• (Gen 1:28)  And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
  • (Gen 1:29)  And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.
  • (Gen 1:30)  And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so.


A covenant is basically a promise made.  In the Bible we see a number of covenants made between God and His people throughout history.  The first is the Adamic covenant between God and Adam as the representative of all mankind to follow him. The terms are pretty simple with one rule not to break: 

Do not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil or you will die. (Genesis 2:17)


This covenant was conditional so if Adam failed to hold his end of the promise, God’s ends would go away as well.  So when Adam and Eve disobeyed, the covenant was broken for all mankind.


Read Romans chapter 5 and consider these connections to the fall of Adam….

In Romans 5:12 it s pretty encompassing to the measure sin permeates mankind.  What can we say of works-righteousness if all have sinned?


In verse 14 it says death spread to all because all sinned.  What does this foreshadow in the promised life to come in Heaven?


In verse 16 it mentioned a free gift.  What is that free gift?



Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second member of the Trinity.  He is co-equal with God the Father and the Holy Spirit in all power, authority, and dominion in the universe.  He was co-creator and rules over all creation from heaven.  Jesus existed before the world began.  He was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of the virgin Mary.  Jesus lived a sinless life and is the only sacrifice for our sins, dying on the cross, and defeating death forever.  He rose from the grave to return to heaven where He sits today.  Because of His perfect sacrifice we have eternal life as heirs of God. He will return to restore His kingdom and judge all people according to the will of God.

Genesis 3:8, Genesis 16:7-13, Ephesians 1:15-23, Revelation, 22:16, Colossians 1:15-19, John 17:5, Matthew 1:23, Hebrews 1:3, John 14:9-10, Matthew 4:1-11, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Peter 2:21-25, John 3:16-17, John 6:38, Hebrews 1:3, Colossians 1:20-23, Philippians 2:5-11, Luke 24:38-43, Matthew 28:9, Acts 10:41, Ephesians 1:7, Hebrews 1:2-3, Revelation 3:21, John 5:22-23, 2 Corinthians 5:10, 2 Timothy 4:7-8