants?
39
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
From whom did St. Irenaeus receive his Christian
formation?
He learned from the future martyr St. Polycarp, a
disciple of the Apostle John.
40
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
How did someone in present-day Turkey become the
bishop of what is now a French city?
St. Irenaeus went to Lyons as a missionary and
was made bishop after the Roman emperor Marcus
Aurelius martyred Lyonss first bishop.
41
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What was the first Sabbath, or day of rest?
The seventh day of creation, when, according to
Genesis, God rested, blessing this day and making
it holy.
42
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What is Gods covenant with creation?
God made a covenant with all of creation and
specifically with mankind God gave himself as a
Father to Adam, and Adam, in turn, was made to
give of himself, through his obedience as a son,
back to God.
43
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What is salvation history?
It is the biblical record of how Gods plan of
redemption in Christ has unfolded.
44
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
How does the idea of covenant relate to salvation
history?
Salvation history can be seen as a series of
covenants between God and man.
45
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What is a covenant?
It is a solemn agreement between God and manan
agreement that involves mutual commitments and
promises.
46
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What are the covenants in salvation history which
prepare Gods people for the New and Everlasting
Covenant in Christ Jesus?
The covenants with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses,
and David.
47
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
Why was the Sabbath created?
God rested on the seventh day, so man must rest
from labor (cf. CCC 2172). Extension God
created the Sabbath to remind all people they are
created out of Gods love so as to enter into
communion with him.
48
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
Why did the people of Israel keep the Sabbath?
It was Gods command and a sign of their covenant
with God who created in six days and rested on
the seventh.
49
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
How do Christians observe the Sabbath?
By prayer and worship of God on the Lords Day.
50
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What tasks did God give Adam?
Adam was to work, worship, and be fruitful and
multiply.
51
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
Does till and keep refer only to manual
labor?
No. It also refers to the ministry of priests in
the sanctuary of the Temple. By extension, this
means that as a son of God, Adams responsibility
was to exercise dominion over creation and to
strive for holiness.
52
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What was the original meaning of creation for man
and woman?
Creation was a setting, designed by God, where
everything was good and man and woman could know
God and live in his presence.
53
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What was the command God gave Adam and Eve?
They were forbidden to eat the fruit from the
Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil under
penalty of death.
54
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What did the serpent tell Eve would happen if she
ate the fruit?
She would not die, but her eyes would be opened,
and she would be like God, knowing good and evil.
55
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What death did Adam and Eve suffer when they
disobeyed?
They suffered a spiritual death. This was
eventually followed by a physical death.
56
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What did Adam and Eve lose?
They lost supernatural life, communion with God,
and communion with the natural order (i.e., with
each other and the rest of creation).
57
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What effect did the sin of Adam and Eve have on
their descendants?
Their descendants have lost communion with God
and the natural order, and they inherit the
tendency to sin (concupiscence).
Extension The grace God gives through the
Church restores communion and strengthens the
People of God against sin.
58
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Guided Exercise -
Conduct a think/pair/share using the following
question How does the serpent in Genesis
illustrate what Jesus said about the Devil, that
he is the father of lies and a murderer from
the beginning?
59
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What is the Protoevangelium, or the First
Gospel?
It is the announcement, made by God after the
fall of Adam and Eve, of the Redeemer, of a
battle between the serpent and the Woman, and of
the final victory of her descendant.
60
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
How did Original Sin affect the first two
children of Adam and Eve?
Their firstborn son Cain murdered their
secondborn Abel.
61
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
How were the lines of Cain and Seth different?
Cains descendants were notoriously wicked, while
Seths descendants were more faithful to God.
62
The Covenants with Adam and Noah
- Focus Question -
What was the second covenant?
Gods covenant with Noah was to never again
destroy the human race from a deluge.
63
Gods Covenant with Abraham
- Lesson Objectives -
  • Gods covenant with Abraham
  • Isaac as a type of Christ

64
The Covenant with Abraham
- Basic Questions -
What was Gods covenant with Abraham?
God made a covenant with Abraham that would make
him the father of a nation and told him that
through him all the nations would be blessed. In
his trust in Gods seemingly impossible promises,
Abraham became the father of all who have faith.
65
The Covenant with Abraham
- Basic Questions -
How is Isaac a foreshadowing of Christ?
Abrahams son, Isaac, is a type of Christ in his
sacrifice on the mountain.
