Covenant Structure (Commandments and Promises)

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This table shows the structure of our covenant with Christ.  The expression “I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior” encapsulates the structure of the covenant.  That is, by calling Him “Lord” we are promising to obey His commandments and by calling Him “Savior” we are trusting the promises He has made to us.

Covenant: Commandments and Promises

 CommandmentsPromises
The commandments comprise the law, and the promises amount to hope.(law)(hope)
Jesus is LordJesus is Savior
What we must doWhat Christ will do
Example: Ephesians 6:2-3 (which is the first commandment with a promise)Honor your father and motherso that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth
This table depicts the general structure of a covenant (which has obligations for both parties) and, more specifically, how this structure applies to our relationship with Christ.

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