Despite all the brokenness of the world and the rebellion of His people, God planned from before creation a way to restore all things to Himself. This plan was revealed throughout history in promises, or covenants, God made with His people.
Colossians 1:19-20, 1 Peter 1:19-21
These covenants were initiated by God and motivated by His grace to restore us into intimate fellowship with Him. They serve as the framework upon which the history of God’s people and the storyline of the Bible is built. God made covenants with the world through Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, David, and Jeremiah. These covenants had specific applications to the specific times and people they were made with, but have ramifications for all people of all times and places.
Genesis 3:15, 9, 15, Exodus 20-24, 2 Samuel 7, Jeremiah 31:31-40
Every promise, covenant, commandment and prophecy of Old Testament Scripture foreshadows, points to, and finds its fulfillment in the Messiah, the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Matthew 5:17-20, Luke 24:27, 44-49, 2 Corinthians 1:20
Mark Driscoll: Covenant