66
The Covenant with Abraham
- Graphic Organizer -
Complete the following table to see clearly Gods
three promises to Abram.
Promise Biblical Language Meaning
A Land and a Nation
A Kingship and Name
A Blessing for All Nations
67
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
What is the difference between remote and
immediate preparation?
Preparation by definition comes before an act.
Remote preparation comes earlier than immediate
preparation and may be less directly connected to
the act.
68
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
Was Abraham a solitary individual?
No. He was the leader of a tribe of possibly
three thousand people.
69
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
What was Abrahams problem in terms of
inheritance?
He was an old man and had never had any children
therefore, he had no one to whom he could pass on
his inheritance.
70
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
How did Abram respond to Gods promises?
Abram believed what God promised, despite the
fact that his wife had never been able to
conceive a child, and left his homeland with his
household.
71
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
What was the problem when Abram arrived in the
land God promised him and his descendants?
It was already occupied by the Canaanites.
72
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
What is the good and bad news which God gave
Abram about the history of his descendants?
They would be enslaved and oppressed for four
hundred years the nation that did that to them
would be judged by God Abrams descendants would
leave that land with great possessions and after
that they would possess Canaan.
73
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
What promises did God make with Abram almost
twenty-five years later?
God gave Abram a new name, Abraham, and promised
that he and his wife would have a son of their
own. God made an everlasting covenant with
Abraham. Through his son, Isaac, Abraham would be
the father of a multitude of nations.
74
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
What is a particular sign of the covenant with
Abraham?
Circumcision.
75
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
Why was Gods promise to Abraham and Sarah
seemingly impossible?
Both of them were almost a hundred years old.
76
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
How did God test Abrahams obedience once Isaac
was born and became a young man?
God told Abraham to sacrifice his son.
77
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
How did Abraham respond to Gods request?
He trusted God completely and set out to obey
him.
78
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
How do we know Isaac also trusted in God?
Isaac was strong enough to carry the wood for the
sacrifice and his father was old. Isaac could
have resisted, but instead he let his father bind
him.
79
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
How did Abrahams seemingly false statement, God
will provide himself the lamb for the sacrifice,
come true?
An angel intervened, stopping Abraham from
sacrificing Isaac, and pointing out a ram that
was caught by its horns in a thicket which
Abraham was to offer. Also, God provided us with
a perfect sacrifice when he sent his own Son,
Jesus Christ, to die on the Cross for our sins.
80
The Covenant with Abraham
- Guided Exercise -
Write about how Isaac is a type, or figure, of
Christ based on the sidebar on Isaac and Christ
and other information in this lesson. How is the
biblical pattern of forty repeated with Christ
and his Apostles after the Resurrection?
81
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
How do Christians understand the sacrifice of
Isaac?
It is a foreshadowing or type of the sacrifice
of Christ on the Cross.
82
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
How was Gods covenant promise that all the
nations of the world would be blessed through
Abraham fulfilled?
It was partially realized by the people of
Israel, who were called by God to be a light to
the nations, and completely fulfilled in the
Person of Jesus Christ.
83
The Covenant with Abraham
- Focus Question -
Why is Abraham called the father of all who
believe?
Because of his faith in Gods promises to him.
84
Gods Covenant with Moses
- Lesson Objectives -
  • What God did for Israel through Moses

85
The Covenant with Moses
- Basic Questions -
What did God do for Israel through Moses?
God, revealed himself to Moses and, through
Moses, to Israel. God delivered Israel from
slavery in Egypt and created a covenant with
them, giving them the Law.
86
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
Why did the Egyptian pharaoh turn against the
descendants of Abraham?
They had grown so numerous he was afraid they
would rebel and conquer Egypt.
87
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
What measures did Pharaoh impose to control the
population of the Israelites?
He enslaved them and decreed infanticide against
all male Israelite children.
88
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
How was the baby Moses saved from death?
His mother set him afloat in the Nile in a reed
basket, where he was found and adopted by
Pharaohs daughter with his real mother acting as
his wet nurse.
89
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
How was Moses raised as both an Egyptian and a
Jew?
Pharaohs daughter raised Moses in the Royal
Egyptian court and his mother secretly instructed
him in the faith of his ancestors.
90
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
Why did Moses run away from Egypt?
Moses killed an Egyptian taskmaster who was
abusing a Jew. He fled to Midian after he learned
that his deed was known.
91
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
What vocation did God give Moses when he was
eighty years old?
God appeared to him in a burning bush and told
him to return to Egypt and to tell Pharaoh to
release the people of Israel.
92
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
What did God call Israel in his message to
Pharaoh?
His firstborn son.
93
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
Why did God order Israel to repeat the Passover
feast each year?
So they would always remember how God had saved
his people from oppression in Egypt.
94
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
How did God fulfill his prophecy to Abraham about
his descendants enslavement?
Israel was, in fact, enslaved in a foreign land
for a period of four hundred years, and they did
leave enriched when God brought judgment on their
oppressors.
95
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
What does exodus mean?
It refers to Israels going out of Egypt.
96
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
How did God care for Israel in the desert?
He gave them water from a dry rock to drink and
manna, a wafer-like bread, from the sky.
97
The Covenant with Moses
- Graphic Organizer -
Complete the following table to summarize what
Gods Revelation of his name to Moses tells us
about God.
Revelation Explanation
God is a Person
God is existence itself
98
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
With what did God threaten Pharaoh, if he did not
release Israel?
He threatened to slay Pharaohs firstborn son.
99
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
How did God fulfill this warning?
He sent ten plagues, the last one killing every
firstborn Egyptian son.
100
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
How did Israel escape the passing over of the
angel of death?
The Chosen People followed Gods instructions to
take a young lamb, without any blemish or broken
bones, and to sacrifice it, eating the flesh and
brushing some of its blood on their lintels and
doorposts.
101
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
Where did God make a covenant with Israel?
At Mt. Sinai.
102
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
What covenant did God make with Israel?
Israel would be Gods own possession among all
the people of the earth and would be a kingdom of
priests and a holy nation that would bring
salvation to the whole world.
103
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
What were the conditions of the covenant?
Israel was to keep the Law that God gave themthe
Ten Commandments.
104
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
How did Israel respond to the offer of a new
covenant?
They said yes all that the Lord has spoken we
will do, and we will be obedient (Ex 247).
105
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
What is the connection between the assembly of
Israel and the Church?
The Hebrew word for the entire assembly of
Israelites is qahal. Its Greek translation is
ekklesia, which is translated church.
106
The Covenant with Moses
- Guided Exercise -
Conduct a think/pair/share using the following
question What was the Tabernacle and its
contents?
107
The Covenant with Moses
- Guided Exercise -
Write about the parallels between Israels and
Adam and Eves disobedience.
108
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
What absurd demand does Israel make of Aaron when
Moses is up on the mountain?
They asked Aaron to make them a god, which he
did.
109
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
What did Moses do when he saw the Israelites
committing idolatry?
He was furious and shattered the stone tablets
containing the Law.
110
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
What happened to the common priesthood of
Israel?
God established an order of priests, the Levites,
to take the place of the common priesthood.
111
The Covenant with Moses
- Focus Question -
What happened to the Law that God gave to
Israel?
It stayed in effect, but because Israel had shown
that they could not overcome the temptation to
worship pagan gods, they were given a second set
of lawsfound in the Book of Deuteronomyintended
to keep Israel separate from the other nations.
112
The Davidic Covenant
- Lesson Objectives -
  • The pattern of Jewish history before the
    kingship
  • Davids kingdom
  • The Davidic covenant
  • Israels history after David

113
The Davidic Covenant
- Basic Questions -
What was the pattern of Jewish history before the
kingdom was established?
The pattern of Jewish history from the entry into
the Promised Land up to the time of David was a
vicious cycle of faithfulness to God followed by
a turn to idolatry.
114
The Davidic Covenant
- Basic Questions -
What was the Davidic kingdom?
David established Israel as a kingdom with
Jerusalem as its political and religious capital.
115
The Davidic Covenant
- Basic Questions -
What were the features of the covenant with
David?
God established an everlasting covenant with
David and his descendants.
116
The Davidic Covenant
- Basic Questions -
What was Israels history after David?
After Solomons reign, Israel eventually
disintegrated and suffered a period of exile as
it awaited the fulfillment of the Davidic
covenant.
117
The Davidic Covenant
- Focus Question -
Why did Israel spend forty years wandering in the
desert?
It was a punishment for their disobedience over
the golden calf.
118
The Davidic Covenant
- Focus Question -
How did Joshua become the leader of Israel?
Moses chose him and laid his hands on him to make
him his successor.
119
The Davidic Covenant
- Focus Question -
What did Israel do under Joshuas leadership?
They conquered much of the Promised Land.
120
The Davidic Covenant
- Focus Question -
What was the pattern of Jewish history for the
next few centuries?
It was a vicious cycle of faithfulness, followed
by idolatry and anarchy. God would send judges to
return his people to righteousness. They would
enjoy a period of order and prosperity and then
would turn away once again to idols.
121
The Davidic Covenant
- Focus Question -
Why did the Israelites continue to fall away from
the Law of God?
They were attracted to the customs and idols of
neighboring nations and longed for the power,
wealth, and stability that other nations enjoyed.
122
The Davidic Covenant
- Focus Question -
How was the role of the king in Israel unique?
God was always to be the true king of Israel.
123
The Davidic Covenant
- Focus Question -
Why did Samuel pour oil on Sauls head?
This action, previously reserved for the
ordination of priests, declared Saul to be Gods
chosen king.
124
The Davidic Covenant
- Focus Question -
How does anointing relate to the messiah?
Oil was a visible sign of consecration. The word
anointed one is messiah in Hebrew, or
christ in Greek. The messiah was to be the one
chosen by God to be the leader and savior of his
people.
125
The Davidic Covenant
- Guided Exercise -
Perform a paragraph shrink on the paragraph
beginning, Where Israel had failed (p. 22).
126
The Davidic Covenant
- Focus Question -
Who was the second king of Israel?
David.
127
The Davidic Covenant
- Focus Question -
What happened to the young man David after Samuel
had anointed him?
The spirit of the Lord came mightily upon David
from that day forward (1 Sm 1613).
128
The Davidic Covenant
- Focus Question -
What were the two major difficulties facing the
people of Israel in Davids time?
From within, Israel was disunified, constantly
getting into disputes, some of which blew up into
full-scale civil wars. From without, Israel faced
political and moral threats from their pagan
neighbors.
129
The Davidic Covenant
- Focus Question -
Why did David choose Jerusalem to be his new
capital?
In order to preserve the kingdoms fragile
unityas well as to prove that he was not playing
favorites among the tribeshe moved his capital
to Jerusalem, a city near the center of Israel
that none of the tribes had claimed as its own.
130
The Davidic Covenant
- Focus Question -
Why did David move the Ark of the Covenant to
Jerusalem?
He wanted Jerusalem to be the religious as well
as political capital for Israel.
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Complete the following table to record the three
additional features of the Davidic Covenant.
Feature Explanation
Queen Mother
Prime minister
Thank offering
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How did David act as a priest when the Ark was
moved to Jerusalem?
He wore the robes of a priest, led the procession
of the Levites carrying the Ark into the city,
offered the sacrifices himself, and established
the thank offering.
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What was the thank offering?
It was a sacrifice that included unleavened bread
and wine and was made in gratitude for Gods
deliverance. It would become the primary worship
in the Temple.
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How was Davids sonship with God different from
Israels as a whole?
Israel would receive the blessings of the
covenant if they were obedient Davids promise
was unconditional and permanent.
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- Graphic Organizer -
Complete the following table to record the
primary features of the Davidic Covenant.
Feature Explanation
Kingdom
Dynasty
Son of God
Unlimited and Everlasting
Jerusalem and Mt. Zion
Temple
Wisdom
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How did Davids kingdom become glorious under
Solomon?
Solomon built a magnificent Temple, and ruled
over a kingdom with which neighboring nations
aligned. Jerusalem became a place of pilgrimage
to worship the one true God.
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How did Solomon go wrong?
He disobeyed the laws of Moses that governed
kingship. He also took hundreds of wives and
concubines from other nations and allowed them to
turn him toward idolatry.
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- Focus Question -
What was the fate of the Davidic kingdom?
It was divided and eventually destroyed by the
Assyrians and the Babylonians.
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What promises seemed destroyed?
The restoration of Israel as a priestly nation
and the fulfillment of the promise to Abraham of
a worldwide blessing through his descendants.
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- Focus Question -
How were exile and the prophets beneficial for
Israel?
The prophets called Israel back to God, while
exile helped deepen the faith of the nation and
solidified their hope in Gods promise of an
everlasting kingdom.
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